USA implements new measure that tightens blockade to Cuba

USA implements new measure that tightens blockade to Cuba

Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The suspension as of Tuesday of public charter flights between any airport in the United States and Cuba, except the Jose Marti International Airport, is part of the tightening of the blockade to the Caribbean island.

The measure that affects nine Cuban international airports joined the ranks of 190 sanctions applied since 2017 by the Washington Government against the Caribbean nation, Granma newspaper published on Tuesday.

This is part of the White House pressure strategy towards the island along with the consular closure of the US Embassy in Havana, the suspension of cruise trips and the persecution against tanker ships that transport oil to Cuba.

The newspaper warns that the implementation of this measure by the government of Donald Trump aims to win the votes of the most reactionary sectors of Cuban emigration in the United States, especially the state of Florida, in the November presidential elections.

Granma emphasizes that this time, the reactions against the sanction have not been expected in that country, where the Cuban residents have been affected since late 2019 by the suspension of regular direct flights to destinations in Cuba.

The tourism news site, Reportur, said that reducing trips to Cuba will raise tickets price to the island, an effect that the Cuban families will suffer on both sides of the Florida Strait.

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