Support the City of St. Paul resolution against the blockade

Council members Jane Prince, Rebecca Noecker and Dai Thao, with the support of Council president Amy Brendmoen, are sponsoring a resolution against the U.S. embargo of Cuba in the St. Paul City Council. When the resolution is adopted, St. Paul will join  Minneapolis and seven other cities in the U.S. that have done so. Besides the importance such a resolution would have for the people of Cuba - and of Minnesota - St. Paul has deep connections with Cuba that go back to the 19th century. This history is set out in the background information document supporting the resolution.

The resolution is scheduled to be heard at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, January 23, in the City Council chambers at 15 W. Kellogg. Please join us in support of the resolution at the meeting. If you can't make it, please contact council members and Mayor Carter to thank them or to ask for their support.

 You can find contact information for council members here and for the mayor here. Print a flyer here.

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 Underwriting Sponsors Victor's 1959 Cafe, Acentos, Inc., Swor & Gatto
Sponsors: Betty Lotterman, Craig and Linda Ostrem 
Supporters: May Day Cafe, Helen K. Tillow and Walter Tillow, Department of Language and Cross-Cultural Studies, Augsburg University
Community Partner: East Side Freedom Library

 Let's Go to Cuba! 
Informational presentations on these upcoming solidarity trips
7:15, Tuesday, February 12
Blegen Hall 210, West Bank Campus, University of Minnesota
Facebook event here

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  Volunteer Work Brigade in 
Solidarity with Cuba

April 21 to May 5: join the National Network on Cuba and its member organizations in Cuba. 
More information:

30th Pastors for Peace 
Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

June 25 - July 5: travel to Havana and Cienfuegos
and challenge the U.S. blockade of Cuba. More information:


Venceremos Brigade
50th anniversary

Celebrate the 50th brigade July 21 - August 2, 6 
or 13 or July 28 - August 1. Join 300 others in challenging U.S. travel restrictions. Four dates, licensed or unlicensed options.

More information here.

Witness for Peace
Five upcoming trips

Three trips in March (arts and culture, advocacy, 
Black Americans and Black Cubans), one in July (Afro Cuba) and one in September (art, history and healthcare).

More information here.

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo 

In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.

Resolutions adopted by the 193-member world body are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the vote has given Cuba an annual stage for the last 27 years to demonstrate the isolation of the U.S. on the embargo.

It was imposed in 1960 following the revolution led by Fidel Castro and the nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations, and two years later it was strengthened. More.

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October 19-23, 2018 
  • Miguel Fraga, First Secretary, Cuban Embassy, visits Minnesota 
  • National Network on Cuba annual meeting 

  • Travel to Cuba is still legal. 
  • Help support Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando's new film, Sisters of the Heart


Next Minnesota Cuba Committee meeting: 6:00 pm, Sunday, January 27, Boneshaker Books. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Check our 
Travel page for information about travel to Cuba in the wake of the Trump changes. 

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Contact us at or 612-367-6134. Find us on the Minnesota Cuba Committee Facebook page, the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival Facebook page and on TwitterSign up for our email list here

Mailing address: Minnesota Cuba Committee
c/o Franklin Curbelo · 400 E. Lake St. · Minneapolis, MN 55408