Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cuba Academic Alliance Refocuses Effort in 2009

In 2004 the Cuba Academic Alliance (CAA) was formed by institutions of higher education across the United States in response to the 2004 restrictions imposed on educational exchange and travel programs to Cuba during the Bush Administration by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). With the Obama Administration just under a week away from taking office, CAA has refocused its lobbying efforts in the hope that the United State will lift the current restrictions and educational exchange and travel programs to Cuba will once again be available to students and scholars in the United States. You can read more about CAA and their 2009 effort here.

You may also want to read a related article from January 8th by Wayne Smith entitled "An Opportunity for Obama: An Opening to Cuba?" on the counterpunch.org website.

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