Sunday 16 May 2021

U.S. Imposes New Restrictions on Tourism in Cuba

PANAM POST – The president of the United States, Donald Trump, advances in his determination to siege the tyrannies of the continent. On Wednesday, September 23, the White House announced new sanctions against Cuba, which include prohibiting Americans from staying in hotels owned by the Cuban government, as well as from buying alcohol and tobacco to take back to their country, EFE news agency reported.

For the past three years, the Trump government has maintained a veto on companies controlled by Cuba’s military, intelligence, and security services. The Armed Forces control a large part of the lodging sites on the island. With the new measure, Washington blocks all lodgings.

- Advertisement -

The head of the U.S. State Department’s policy towards Cuba and Venezuela said in a statement to the press that this measure affects a total of 443 hotels in Cuba.

Ban on bringing Cuban alcohol and tobacco into the U.S.

The measure to be implemented through the Treasury Department also prohibits Americans visiting Cuba from bringing back alcohol or tobacco products of Cuban origin. Until now, a directive from Barack Obama was in force, allowing people to legally bring up to 100 dollars worth of such products in their luggage.

This new resolution also eliminates the authorization that allowed Americans to attend or organize professional meetings or conferences in Cuba. With these new rules, such activities will be possible only upon request for exceptional cases.

Cutting income to the Cuban regime

On August 13, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the suspension of private charter flights between Cuba and the United States. Two weeks ago, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Havana International Bank, the only Cuban-owned bank operating outside the island.

- Advertisement -

The Republican leader’s policy has focused on financially strangling the Cuban regime by cutting its revenue capabilities.

Since his arrival to power, Donald Trump started to reverse the process of normalization of relations that Barack Obama had initiated.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says

Q24N   - Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism...

The Internet, the stone in the Cuban government’s shoe

Q REPORTS (Havana) "Lies", "manipulation", "subversion": Raúl Castro, who handed over...

MOST READ

Recope requests the sixth consecutive increase in fuel prices for 2021

QCOSTARICA - The Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo(RECOPE - the refinery that does not refine anything - requested the sixth consecutive fuel hike in 2021. As...

College of Physicians proposes to apply 150,000 doses weekly; tighten vehicle restrictions

QCOSTARICA - Applying 150,000 doses per week of the covid-19 vaccine and establishing stricter vehicle restrictions temporarily, are the two main proposals of the...

11,773 older adults rejected the covid-19 vaccine; another 441 missed the second dose

QCOSTARICA - A total of 11,773 older adults (defined here as those ages 58 and up) have rejected the covid-19 vaccine and another 441...

A perfect storm: What’s behind the Colombia protests?

QCOLOMBIA – Colombia has been roiled by nationwide, anti-government protests for more than two weeks, with the city of Cali emerging as the epicenter. Protesters...

New batch of 124,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine arrived Tuesday

QCOSTARICA - A new batch with 124,020 doses of the covid-19 vaccine landed Tuesday night, as part of the weekly deliveries from Pfizer. With this...

Health expands group 3 vaccination for people from 16 to 58 years

QCOSTARICA - Adolescents of 16 and 17 years old with some risk factor in case of falling ill with covid-19 will be part of...

Three thousand hospitalized by the end of May, UCR projects

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, the Ministry of Health reported 1,280 people in hospital with covid-19, of which 466 of them in an ICU, aged...

Today’s Covid news: We are almost a death every hour

QCOSTARICA - The last seven days (May to May 11) have been bitterly deadly for the country, with 146 people dying from covid-19. According to...

Costa Rica will buy two million more doses to accelerate vaccination

QCOSTARICA - The President of the Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE), Alexander Solis, announced this Monday afternoon that Costa Rica is purchasing an additional...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.