Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera in Chicago March 22, 23

Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States will be here March 22 and 23.

Wednesday March 22

University Church

5655 South University Avenue
program begins at 7pm, reception 6:30 pm

Thursday March 23

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

4048 West Armitage Avenue

6:30 reception 7pm program


Ambassador Torres Rivera is the first woman to head Cuba’s mission in Washington. She has been a diplomat since 1994. Her previous positions include Ambassador to Vietnam and member of the Cuban delegation involved in re-establishing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

She was part of the Cuban delegation that met with US government authorities to discuss the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and the re-opening of embassies in both countries, from 2015 to 2017. She was also part of the Cuba-US Bilateral Commission and the Cuba-US Bilateral Economic Dialogue as well as other Cuba-US bilateral dialogues on regulatory issues, human rights, traffic in persons, the establishment of direct postal services, renewable energy and banking issues.

Her focus will be on the US blockade against Cuba, and Biden’s unjustified naming of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. She will discuss the harm this inflicts on the Cuban people, and the struggle to have it removed. The City Council of Chicago unanimously passed a resolution calling on the US government to end the blockade. In addition, 114 Congresspeople have called on President Biden to end the blockade. The United Nations General Assembly has repeatedly passed now near unanimous resolutions calling on the United States to end the blockade on Cuba.

for info, call or text: Julie 630.915.0654

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