POST Online Media Lite Edition


U.S. announces new restrictions against Cuba

Christian Fernsby |
The United States imposed new restriction measures against Cuba, an effort to further deny Havana sources of revenue.

Article continues below

Topics: U.S    CUBA   

The new measures will prohibit U.S. citizens from "lodging at certain properties in Cuba, importing Cuban-origin alcohol and tobacco products, attending or organizing professional meetings or conferences in Cuba, and participating in and organizing certain public performances, clinics, workshops, competitions, and exhibitions in Cuba," the Treasury Department said in a statement.

President Donald Trump first announced these measures during his remarks to honor the Bay of Pigs veterans.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday condemned Washington's intensified economic blockade against the island nation during his video address to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

In April 1961, the U.S. government supported an abortive invasion by Cuban exiles at the Bay of Pigs in southwest Cuba, after the 1959 Cuba Revolution led by Fidel Castro overthrew a U.S.-friendly government.

What to read next

Cuba wants to learn Vietnam’s experiences in developing hi-tech parks
Dutch minister wants modern ties between EU and Cuba
Cuba and China sign agreements to promote economic cooperation