Mavis Anderson, Senior Associate
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October 3, 2017
LAWG Condemns the Expulsion of 15 Cuban Diplomats, Calls for Continued Engagement
Washington, D.C.—The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) strongly condemns the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington, D.C. This decision by the administration—which comes less than a week after the drawdown of U.S. diplomats from the Havana embassy—is shortsighted, unreasonable, and vindictive.
“This action will only serve to harm both the Cuban and the American people, set back progress toward normalization of relations, and benefit only those whose aim it is to regress U.S.-Cuba relations to the decades-old, harsh, and failed embargo,” says Mavis Anderson, Cuba Senior Associate at LAWG.
LAWG urges the continuation of a joint U.S.-Cuba investigation into the unresolved mystery that has caused harm to the health of U.S. and Canadian diplomats, emphasizing the need for engagement over aggression. The organization also energetically supports cooperative efforts leading to normalization of relations between our two countries.