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Issues in the News:
Cuba Family Reunification and Migration Issues: On August 28, the Department of State delivered a diplomatic note to the Cuban Interests Section in Washington and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Havana urging the Cuban Government to assist in reuniting families by granting exit permits to Cuban Nationals with valid U.S. documents for travel to the United States. The Department seeks to draw specific attention to those cases where families are needlessly separated due to arbitrary Cuban policies. [more]
Amnesty International: Amnesty International notes in it's Annual Report 2000 released on June 14 that Cuban dissidents, independent journalists, and human rights defenders, "suffered severe harrassment" during 1999.

Department of State Cuba Briefings
The Office of Cuban Affairs, U.S. Department of State, in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, are available to provide briefings on U.S. policy toward Cuba and an overview of Cuban political and economic conditions.
      To schedule a briefing at the Office of Cuban Affairs in Washington, D.C., please call the Office of Cuban Affairs at (202) 647-9273 or e-mail us at cubanaffairs@state.gov.
      To schedule a briefing at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, please call the Public Information Officer of the U.S. Information Office in the U.S. Interests Section at [011] (53-7) 33-3551 or 33-3967.

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