RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over one hundred progressive foreign policy groups in the United States have formed an alliance called the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE). Their main goal is to restore normal relations with Cuba.
One of the reasons for these efforts is the countless gradual tightening of sanctions and the blockade against Cuba that have been imposed since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. In recent debates, the humanitarian consequences of measures such as these, which have also been taken against Venezuela and Iran, have become more acute than ever.
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