This April the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan passed through Seattle on its way to Cuba carrying much need supplies and medicine. As usual, Pastors for Peace and the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee organized an event. For 28 years, the Pastors for Peace have staged this act of civil disobedience in the spirit of the US civil rights movement, by committing the civil offence of unlicensed travel to Cuba. In the years 2005 and 2006 all adult Caravanistas received threatening letters from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the department of the US Treasury responsible for implementing the US economic blockade of Cuba, though in the end no further action was taken. Since then there has been nothing, but it cannot be predicted what stance the incoming Trump administration will take.

Although President Obama finally lifted many aspects of the travel ban in the face of ostracization by the OAS, many people may not realize that the economic embargo is still in place. 

Manolo De Los Santos, an American born theology/philosophy student in Cuba spoke on U.S.-Cuba relations in the age of Trump. The talk is followed by a short Cuban film dubbed in English about the US military occupation of Guantanamo Bay: 
"Todo Guantánamo es nuestro" (All Guantanamo is Ours). 

Manolo De Los Santos is on the Pastors for Peace staff a member of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization.

Recorded April 17, 2017 at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle
Thanks to the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee

 

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Program Details
Episode S6E21
Broadcast Week Jun 11th 2017
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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