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2020 Cuba Special Weapons News

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  • The Cuban Regime's Cruel Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters US Dept. of State 24 Nov 2020 -- The U.S. government strongly condemns the Cuban regime's harassment of activists peacefully protesting the imprisonment of human rights defender Denis Sol√≠s Gonz√°lez. We urge the Cuban government to dismiss this unjust sentence and release him without condition.



  • Addition to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List US Dept. of State 30 Sep 2020 -- "Today, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Cuban national Luis Alberto Rodr√≠guez L√≥pez-Calleja (also known as L√≥pez-Callejas) to OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Rodr√≠guez L√≥pez-Calleja is the head of the Cuban military-owned conglomerate Grupo de Administraci√≥n Empresarial S.A. (GAESA)."
  • Addition to the Cuba Restricted List US Dept. of State 28 Sep 2020 -- "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."
  • Trump imposes new sanctions on Cuba amid tough 2020 races in Florida Press TV 23 Sep 2020 -- The US has imposed new sanctions on the Cuban government as the Trump administration keeps raising tensions between the two countries.
  • Treasury Amends Regulations to Restrict Revenue Sources to the Cuban Regime US Treasury 23 Sep 2020 -- Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President's foreign policy to deny the Cuban regime sources of revenue.
  • US Imposes More Sanctions on Cuba VOA 23 Sep 2020 -- The United States on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Cuba, aimed at further denying sources of revenue to the government in Havana.
  • At UN, Venezuela, Cuba rebuke US hegemony Press TV 22 Sep 2020 -- Venezuela and Cuba have called on the international community to put up a united front and fight the United States‚Äô hegemony and its blockade against nations at a time of global crises, including the coronavirus pandemic.




  • Venezuela hails Iran, Russia, China, Cuba as true friends Press TV 08 Jun 2020 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hailed Iran, Russia, China, and Cuba as real friends of Caracas and expressed gratitude for their humanitarian aid.
  • Cuba says new US sanctions designed to affect Cuban families Press TV 04 Jun 2020 -- Cuba has denounced as "shameful and criminal" the latest sanctions imposed by the United States on the Caribbean country, saying they are designed to affect Cuban families.
  • Additions to the Cuba Restricted List US Dept. of State 03 Jun 2020 -- "Today, the United States Government is announcing the addition of seven new subentities to the Cuba Restricted List. These seven subentities disproportionately benefit the Castro dictatorship, a regime which uses the profits from these businesses to oppress the Cuban people and to fund its interference in Venezuela, at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba."



  • Lift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US UN News 30 Apr 2020 -- The United States must urgently lift its blockade on Cuba to save lives amid the expanding COVID-19 crisis, UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday, emphasizing that the more than six-decades-old sanctions are impeding the supply of medicine, medical equipment, food and other goods essential to surviving the pandemic.
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000 in Cuba Global Times 20 Apr 2020 -- Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuba surpassed 1,000 on Sunday with 34 deaths, according to a senior Cuban health official.
  • Cuba provides medical relief worldwide despite US sanctions Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Cuba has demonstrated its commitment to global solidarity during the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) pandemic by rushing to aid hard-hit countries, despite facing difficulties in importing medical supplies due to US sanctions.




  • United States Further Restricts Air Travel to Cuba US Dept. of State 10 Jan 2020 -- Today, at my request, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) suspended until further notice all public charter flights between the United States and Cuban destinations other than Havana's Jos Mart International Airport
  • US Imposed Sanctions on Cuban Minister of Armed Forces - Pompeo Sputnik 03 Jan 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that sanctions have been imposed against Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Minister Leopoldo Cintra Frias for alleged human rights violations and actions to prop up Venezuelan authorities.
  • Public Designation of Leopoldo Cintra Frias Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights US Dept. of State 02 Jan 2020 -- The Department is publicly designating Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (MINFAR), under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, due to his involvement, by command responsibility, in gross violations of human rights.

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