WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
18 Dec 2007

Congressman Rangel supports travel to Cuba

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) supports the U.S. Cuba Cultural Exchange in urging President Bush to lift the ban on travel to Cuba with the aim of fostering artistic exchange between the U.S. and Cuba.

On November 27, 2007, the U.S. Cuba Cultural Exchange sent a letter to President Bush that expressed their desire to establish relations with Cuban artists and urged him to take steps to normalize interaction with Cuba. The letter was signed by several artists including Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Carlos Santana, and Sean Penn. As of December 11,2007, the letter has been signed by one thousand four hundred and twelve people.

Congressman Rangel's statement and the original letter from the U.S. Cuba Cultural Exchange to President Bush are available here.

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