CRV Newsletter: Fall 2017
As our fifth year anniversary of legal cultural exchange with Cuba begins in the fall of 2017, CR&V has multiple and diverse delegations on the books beginning January 2018. There are trips for arts aficionados, educators and anyone interested in on-the-ground discovery of cultural life in Cuba.
We have heard much about the changes coming under the Trump administration’s tougher stance with the Cuban government. As yet, we don’t know the full extent of the new Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, but from what has been released by the administration, group People-to-People delegations in the 12 designated categories will be permitted. See the “Cuba Standard Monthly” link (bottom left page 2) for the most recent and comprehensive information.
What we know for certain is that CR&V has been a recognized model for legal People-to-People travel to Cuba since we began our exchanges in 2012. We have always held ourselves to a higher standard. In fact, our mission is to be the new leader in cultural diplomacy between our two nations. The arts has the power to bring people together in celebration of humanity no matter what divides us.