WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019
6:30 pm: Pre-event refreshments
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Presentations and discussion
WHERE: Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
In 2014 President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that they were moving to normalize diplomatic relations, raising hopes in both countries. After five-decades of an embargo, trade and travel restrictions began to relax. What has happened since?
Miguel Fraga has been First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. since diplomatic relations were re-established. He holds a master’s of science in foreign relations from the Raúl Roa García School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from the University of Havana.
Mavis Anderson is a Senior Associate at the Latin America Working Group in Washington, DC. Mavis has covered U.S. policy toward Cuba since 1997, cultivating congressional, organizational and grassroots support for the LAWG coalition’s efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsored by Friends of Latin America (FoLA) and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) Social Justice Committee
For more information contact Leslie Salgado at Cuba_is_hope@comcast.net or 410-381-4899.
Leslie P. Salgado, Chair
Friends of Latin America (Formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America)
“La lucha que se pierde es la que se abandona” Che Guevara
The struggle that is lost is the one that is abandoned (My interpretation in English)