• Labor and Employment Committee Cuba Delegation: Bilateral research and international conference on labor rights

    The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba.  The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program.  Labor lawyers, trade unionists and neutrals have been a part of these delegations since 2000.  In the winter of […]

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  • Urge President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes

    From the NLG Cuba Subcommittee: The National Lawyers Guild and many others around the hemisphere and world have called upon President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes, a decorated Puerto Rican career public servant who shared U.S. plans with Cuba based on her deep seated views over the injustice of the U.S. attempts to impose […]

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  • US Dismisses First Cuba Travel Enforcement Case in 10 years; NLG Re-Institutes Legal Network to Defend US Travelers to Cuba

    In December 2016, the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) agreed to dismiss its case against Albert A. Fox, Jr. and the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, in which OFAC sought a $100,000 penalty for travel to Cuba and encouraging others to do so, in 2010 and 2011. This was the only […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro Ruz

      On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, racism, disease […]

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  • NLG requests Hillary Clinton provide evidence for or correct her recent remarks about Cuba

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Cuba Subcommittee sent the letter below in response to Hilary Clinton’s assertions on Cuba, in an attack on Bernie Sanders in their March 9th Miami debate. The letter was sent to the Clinton campaign on March 13, 2016, and has been picked up by a number of groups concerned with Cuba […]

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  • NLG resolution urgently calls on US government to normalize Cuba relations, end persecution of anti-blockade activists

    The following resolution was passed by the National Lawyers Guild unanimously at its 78th convention, in Oakland, California, on October 24, 2015, reiterating its call to fully end the blockade on Cuba and also demanding an end to the IRS proceedings against the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and other threats against organizations and […]

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  • New Report: Delegation to Colombia Peace Talks in Cuba

    A strong contingent of NLG members participated in a recent delegation to Cuba to observe, meet with and learn about the Colombia peace talks, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice. The delegation, which took place from April 11-18, has issued a new report with its findings, program, observations and conclusions. NLG Participants included: President-Elect […]

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  • Cuban Five at the US Social Forum

    Marjorie Cohn On June 28, lead Cuban Five counsel and longtime National Lawyers Guild member Leonard Weinglass and I participated in a workshop at the US Social Forum. Another member of the legal team, attorney Roberto Gonzáles, also spoke. Roberto’s brother René is one of the Five. For more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations […]

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  • NLG to U.S.: Prosecute or Extradite Luis Posada Carriles

    On Tuesday May 8, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone dismissed perjury charges against Luis Posada Carriles. Posada is a Cuban-born terrorist and long-time CIA agent who boasted of helping to detonate deadly bombs in Havana hotels 10 years ago, and was the alleged mastermind of a 1976 bombing of a civilian Cuban airplane that […]

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  • What is the Status of LGTB Rights in Cuba & the U.S.A?

    Daniela Castillo What are the most significant differences between LGTB rights in Cuba and the United States? In Cuba Employment: Cuba’s new labor code recognizes sexual orientation as a form of unacceptable discrimination. Gender identity was discussed, but evidently not so far included. Criminalization of Private Sex Acts: According to Dr. Alberto Roque, private homosexual […]

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