New Mexico State Council

Jeff V. Lopez
President, NM Cattle Growers Association

Alex O. Romero
President and CEO, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Herb Thomas
Board President, Santa Fe Council on International Relations

Raymond G. Sandoval
President, Santa Fe Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Art McHaffie
Santa Fe Council on International Relations

Paul J. Gessing
President, Rio Grande Foundation

Melinne Owens
Former Peace Corps Volunteer & Artist




Simon Brackley
President, CEO, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Vicki Huddleston
Former US Ambassador to Mali

Roselyn Yazzie
Navajo Agriculture Products Industry

Governor Gary Pyne
Pueblo of Picuris

Stuart Ashman
Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

Marie Longserre
President, Santa Fe Business Incubator

Tony Archuleta
Superintendent, Cuba Independent School District

Xavier Zamarripa
Nativegrown Wines

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 


AP: New Mexico coalition starts council to push trade with Cuba

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.

KRQE: State Senator works to open trade, travel with 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. 

AP: Flake, Udall working to open Cuban travel, trade

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.