U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
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Rep. Gwen Moore Welcomes New Diplomatic Approach to Cuba

In response to recent actions by the White House to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

By - Dec 17th, 2014 02:16 pm

In response to recent actions by the White House to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

“After decades of an embargo-first and embargo-only strategy of pursuing our foreign policy interests, I enthusiastically welcome the White House’s new approach to Cuba. This historic move to break the deadlock shifts America away from the days of the 1960s and has the potential to unlock a mutually beneficial future between the U.S. and the Cuban people.

“With this move comes a renewed leadership in the Americas and a valuable opportunity for improved human rights conditions and democratic reforms throughout the region. This landmark shift in policy proves that although change never comes easy or swiftly, at the end of the day, it does come. Now is the time to support the difficult work ahead to ensure that this historic opportunity is not wasted.

“As we celebrate the end of generations of isolation and a new era in U.S.-Cuban relations, let us also rejoice in knowledge that soon, American contractor Alan Gross will be reunited with his family after suffering from five years of imprisonment. His release signifies another critical step toward normalization and increased engagement between our countries. There is no doubt that this will be an unforgettable Hanukkah for the Gross family.”

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3 thoughts on “Rep. Gwen Moore Welcomes New Diplomatic Approach to Cuba”

  1. Gary says:

    This is really exciting news! Kudos to President Obama & administration.

  2. julilly kohler says:

    Yes indeed, kudos!
    Finally, in his last two years, with nothing to lose, Obama is really being a President and leader. There are a few other IMPORTANT things to do as well: like issuing an executive order lifting the ban on abortion restrictions placed on foreign aid.
    With rape being used deliberately as a weapon of war, and not allowing our aid recipients abortions for those rape pregnancies, is inhuman.
    Go President Obama!
    Good to see you in such fine fettle.

  3. cAROL says:

    What concessions did Cuba make for this deal? We get 1 prisoner again exchanged for 3 spies? Castro will still be in charge, elections won’t be held, the Cuban people still won’t be free of Communism Until Cuba has to do some serious concessions, this is not the deal this president should have made. Again he makes deals with our enemy and puts our people in danger of being held for ransom. The direction this president is going in is a real danger to us all.

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