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Casa de las Américas (Casa) is a New York-based organization of Cuban emigrants who support the revolution. Beginning in 1955, the July 26 Committee was established in NY for the purpose of supporting the armed struggle that was taking place in Cuba against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Shortly after the triumph of the revolution in 1959, the Committee was renamed Casa Cuba, which later became Casa de las Américas.

60 Years Ago Until Today!


Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
Josefina Vidal, Cuban Ambassador to Canada
Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador to the United States
Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst and Director of Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects, National Security Archive. He is the author/editor of Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba (The New Press, 1998). His most recent book is Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (UNC Press, 2014).
Mary-Alice Waters, President, Pathfinder Press, editor, Playa Girón
Catherine Murphy, Founder, and Director of The Literacy Project. Her documentary Maestra explores the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign through the eyes of the youngest women teachers


NYC Car caravan and rally in solidarity with Cuban americans


The New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition, representing dozens of organizations and activists, will hold its 4th Car Caravan to demand the US government lift all its economic and political sanctions against the people and government of Cuba.

Washington’s aggression against Cuba is particularly criminal in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuba has given the world a shining example of countering the pandemic on the island and offering medical solidarity worldwide through the Henry Reeve volunteer medical brigades. This contrasts with the social disaster and for-profit health care facing millions in the US.

These caravans in cities around the country, initiated by Cuban-Americans in South Florida, demand an end to the economic, trade, and banking sanctions causing great economic hardship in Cuba, and to US attacks on the right to travel and family visits for residents of both countries.

For the past four years the Trump administration ratcheted up its anti-Cuba sanctions. It intensified the six decades of economic and political war Washington has waged against Cuba since the 1959 revolution. Among other things, these attacks pushed back the Obama administration’s measures to reestablish diplomatic relations, loosen US restrictions on travel and family remittances, and other steps.

Lift all US economic and travel sanctions against Cuba!

Stop US attacks on Cuban medical volunteers working around the world!

For US-Cuba medical collaboration to fight the COVID-19 pandemic!

Sunday, March 28th

1:00 pm- caravan gathers departs from Harlem State Office Building @ 125th Street Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Through El Barrio “Spanish Harlem”

1:30 pm- Rally & Outreach: At The Peoples Church “Street Fair” @ E.111th Street & Lexington Ave.

For More Information: 917-887-8710