Cuba’s Economy in 2017

Cuba’s Economy in 2017

As of March 2017, there were reports emanating from the Cuban government that premium gasoline would be rationed in the coming months. According to official Cuban data, the island nation’s economy fell 0.9% in 2016 despite significant increases in the travel and tourism sector. (Readers should note that the Cuban government tracks and publishes very … Read more

Adventure Travel Gains Momentum in Cuba

Adventure Travel Gains Momentum in Cuba

Cuba’s vast coastline (40% longer than Florida’s) and diverse terrestrial features are just now being discovered by adventure travelers. The Adventure Travel Trade Association defines adventure tourism as a trip (travelling outside a person’s normal environment for more than 24 hours and not more  than one consecutive year) that includes at least two of the … Read more

Here’s What Can Happen If You Violate U.S. OFAC Rules Pertaining To Cuba

Here’s What Can Happen If You Violate U.S. OFAC Rules Pertaining To Cuba

In September 2016, Albert A. Fox Jr faced a $100,000 fine from U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for alleged violations of the U.S. embargo against Cuba during two trips to the island over recent years. This January, the government settled the case against the pro-Cuba/anti-embargo Fox for $10,000. el Nuevo Herald, … Read more