US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

By the Cuba Journal staff The United States House of Representatives has voted to retain restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens. The House voted 247-176 to retain the restrictions, which was included in a bill involving transportation funding. According to a report in the Telegraph, the provision “would block new rules issued in … Read more

Cuba Removed From US Terror List

Cuba Removed From US Terror List

The Obama administration removed Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.  While not unexpected, this development adds to the momentum that Washington and Havana have gather in the last few months. Secretary of State John F. Kerry rescinded Cuba’s designation as a terrorism sponsor at the end of a 45-day congressional notification period. … Read more

Cuban Government Opens US Bank Account Amid Diplomatic Talks In Washington

Cuban Government Opens US Bank Account Amid Diplomatic Talks In Washington

Yesterday the State Department confirmed that the Cuba government is seeking to establishing a banking relationship with a US bank.  Today, we have learned that bank is South Florida-based Stonegate Bank. “We hope this is the initial step to normalize banking ties between the two countries, which will benefit American companies wanting to do business … Read more