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#CubaNow Statement on Tonight’s State of the Union

Ric Herrero

#CubaNow Press Release

Jan 12, 2016

#CubaNow Executive Director Ric Herrero issued the following statement on President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight and his remarks calling on Congress to finally lift the embargo on Cuba: 

“Since his first year in office, President Obama has shown a greater commitment to helping the Cuban people than any other president in our lifetime. He has opened trade and travel for all Americans, made it easier to support Cuban families and the Island’s entrepreneurial sector, and showed bold leadership in the historic rapprochement between our two nations. The president’s call to recognize that the Cold War is over and lift the embargo on Cuba was met with applause tonight by members of Congress, and for good reason. It’s time to finally end a failed policy of isolation that remains the single largest external obstacle to meaningful change in Cuba, and actively play a constructive role in shaping a better future for the Cuban people.”