When An Advocacy Group Makes A Mistake... It Should Correct It, Not Ignore It

On 4 November 2016, a Washington, DC-based Republic of Cuba-focused advocacy group used the image below to represent a port in the Republic of Cuba. 

The image is from a port at Dubai which can handle 10 million containers; the port at Mariel in the Republic of Cuba can handle approximately 800,000 containers.  The image of the port at Dubai shows more than twenty yellow cranes; the port at Mariel has four green cranes. 

The advocacy group was notified that the image was incorrect, yet continues to use the image (through the morning of 14 November 2016, when it was replaced).  The decision not to change the image demonstrates a focus more upon messaging than credibility and providing factual information to United States-based companies.  All organizations are harmed.

Washington, DC-based Engage Cuba uses this image to represent the Port of Mariel near the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba

Washington, DC-based Engage Cuba uses this image to represent the Port of Mariel near the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba

"Jebel Ali (also sometime written "Mina Jabal Ali") is a deep port located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour and the biggest and by far the busiest port in the Middle East.[1] Port Jebel Ali was constructed in the late 1970s to supplement the facilities at Port Rashid."  The facility is managed by Dubai-based DP World.

"Jebel Ali (also sometime written "Mina Jabal Ali") is a deep port located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour and the biggest and by far the busiest port in the Middle East.[1] Port Jebel Ali was constructed in the late 1970s to supplement the facilities at Port Rashid."  The facility is managed by Dubai-based DP World.

The Port at Mariel, Republic of Cuba, managed by Singapore-based PS International.

The Port at Mariel, Republic of Cuba, managed by Singapore-based PS International.