Here’s What Can Happen if You Violate the U.S. Cuba Embargo

Here’s What Can Happen if You Violate the U.S. Cuba Embargo

Before 2013, Adem Arici was one of the most successful owners in the gourmet grocery business. He was the co-founder and former co-owner of the chain of Amish and Zaytuna Markets that had locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. But, in 2011, Arici was charged with conspiracy to violate the Trading with the … Read more

How Re-Designating Cuba Under “Trading with the Enemy Act” Helped Ease the Embargo

How Re-Designating Cuba Under “Trading with the Enemy Act” Helped Ease the Embargo

On September 11,¬†President Barack Obama extended Cuba’s status as an “enemy” under a 1917 law called the Trading with the Enemy Act.¬† North Korea was removed in 2008 – Cuba is the only country with this special designation. Ironically, by extending Cuba’s designation as an enemy, Obama preserved his executive authority to chip away at … Read more