550. 2/15/2003

“South Florida’s Cuban-American community is expressing unprecedented support for easing elements of the United States’ embargo of Cuba. In a public opinion poll conducted for the Miami Herald in February 2003, among Cuban-Americans living in South Florida, there is significant support for ending the travel ban, lifting the cap on remittances, and increasing outreach efforts towards those on the island. Here is a sample of some of the results: The Travel Ban: Among Cuban-Americans living in South Florida, 47% responded that they support lifting travel restrictions for all U.S. citizens who want to travel to Cuba, as compared to 46% who oppose and 7% who said they don’t know. The Remittances Cap: Among Cuban-Americans living in South Florida, 49% responded that they support lifting restrictions on [the] amount of money that U.S. citizens can send to their family in Cuba, as compared to 44% who oppose and 7% who said they don’t know… ‘The Embargo’: Among Cuban-Americans living in South Florida, to the question, ‘Generally speaking, do you support or oppose the U.S. embargo of Cuba?’ 60% responded ‘support,’ 27% responded ‘oppose,’ and 12% responded ‘Don’t know.’ Dialogue with the Island: Among Cuban-Americans living in South Florida, several questions asked respondents about their views on existing initiatives to enter dialogue with those living in Cuba, to which over 50% responded ‘support,’ while under 40% responded ‘oppose.’” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.] [Con Embargo]

“Embargo Update: Overview of Recent Developments,” HavanaJournal.com, April 1, 2003

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