MIAMI, United States. — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla described as “extremely limited” the change in policy of the United States government towards the Island, announced on May 16.
The official highlighted Twitter that the economic and financial embargo, in force since 1962, is one of the elements that remain immovable.
“The publication of some regulations on the measures announced on May 16 by the US government regarding Cuba confirms the extremely limited nature of this step, the absolute validity of the economic blockade and the most aggressive aspects of the security measures. Trump,” the regime’s foreign minister wrote.
The administration of President Joe Biden not only eliminated restrictions on flights and remittances to Cuba, but will also grant licenses for academic trips and exchanges between private companies from both countries.
Despite the lifting of some of the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, individual person-to-person travel remains prohibited, as well as travel for tourist activities.
The changes also do not contemplate the sending of donations by US entities or citizens to officials of the Government of Cuba or the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) who have been sanctioned by Washington. The measure is extended to close relatives of these.
The news regulations that will allow the United States government to implement the new policy towards Cuba came into force on June 9.
The changes to the rule for transactions and exchange with Cuba (Cuban Assets Control Regulations) were included in an amendment from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
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