New York Times Travel Section Letters
OPENING TIES WITH CUBA
To the Editor:
Regarding Caren Osten Gerszberg’s “In Cuba, Finding a Tiny Corner of Jewish Life” (Journeys, Feb. 4): Some religious organizations do slip through the eye of the Bush Administration needle, but many do not. Secular entities including students, museums, cultural exchanges, alumni groups, lawyers, scientists, architects, sports teams and humanitarian programs have seen even the constrained ability to visit Cuba granted by the Clinton Administration totally sacrificed for Miami votes during the 2004 and 2006 elections.
If bipartisan legislation (H.R. 654) spearheaded by Representative Charles B. Rangel, is passed by Congress and survives an anticipated veto threat, all Americans can regain their right to travel freely to Cuba this year.
Mr. McAuliff is the executive director for the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, located in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.