The Majority of the Cuban people, the American people, and the rest of the world want to End the Embargo on Cuba
“It is time, now, for us to leave the past behind. It is time for us to look forward to the future…” – Barack Obama in Havana.
“Dear President Biden, I’ve always argued that normal relations between Cuba and the US is the right thing to do for the American people, as well as the Cuban people. It is a step most Americans support” – Congressman James P. McGovern.
Our Digital Platform encompasses all the efforts of Cubans and non-Cubans, in the USA and the world to end the Embargo on Cuba.
What is the U.S. Embargo on Cuba?
The United States embargo against Cuba prevents American businesses, and businesses with commercial activities in the United States, from conducting trade with Cuban interests. It is the most enduring trade embargo in modern history.
On October 19, 1960, the U.S. placed an embargo on exports to Cuba except for food and medicine and later it was extended to… READ MORE
Can Biden End the Embargo?
It is now commonly acknowledged that Joe Biden has the authority to unilaterally modify the U.S. embargo on Cuba. This power exists notwithstanding Congress’s attempted “codification” of the U.S. Treasury Department regulations that constitute that embargo.
It remains little understood, though, that the president has the power to… READ MORE
Cubans Have the Right to Build Their Own Destiny
(Cubans enjoying a baseball match between Cuba’s and the United States’ teams)
Should the U.S. End the Embargo on Cuba?
Yes, of course. It has severely restricted trade and travel between the two nations. Its value and impact have proven to be useless. The United States is the only nation that still has a trade embargo against Cuba. After six decades, it’s clear that U.S. policy has failed to achieve its goals: the end of the Cuban political model and a “so-called” peaceful transition to democracy.
Today, Cuba remains the same and the real victims of U.S. policies are the 11 million… READ MORE
How the Embargo violates US Citizens rights?
In America, people believe that travel is inherently educational and is a human right. Everything we do in our everyday jobs is supposedly dedicated to creating a more welcoming and globally engaged United States and a more peaceful world.
The free exchange of people and ideas is one of the core tenets of the U.S. The embargo and the travel ban to Cuba undermine that tenet and inhibit the U.S. ability to build trust. It also undermines our leadership in the… READ MORE
Who Benefits from the Embargo on Cuba?
The embargo benefits only a small group of Cuban exiles, who each year obtain financial aid from the US government to “supposedly” promote opposition to the Cuban government, a task in which they have totally failed for more than 60 years. The only ones they have harmed, increasing their suffering, are their own Cuban people.
It is a minority group that uses its economic power and political influence to keep US foreign policy hostage, preventing US producers from trading with the island, US citizens from traveling to Cuba, and the necessary rapprochement that everyone is wishing for.
Who Opposes the Embargo on Cuba?
The MAJORITY of the Cuban people (90% of the Cubans who live on the Island and more than 50% of the Cubans who live around the world). The MAJORITY of the American people (2/3 of Americans), who have had the possibility of traveling to the Island and trading with Cubans limited by their government. The overwhelming MAJORITY of UN member countries who year after year condemn the embargo.
What is NEMO, the No Embargo Cuba Movement?
We are a people-to-people initiative. We are not funded or sponsored by any political or governmental organization. We do not subordinate ourselves to any institution or government, except to the will of the Cuban people, the American people, and friends of Cuba throughout the world. We are an inclusive movement that invites all people who oppose the embargo on Cuba, regardless of their ideology or political affiliation.
What Can We do to End the Embargo?
Now is the time for U.S. citizens to ensure that the next many years of Cuba/U.S. relations will benefit the people from both countries.
Now is the time for Cubans living on the island or throughout the world to demonstrate their willingness to end the embargo, acting together in a “United Front Against the Embargo.” That does not mean to stop supporting each of the initiatives that are being carried out today against the embargo, but in addition to that:
1. Join the Group No Embargo Cuba on Facebook.
2. Upload your photo to this Group with the message: “Mr. Biden, please. End the Embargo on Cuba“, followed by your city and country. In English because the campaign is aimed at the American public opinion. Including “please” because we are educated people. And all with the same text to reinforce the message of the campaign and not confuse anyone.
3. Sign the petition from Professor Carlos Lazo to President Biden to lift the embargo on Cuba.
4. Participate in the Rallies of cars and bicycles (Caravans) for the Cuban Family that are organized in Miami and other cities, if you live nearby.
5. Support, promote and disseminate all the initiatives that are organized against the embargo/blockade.