This Wednesday, September 23, the State Department announces the creation of the List of Cuba Prohibited Accommodations. The CPA List includes 433 properties that are owned or controlled by the Cuban regime or by collaborators who have numerous contacts with the regime.
By MiamiDiario Editorial Staff
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced regulatory changes in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) that limit some transactions related to the ability to stay in properties identified on the CPA List.
The profit that the Cuban government makes from hospitality properties that are owned or controlled by the government, senior regime officials, Cuban Communist Party leaders, and family members of these people disproportionately benefits the Cuban government at the expense of the people of that country, who continue to endure the regime’s repression. Instead, authorized travelers should be housed in private accommodations, called casas particulares, which are owned and managed by independent entrepreneurs.
The measures adopted today by OFAC also restrict the possibility of importing alcoholic and tobacco products of Cuban origin; organizing and attending certain professional meetings or conferences in Cuba; and organizing and attending certain public performances, clinics, workshops, competitions, and exhibitions in Cuba. Together, these measures are aimed at depriving the Cuban regime of the resources it uses to oppress the Cuban population and to finance its interference in Venezuela, to the detriment of the citizens of both countries.
The United States will continue to support the Cuban people in their pursuit of democratic government, economic prosperity, and respect for human rights, including freedom of religion, expression, and association.
With information from nota de prensa
Translated by: Aleuzenev Nogales