New Mexico State Council
Jeff V. Lopez
President, NM Cattle Growers Association
Alex O. Romero
President and CEO, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Board President, Santa Fe Council on International Relations
Raymond G. Sandoval
President, Santa Fe Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Council on International Relations
Paul J. Gessing
President, Rio Grande Foundation
Former Peace Corps Volunteer & Artist
INTERIM DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART
President, CEO, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
Former US Ambassador to Mali
Navajo Agriculture Products Industry
Governor Gary Pyne
Pueblo of Picuris
Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
President, Santa Fe Business Incubator
Superintendent, Cuba Independent School District
Vicki M. Nelson
Associate Director for Business Operations, UNM Latin America and Iberian Institute
Gil Vigil Executive Director/Tribal Council Member, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc
NEW MEXICO'S CHAMPIONS
New Mexico and Cuba in the News
The Engage Cuba New Mexico State Council, made up of agriculture, energy and American Indian representatives, wants to lift travel and trade restrictions on the communist island amid opening relations with the U.S.
Radio Cadena Agramonte/Radio Reloj: Engage Cuba, U.S. Senator Udall, and State leaders Launch New Mexico State Council
Engage Cuba, a leading coalition of private companies and organizations working to lift Washington's travel and trade restrictions on Cuba, has joined state leaders to launch the bipartisan Engage Cuba New Mexico State Council.
Albuquerque Journal: Group pushing trade with Cuba launches in NM
The Washington, D.C.-based Engage Cuba Coalition on Wednesday added New Mexico to its roster of states with a local council supporting an end to the 56-year-old trade embargo against Cuba.
A U.S. Senator from New Mexico is working to open trade and travel with Cuba. On Wednesday, he will speak at a panel discussion to launch a new statewide effort.
Albuquerque Journal: House panel eyes state Cuban trade office
New Mexico House panel is set to discuss a proposal that would create a state Cuban Trade Office. The House Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee is scheduled Wednesday to debate the bill sponsored by Rep. Miguel Garcia.
ABC Albuquerque: Cuban cigars could soon be available in the U.S.
A thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba could lead to a greater availability of Cuban cigars. Matt Monte knows almost every cigar in his humidor -- and he should.
Santa Fe Reporter: Can New Mexico lead U.S. relations with Cuba?
A lawmaker wants New Mexico to take immediate advantage of the United States' newly opened relationship with Cuba.
U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Tom Udall of New Mexico pledge to continue working to open U.S. travel to Cuba and trade with the island country.