Human Rights Watch supports the new rules announced by US President Barack Obama on January 14, 2011, which will allow religious, educational, and other civil society groups from the United States to travel to Cuba. The new regulations will also permit Americans to send remittances to assist Cuban citizens.
Committee Hearing on "Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act"
The Honorable Collin C. Peterson
Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
1301 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Chairman,
Committee Hearing on “Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?”
In a crucial vote this week, the Organization of American States could decide whether to lift Cuba's almost 50-year suspension from the key regional body. OAS secretary general José Miguel Insulza wants to bring the issue to a vote as early as June 2 at a General Assembly meeting. Such a move would be bad for civil society in Cuba and bad for the OAS.
La Cumbre es una oportunidad para reemplazar las ineficaces políticas de aislamiento y de relaciones acríticas con ese gobierno
(Washington, DC) - Los jefes de estado reunidos en la Cumbre de las Américas deben trabajar conjuntamente para adoptar una nueva postura común frente a Cuba que permita la desarticulación efectiva de la maquinaria represiva de ese país, señaló hoy Human Rights Watch.
Summit Is Opportunity to Replace Failed Policies of Isolation and Uncritical Engagement
(Washington, DC) - Heads of state gathered at the Summit of the Americas should work together to create a new, unified approach to Cuba that will be more effective toward dismantling Cuba's repressive machinery, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Washington, DC) - Human Rights Watch fully supports the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, which would end a decades-old travel ban that violates international human rights law, has caused considerable suffering for families, and has failed completely to bring change to Cuba.