Cuba: US Democratic Senators Submit Bill To End the Blockade

Advocates for the end of the U.S. blockade against Cuba march on a caravan in Miami on February 1, 2021.

Wyden also recognizes that the U.S. blockade on Cuba “is an artifact from the 1960s.” The Senate Finance Committee chairman also remarked that “to continue  this outdated, harmful policy of isolation would be a failure of American leadership.”

Feb 5 (teleSUR) U.S. Democratic Senator and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden has introduced a bill to end Cuba’s blockade, his office announced on Friday.

“The U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2021 would repeal the major statutes that codify sanctions against Cuba, including the Helms-Burton Act and the Cuban Democracy Act, as well as other provisions that affect trade, investment, and travel with Cuba. It would also establish normal trade relations with the country,” the Senator explained in a press release.


Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE)@AllianceForCuba
Historic move by Sen. @RonWyden with @SenatorLeahy@SenatorDurbin@SenJeffMerkley! “This is the first trade-related bill Wyden has introduced as chairman of @SenFinance, a clear show that is top of mind for him and not just another Cuba bill.” Now is this time!

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Sabrina Rodrí[email protected] new effort on the Hill to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba. This time by Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden.

Wyden also recognizes that the U.S. blockade on Cuba “is an artifact from the 1960s.” The Senate Finance Committee chairman also remarked that “to continue  this outdated, harmful policy of isolation would be a failure of American leadership.”

The legislation would eliminate any prohibition on limiting annual remittances; establish all travel guarantees for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba; remove provisions restricting trade and other relations with the Caribbean country and legalize telecommunication services between both nations, among others.

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