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Required Departure of Cuban Diplomats from Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations

The Department of State today notified the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations for abusing their privileges of residence. This is due to their attempts to conduct influence operations against the United States. In addition to the ...
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International Day of Democracy

U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO September 15, 2019 International Day of Democracy On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy. In the United States, those rights are ...
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Religious Freedom in Cuba

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson September 10, 2019  Religious Freedom in Cuba This past weekend, many in Cuba, and many Cuban Americans, joyfully celebrated the Feast of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre (La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre), the patron saint of Cuba. ...
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United States Restricts Remittances and “U-Turn” Transactions to Cuba

United States Restricts Remittances and “U-Turn” Transactions to Cuba MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 Today, the Department of the Treasury took action to prevent U.S. remittances to Cuba from enriching Cuban regime insiders and their families and to restrict Cuba’s access to the U.S. financial system. Going forward, U.S. persons are no longer allowed to ...
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