Increase Food Sales to Cuba
WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarah Stephens of the
Center for Democracy in the Americas released the following statement
regarding a letter urging passage of legislation to lift travel and
export restrictions to Cuba signed by blogger Yoani Sanchez, hunger
striker Guillermo Farinas, and more than seventy other prominent
political dissidents in Cuba:
"74 of Cuba's most prominent political dissidents have endorsed the
Peterson-Moran legislation to end the travel ban and expand food exports
to Cuba because in their words it is good for human rights, good for
alleviating hunger, and good for spreading information and showing
solidarity with the Cuban people.
"Their letter answers every argument the pro-embargo forces use to
oppose this legislation. This, itself, answers the question 'who is
speaking for the Cuban people in this debate?' - those who want to send
food and Americans to visit the island and stand with ordinary Cubans,
or those who don't.
"If Cuba's best known bloggers, dissidents, hunger strikers, and other
activists for human rights want this legislation enacted, what else
needs be said?"
The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) runs the Freedom to
Travel Campaign, a public education project whose goal is to end the
travel ban to Cuba for all Americans.