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The Cuban Regime’s Cruel Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters

The U.S. government strongly condemns the Cuban regime’s harassment of activists peacefully protesting the imprisonment of human rights defender Denis Solís González. We urge the Cuban government to dismiss this unjust sentence and release him without condition. The regime has repeatedly targeted Mr. Solís González, a musician and member of the San Isidro Movement (MSI) ...
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Removing Cuba’s Military from the Remittance Process

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 24, 2020 Yesterday, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action to remove Cuba’s military from the process of sending remittances to Cuba. Once these changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) are effective, persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction will no longer be authorized to process remittances to ...
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Addition to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List

Today, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Cuban national Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja (also known as López-Callejas) to OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Rodríguez López-Calleja is the head of the Cuban military-owned conglomerate Grupo de Administración Empresarial S.A. (GAESA). All assets, property, and interests of property of ...
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Addition to the Cuba Restricted List

Today, the Department of State is adding American International Services (AIS) to the Cuba Restricted List.  AIS is a financial institution controlled by the Cuban military that processes remittances sent to the Cuban people.  The Cuban military also uses AIS, its parent company FINCIMEX, and other entities to charge fees and manipulate the remittance and ...
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