Former Member of the US House of Representatives (R-FL)
Pro to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"In addition to imposing economic pressure on the Castro regime and holding it accountable for actions against U.S. interests, the embargo is a moral stance against the brutal dictatorship. Over the last 50 years, the embargo has served as a constant form of solidarity with the Cuban people. I am ever hopeful that a Cuban Spring will arrive as long as we maintain and enforce policies which support the freedom-loving will of the Cuban people. The embargo will remain in place until free, fair and transparent elections are scheduled, political prisoners are released, and freedom of expression and the press are established."
"Fifty Years Later, Cuban Embargo Demonstrates U.S. Solidarity with Cuban People," House Committee on Foreign Affairs website, Feb. 7, 2012
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, US House of Representatives (R-FL), 1989-2019
Recipient, Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), 2013
Recipient, Latino Information & Technology "Campeones" Beacon Award, 2013
Former Co-Chair, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
Former Co-Chair, Congressional Vision Caucus member of the House Committee on Rules
Former Chairman emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and am now
Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.
Member, Florida Senate, 1986-1989
Member, Florida State House of Representatives, 1982-1986
Principal and founder, Eastern Academy
Florida certified teacher
Ed.D, Education, University of Miami, 2004
MS, Education, Florida International University, 1985
BA, Education, Florida International University, 1975
AA, Miami-Dade Community College, 1972
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Born in Havana, Cuba in July 1952
Moved to Miami at age 8
First Hispanic woman to serve in the Florida State House of Representatives, Florida Senate, and US House of Representatives