Elian Gonzalez One-Year Anniversary: Events in Houston (Thurs Apr 19), New Orleans (Fri Apr 20) and Miami (Sun Apr 22)

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cuba Policy Foundation

    HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS and MIAMI, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the
 April 22, 2000 action that reunited Elian and Juan Miguel Gonzalez, Ambassador
 Sally Grooms Cowal, who gave them refuge in Washington after Elian left Miami,
 will be holding news conferences in Houston, New Orleans and Miami on April
 19, 20 and 22, 2001.  The news conferences will mark Ambassador Cowal's first
 public appearances in the year since.  Listed below are the logistics for each
 city's news conference.
     Ambassador Cowal, president of the recently created Cuba Policy
 Foundation, will provide an update on Elian Gonzalez, and will address
 U.S.-Cuba relations in the aftermath of the Elian saga.  Ambassador Cowal will
 address how the embargo against Cuba is hurting the United States --
 particularly Texas, Louisiana and Florida, which are among the states the
 embargo is hurting most.
     The Cuba Policy Foundation, a nonpartisan, centrist organization led by
 senior diplomats in Republican Administrations, favors lifting the U.S.
 embargo against Cuba.  The Cuba Policy Foundation recognizes the embargo has
 failed to produce change in Cuba for 40 years, and is hurting America's
 national and economic interests.   Ambassador Cowal served as Deputy Assistant
 Secretary of State for Latin America under first President Bush.
 
 
                  HOUSTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001 at 11 am,
                      Houston City Hall Visitors' Center.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation;
                 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Houston);
              Ron Soligo, Professor of Economics, Rice University;
                       Steve Pringle, Texas Farm Bureau;
                         and Dina Alsowayel, Chase Com.
 
 
                 NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001 at 11 am,
                              World Trade Center.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation;
                 Congressman William Jefferson (D-New Orleans);
              Julio Guichard, New Orleans Director of Int'l Trade;
             Lilian Zayas, Director, New Orleans Dept of Utilities;
                         John Redmann, Vice President,
                    Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
        and Nick Robins, former director, Tulane Cuba Studies Institute.
 
 
                    THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DAY IN MIAMI -
           SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2001 at 12 noon, location in Miami TBA.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation.
                 Journalists must have their news organization
                  credentials and are advised to arrive early.
                            Security will be tight.
 
     CUBA POLICY FOUNDATION PRESS CONTACT:  STEVEN GOLDSTEIN (917) 449-8918
 
 

SOURCE Cuba Policy Foundation
    HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS and MIAMI, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the
 April 22, 2000 action that reunited Elian and Juan Miguel Gonzalez, Ambassador
 Sally Grooms Cowal, who gave them refuge in Washington after Elian left Miami,
 will be holding news conferences in Houston, New Orleans and Miami on April
 19, 20 and 22, 2001.  The news conferences will mark Ambassador Cowal's first
 public appearances in the year since.  Listed below are the logistics for each
 city's news conference.
     Ambassador Cowal, president of the recently created Cuba Policy
 Foundation, will provide an update on Elian Gonzalez, and will address
 U.S.-Cuba relations in the aftermath of the Elian saga.  Ambassador Cowal will
 address how the embargo against Cuba is hurting the United States --
 particularly Texas, Louisiana and Florida, which are among the states the
 embargo is hurting most.
     The Cuba Policy Foundation, a nonpartisan, centrist organization led by
 senior diplomats in Republican Administrations, favors lifting the U.S.
 embargo against Cuba.  The Cuba Policy Foundation recognizes the embargo has
 failed to produce change in Cuba for 40 years, and is hurting America's
 national and economic interests.   Ambassador Cowal served as Deputy Assistant
 Secretary of State for Latin America under first President Bush.
 
 
                  HOUSTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001 at 11 am,
                      Houston City Hall Visitors' Center.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation;
                 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Houston);
              Ron Soligo, Professor of Economics, Rice University;
                       Steve Pringle, Texas Farm Bureau;
                         and Dina Alsowayel, Chase Com.
 
 
                 NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001 at 11 am,
                              World Trade Center.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation;
                 Congressman William Jefferson (D-New Orleans);
              Julio Guichard, New Orleans Director of Int'l Trade;
             Lilian Zayas, Director, New Orleans Dept of Utilities;
                         John Redmann, Vice President,
                    Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
        and Nick Robins, former director, Tulane Cuba Studies Institute.
 
 
                    THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DAY IN MIAMI -
           SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2001 at 12 noon, location in Miami TBA.
 
              News conference with Ambassador Sally Grooms Cowal,
                    president of the Cuba Policy Foundation.
                 Journalists must have their news organization
                  credentials and are advised to arrive early.
                            Security will be tight.
 
     CUBA POLICY FOUNDATION PRESS CONTACT:  STEVEN GOLDSTEIN (917) 449-8918
 
 SOURCE  Cuba Policy Foundation