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Cuba Listed As A State Sponsor of Terrorism: Reasons & Repercussion

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To most countries, particularly fellow nations in the Global South, Cuba is a sovereign nation recognized for its leadership in healthcare, diplomacy, and human development. The US government, however, has a different, and quite unique, view: Officially, Cuba is categorized as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism (SSOT).”

The use of terror and indiscriminate violence against civilians is not a novel resource; unfortunately, examples abound in the world. But resolutions demanding normalized US-Cuba relations have been passed across the US by city councils, labor unions, and organizations representing over 45 million people. For the past 30 years, every UN member except the US & Israel have voted to end the US Blockade on Cuba.

Are all these people wrong? And if not then why is Cuba on the SSOT list?

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), CODEPINK, and Latin America Working Group (LAWG) invite you to this hybrid briefing (in-person or online attendance) that will examine the rationale and the impact of the U.S. listing Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.


  • Alejandro Garcia del Toro, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of Cuba
  • Calla Walsh, Co-Chair of Nat’l Network on Cuba

Moderated by Vicki Gass, Latin America Working Group.

While we encourage in-person participation if possible, to register here to participate via zoom.

#OffTheList weekend of action is taking place with hundreds gathering in DC and around the country for protests to take Cuba off the SSOT List!


June 21
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Institute for Policy Studies
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