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Sanctions force Cuba to interrupt consular services in the US

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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  • Cuba, USA
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  • December 18 2013

On 26 November 2013, the Cuban Interests Section (the "Section") in Washington, DC, which functions as Cuba's de facto embassy in the US, announced

OFAC promulgates general licenses and special licenses to authorize certain activities, transactions, and dealings in support of the Cuban people

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • Cuba, USA
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  • January 31 2011

The US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Controls (“OFAC”), has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”), 31 C.F.R. Part 515, promulgating general licenses and specific licenses to authorize certain activities, transactions, and dealings in support of the Cuban people

Cuba-2010: a journey back in time with a bright future

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • Cuba, USA
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  • March 12 2010

The enactment of the Agrarian Reform Law of 1959, land “reform” legislation that resulted in the nationalization of large estates and companies by the Cuban Government, not only resulted in mistrust -- but also 50 years of a severed relationship -- between the United States and Cuba

OFAC amends Cuban assets control regulations

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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  • Cuba, USA
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  • October 1 2009

During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama promised greater engagement with Cuba, contrary to the more stringent Cuba policies of the prior administration

OFAC and BIS amend Cuba sanctions regulations to ease travel and telecommunications restrictions

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • Cuba, USA
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  • September 23 2009

As previously reported, President Obama issued a press release on April 13, 2009, indicating the Administration’s intent to ease certain aspects of the US-Cuba trade sanctions regime in order to improve telecommunications connections between Cuba and the United States, and to make it easier for US persons to visit family members in Cuba and send money to them