Statement from Engage Cuba on Cuba Regulation Changes Announced Today

WASHINGTON – Engage Cuba President James Williams issued the following statement on new changes to Cuba regulations announced today by the Obama Administration that further strengthen engagement and normalization between the United States and Cuba in the areas of travel, commerce, and telecommunications:

"Engage Cuba was founded with the dual purpose of advancing American interests while supporting the Cuban people, and the improvements to Cuba-related regulations announced today further both of those goals. These steps strengthen the ability of Americans and American businesses to travel and explore opportunities in a number of areas to the benefit of both our peoples, while improving access to telecommunications, remittances and safety for Americans visiting the island. However, there is more the Obama Administration can and should do, such as allowing individuals to participate in people-to-people travel without third-party brokers. Congress must also do its job and respond to the growing calls from constituents across the country who want to see an end to both the travel ban on Americans and the trade embargo.”

Background

Fact Sheet: The detailed fact sheet from the Administration on the changes announced today is available online HERE.

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