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File #: 21-0048R    Version: 0 Name: Request for Federal Action - End the Embargo Against Cuba
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/8/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Request for Federal Action - End the Embargo Against Cuba For the purpose of urging Congress and the President to immediately end all aspects of the United States’ economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba, including restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens; urging the United States government to remove the Republic of Cuba from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism; and urging the return of the Guantanamo Bay property to the Republic of Cuba.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Cuba, Embargo, Request for Federal Action
Attachments: 1. 21-0048R~1st Reader
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for Federal Action - End the Embargo Against Cuba
For the purpose of urging Congress and the President to immediately end all aspects of the United States’ economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba, including restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens; urging the United States government to remove the Republic of Cuba from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism; and urging the return of the Guantanamo Bay property to the Republic of Cuba.
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Whereas, Starting in October 1960, the United States government imposed an economic, commercial, and financial embargo on Cuba, amounting to a blockade;

Whereas, the U.S. embargo against Cuba continues to inflict hardship on the people of Cuba by creating shortages of food and financial and trade opportunities, and is thus in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

Whereas, the embargo denies U.S. citizens access to advanced Cuban medicines and medical technologies that Cuba willingly shares and implements all over the world, especially in developing countries;

Whereas, an end to the embargo would renew diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, allowing for a significant expansion of international trade, direct travel for the citizens of both countries, dialogue on human rights, and direct mail services, including the reinstatement of family remittances;

Whereas, for 28 consecutive years, the General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted an annual resolution in favor of lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba;

Whereas, t...

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