WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

No hay negocio: Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Cuban Entrepreneurs

1:00 P.M. Monday, 8 November 2021

(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Join the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Center for Democracy in the Americas, Puentes de Amor, Cuban-Americans for Engagement (CAFE), the Latin America Working Group, and the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) for the following discussion on the impact of U.S. sanctions on the Cuban private sector:

Join WOLA and partners to participate in a webinar on the negative impact of U.S. sanctions on Cuba’s emerging private sector. Various Cuban business owners, including the CEO of the first private firm to be created in Cuba under recently passed legislation, will be sharing their first-hand accounts and experiences on the obstacles their businesses face as a result of the current limitations under U.S.-Cuba policy, and the negative repercussions on their employees and families.

Event Details:

Monday, November 8, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

register on zoom


Oniel Diaz

Founder, AUGE

Adriana Heredia

Founder, Beyond Roots

William LeoGrande

Professor, America University

Carlos Miguel Perez

Founder & CEO, Dofleini Software

Camila Piñeiro

Professor, FLACSO

Viviana Sanchez

Founder Member, ACERCO

Special Guest:

Ben Cohen

Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

To be confirmed.


Geoff Thale

Former President, WOLA

Simultaneous interpretation will be available by Zoom only.