Advocacy: Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations


Key Partners

Washington Office on Latin America, Latin American Working Group, CWS member denominations

Having advocated for normalized relations for many years, CWS led the faith coalition that succeeded in ending restrictions on religious travel to Cuba in 2011 and subsequently focused its efforts toward the freedom of the Cuban 5 and Alan Gross, which occurred in 2014. The fruit of decades of coalitional advocacy resulted in the restoration of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations in 2015. CWS now advocates with Congress to bring a complete end to the trade embargo and to lift restrictions on travel to Cuba for all Americans.