21 November 2016
Department of the Treasury
Employer (current or most recent): Cuba Democracy Advocates
Funding Source: Volunteer
Mauricio Claver-Carone is an American advocate in support of the policy positions that the United States has taken against the Cuban government.
Claver-Carone was born in Florida and raised in Madrid, Spain. Before going into political advocacy, he was an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law and as an Adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School. Claver-Carone earned his B.A. degree magna cum laude from Rollins College, J.D. cum laude from The Catholic University of America and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Claver-Carone is host of the foreign policy show "From Washington Al Mundo" on Sirius-XM's Cristina Radio (Channel 146). Poder Magazine has recognized him as one of 20 entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and artists under 40 who are shaping the future of the US and the world.
As a content expert, Claver-Carone writes regularly for The Huffington Post, and has been published in The Wall St. Journal, and the World Affairs Journal.
He has written numerous columns in support of US policies against the Cuban government, particularly the United States embargo against Cuba, and in favor of a transition on the island. He has taken part in various televised debates on US-Cuba relations.
He is Executive Director of Cuba Democracy Advocates. In an independent capacity, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the US-Cuba Democracy PAC, which purports to be the largest, single foreign-policy political action committee in the United States, and the largest Hispanic political action committee in history.
He is editor of the blog, Capitol Hill Cubans.
From Capitol Hill Cubans:
Mauricio Claver-Carone is the Executive Director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C., a non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Cuba.
In an independent capacity, Mauricio is a co-founder and Director of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, the largest, single foreign-policy political committee in the United States and the largest Hispanic political committee in history.
Mauricio previously served as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to his work in government, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America's School of Law and an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University's National Law Center.
A prodigious writer, Mauricio's work has been featured in numerous publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Hill, The Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Yale Journal of International Affairs.