Time to Restore the Rich Cultural Ties between the U.S. and Cuba

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Catherine Murphy (adjunct professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and director of documentary, Maestra) adds her perspectives on the to the U.S. embargo to the Opinion Pages (The New York Times), stating that “Eliminating the embargo and expanding educational and cultural exchanges would benefit both nations.” [See information on Maestra in our previous post http://repeatingislands.com/2014/10/14/film-on-cuban-literacy-campaign-maestra-by-catherine-murphy/.] See excerpts of the opinion piece here and a link to the full article below:

After 20 years working to promote academic and cultural exchanges with Cuba, I would not have imagined that in 2014 the U.S. embargo would still be so solidly in place.

Eliminating the embargo and expanding educational and cultural exchanges would benefit both nations.

The granddaughter of an American raised on the island, I first traveled to Cuba to conduct research in 1992. I was investigating my family’s history and soon discovered the long…

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