Wendy W. Luers, founder and President of The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) will deliver a talk entitled “What’s Up with Cuba Now?”. This event is sponsored by the Washington Democratic Town Committee and part of the John Millington Lecture Series.
The Trump Administration is determined to punish Cuba by reversing all of the Obama efforts at opening up relations between the US and Cuba. The ones who are suffering most are the Cuban people Senator Marco Rubio and NSA John Bolton claim they are helping. Wendy Luers and her husband Ambassador William Luers have been deeply involved in cultural exchanges with Cuba since 2015 under the umbrella of her Foundation for a Civil Society. Ambassador Luers negotiated the opening of the US and Cuban Interest Sections in 1977 when he was Assistant Secretary for Latin America.
Mrs. Luers will discuss the current relations between Cuba and the United States which are changing constantly. Although the United States still has diplomatic relations with Cuba, the Trump administration has activated Title III and !V of the Helms Burton Act and made changes including prohibitions on commerce with joint ventures with the Cuban military and security services and a ban on individual travel to Cuba. Mrs. Luers will share information detailing the impact of these changes on the Cuban and Cuban Americans and investment in Cuba