LET CUBA LIVE
Calls on the IRS to cease its political persecution of IFCO
Let Cuba Live has worked in partnership with IFCO/Pastors for Peace since 1992. Our shared goals of friendship between the people of Cuba and the US, normalization of relations between Cuba and the US, respect for the sovereignty of Cuba, and an end to the illegal and immoral blockade against Cuba have been realized in our participation in the US-Cuba Friendshipment caravans every year. Let Cuba Live has also been side-by-side with IFCO for numerous other activities in celebration of the achievements of the Cuban Revolution. Our attempts to bring humanitarian aid as well as friendship to the Cuban people and to achieve freedom to travel have been a hallmark of the work of Let Cuba Live. We stand in solidarity with IFCO’s efforts on behalf of blockaded and oppressed peoples in Cuba, Haiti, Central America and the Occupied Territories of Palestine. We recognize the leadership that IFCO has taken in bringing together groups and individuals, people of faith and people of conscience, from many countries in the struggle for justice.
Let Cuba Live deplores the actions taken by the IRS in threatening IFCO’s fundamental organization as a 501(c) (3) institution, a status it has maintained since 1967. It is clear that the threats and harassment are political in nature, that the complaints are unfounded and are intended to prevent IFCO from carrying out its vital work in providing assistance to communities in need. Let Cuba Live deplores US action in continuing to keep Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism without reason.