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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

Travel to Cuba; don't let the blockade stop you

July 11, 2019 1:13 PM CDT BY CAROL FRANCES LIKINS



Participants in an IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment to Cuba. | IFCO/Pastors for Peace
“Where have you been this trip?”

“Cuba and México.”

“Did you travel with a license from the State Department?”

“On the advice of attorneys, I decline to answer that.”

“You do know you’re not allowed to go there without a license?”

“On the advice of attorneys, I decline to answer that.”


“Did you buy any Cuban products?

“On the advice of attorneys, I decline to answer that.”

Thus we were coached to answer any question not on the standard U.S. re-entry questionnaire, which is limited to what countries we visited, whether we have farm products, and such. We, the members of the U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment organized by Pastors for Peace (PfP), had just committed civil disobedience, having openly defied a travel ban that carries the potential penalties of ten years in prison and a quarter-million-dollar fine, publicly refusing to apply for a license, even refusing one when it was offered in a previous year.

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https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/travel-to-cuba-dont-let-the-blockade-stop-you/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:17 PM

1. just back.

3rd trip with friends. Nothing has changed. Southwest, travel visa at gate and your there. I have never been questioned and immigration officer actually said he's going down when coming through customs in Tampa

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:05 PM

2. Excellent! Never expected to hear that from a US gov't employee! Very cool!

Lucky you, three trips.

I guess you weren't too terrified by the scary "police state," then. Right wing maggots are still trying to push that whopper off on the unsuspecting.

Thanks, so much, for your comment.

Welcome to D.U.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:40 PM

3. Of course. There are the other old stand-bys

Travel through a third country. Perhaps fly in and out of Cancun, Mexico.

Book your Cuban travel through a Canadian travel agency.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:14 PM

4. I am sure you meant "embargo" instead of "blockade", right? nt

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