free trade, unilateral and economic trade sanctions

March 27, 2002
Contact:  Eric Thomas
Emily Kelley

USA*Engage Commits to Fight Ineffective Cuba Policies

Washington, D.C. - The USA*Engage coalition has agreed to support changes in three ineffective U.S. policies towards Cuba in 2002.

"Today, our members have committed USA*Engage to ending the travel ban, permitting private financing of sales of agricultural commodities, and repealing Section 211," said Don Deline, Co-Chairman of USA*Engage. "The United States made a choice forty years ago to isolate a dictator in Cuba. The results are clear. Today, the repressive regime is unchanged. The Cuban people are denied political freedoms. The Cuban economy does not afford the people an adequate standard of living. USA*Engage advocates bringing about much-needed positive change in Cuba through commercial engagement and cultural exchange."

USA*Engage supports:

USA*ENGAGE is a coalition of over 670 small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad. For more information on USA*ENGAGE and the harmful effects of unilateral trade sanctions, visit the USA*ENGAGE web site at



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