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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 6, 2004

Fact Sheet: Report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba

     Fact sheet en Español
The objectives of United States policy towards Cuba are clear:

To achieve these objectives, the President created the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba with a mandate to identify:

In response to the mandate to support the hastening of democratic change in Cuba, the Commission recommended an integrated approach which pairs a more robust and effective effort to support the opposition in Cuba with measures to limit the regime's cynical manipulation of humanitarian policies and to undermine its survival strategies.

Immediate Actions:

Hastening the End of the Cuban Dictatorship

  1. The President has directed that up to $59 million over the next 2 years be committed to implementing key Commission recommendations including:
  2. The President has also directed that the following actions be taken to deny resources and legitimacy to the Castro regime:
  3. The President has directed the establishment of a Transition Coordinator at the State Department to facilitate expanded implementation of pro-democracy, civil-society building, and public diplomacy projects and to continue regular planning for future transition assistance contingencies.

Plans to Assist a Free Cuba Transition to Democracy and a Free Market Economy:

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