No Cuban troops in Venezuela, Cuban diplomat tells AP

AP: FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Cuba's Director-General of U.S. Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio makes a statement to reporters, in Havana, Cuba. De Cossio says his nation has no troops in Venezuela but it maintains the right to military and intelligence cooperation with its ally. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)


AP- Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to military and intelligence cooperation with its ally, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday.

Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuba’s director-general of U.S. affairs, told The Associated Press in Washington that the U.S. is falsely accusing his country of having more than 20,000 troops and intelligence agents in Venezuela.

De Cossío said there are roughly 20,000 Cubans in Venezuela but virtually all are medical workers.

Cuban Americans for Engagement publishes an open letter to reject the latest sanctions of the Trump Administration against Cuba

Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), through its Facebook and Twitter social network accounts, published an open letter this Monday, addressed to the Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, and other officials of the Department of State, in which it expresses deep concern regarding the new measures imposed by the Trump Administration against Cuba, announced on April 17.

Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) condemns the new regulations of the United States aimed at causing more hardship to the Cuban families

In response to Trump Administration's announcements of additional sanctions on Cuba, the organization Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), an emigration group in the US, condemned the new aggressive measures of United States against Cuba, announced yesterday in Miami by National Security Advisor, John Bolton.
"Cuban Americans for Engagement condemns the implementation of these regulations aimed at causing more hardship to the Cuban family," said the organization in a note.

Kansas’ agricultural community supports better relations with Cuba

From left to right: Taylor Williamson (Kansas Wheat), Sen. Dan Kerschen, Rep. Ron Highland with his wife, Dariel Quintana Fraga, and Kerry Wefald (Department of Agriculture)

The Third Secretary of the Embassy of Cuba in Washington D.C., Dariel Quintana Fraga visited the State of Kansas, from April 3rd to 5th, 2019. The main purpose of his journey was to discuss ways of improving relations between Cuba and Kansas.