"Frenemies - Cuba and the U.S. Embargo"
"Set to the pulsating beats of Afro-Caribbean music, the feature-length documentary film Frenemies examines the fraught relationship between the island nation of Cuba and the United States. Blending 1950s archival footage with contemporary shots of Cuba's economic decay and vibrant culture, the film paints a vivid portrait of a nation fighting for survival against the world's longest-running embargo. "
Zoom discussion with award winning
Brazilian American filmmaker Mirella Martinelli
Dr. Philip Brenner
Emeritus Professor of International Relations and History, American University
Executive Director, Center for Democracy in the Americas
Senior Strategist at Oxfam America
Executive Director, United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba
Jorge Ignacio Fernandez
President, Hope for Cuba Foundation
Executive Director, Fund for Reconciliation and Development
Tuesday, February 8, 4 p.m. ET
Cosponsored by the Center for Democracy in the Americas
Youtube video of zoom here
Jorge Quintana has over 20 years of experience practicing law and comes to the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) from eight years of service as the Chief Legal Counsel for Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch. Jorge was a longtime leader in the Montana Democratic Party, having represented Montana on the Democratic National Committee from 2010-2021 and from 2016-2020, serving on the DNC Resolutions Committee and as Vice-Chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus.
John McAuliff is the founder and director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development. He seeks to contribute to the full normalization of US relations with Cuba as he did with Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. John has visited Cuba sixty-one times since 1971, all but the first visit from 1997. His program focuses are expanding travel as well as educational and cultural exchange. He collaborated with the Canadian-Greek Cuba Cruise and partners with Opera de la Calle and the magazine Temas. A special interest is the role of Irish and Irish Americans in Cuban history and the Celtic links between the traditional music of Ireland and Cubans who immigrated from Asturia and Galicia. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For additional background
a webinar presented on January 28 by the National Security Archive and the Washington Office on Latin America with Dr. William M. LeoGrande, Dr. Ricardo Torres Pérez, Gail Reed, and Peter Kornbluh View it here
"Today marks 60 years of the Cuban embargo. What exactly is it?" by William LeoGrande February 3,2022 Responsible Statecraft