U.S. imposes new sanctions on Cuba. No more rum, no tobacco, no more hotel accommodation

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Americans traveling to Cuba will not be able to buy rum or tobacco as souvenirs or be able to stay in hotels, according to a number of new restrictions that will be announced by the Donald Trump administration on Wednesday.

The Treasury Department amended embargo regulations to Cuba to prohibit imports of rum and tobacco, as well as lodging in hotels or properties controlled by the Cuban government, government officials or the Communist Party and their close relatives.

All hotels on the island are owned by the Cuban government

The properties will appear in a new list created by the State Department. Travel and tourism companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction will not be able to make reservations on these properties.

The measures will have a strong impact on tourism, as all hotels on the island are owned by the Cuban government and many companies offering reservations have operations in the United States, so they will be affected by the measure.

The Treasury also eliminated a general authorization policy for the participation or organization of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and sporting events. Citizens, residents and companies subject to U.S. law must apply for a specific authorization or license for these activities.

The new rules will take effect today, when they will be officially published in the Federal Register.

In June, the Trump administration included Fincimex, a company controlled by the GAESA military conglomerate, on a list of entities linked to the Cuban military. Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are prohibited from direct financial transactions with these entities.

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