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Cuba Ventures Acquires Travelucion Media, Steve Marshall Appointed Director

Cuba Ventures Completes COB and Acquires 100% of Travelucion Media, Steve Marshall Appointed Director Vancouver, BC ? Cuba Ventures Corp. (TSX-V: CUV) (the ?Company?) (?Cuba Ventures?) (formerly MPH Ventures Corp.) today announces that the Company has received regulatory acceptance for its change of business (?COB?) through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Travelucion S.L. (?Travelucion Media?). Shares of the Company will commence trading at?

DOZENS of Cuban government businesses removed from US OFAC SDN list

According to the US Treasury?s OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List for November 19, 2015, dozens of Cuban businesses (all run by the Cuban government) have been desisted. One would expect a surge in US based businesses to now start operations in Cuba. CIMEX, Emerson No. 148 Piso 7, Mexico, D.F. 11570, Mexico CIMEX (a.k.a. COMPANIA DE IMPORTACION Y EXPORTACION IBERIA), Spain CIMEX (a.k.a. CIMEX CUBA; a.k.a. COMERCIO?

OFAC releases updated SDN list removing some Cuba entities

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Way down on page 13 of 14 on the OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL changes to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List dated March 24, 2015, you will see the list (below) of companies, vessels and individuals removed from the ?SDN? list of entities blocked from dealing with US banks and?

Another bill to end US Embargo - Freedom to Export to Cuba Act

Agriculture Ranking Member Senator Debbie Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Legislation Lifting Cuban Trade Embargo WASHINGTON, D.C. ? U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced her sponsorship of bipartisan legislation that would lift the more than 50-year-long Cuban trade embargo. In January, Stabenow went to Cuba as part?

Port of Mariel information from Cuba Foreign Trade magazine

Excerpted from Cuba Foreign Trade magazine, a publication of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce A Strategic Project for Cuban Foreign Trade The Special Development Zone Mariel (ZEDM), is expected to be the main port of entry and exit for Cuban foreign trade and a major development pole located in the center?

Newly eased Cuba trade and travel restrctions released by OFAC

Courtesy of Marc Frank - Reuters TREASURY AND COMMERCE ANNOUNCEMENT OF REGULATORY AMENDMENTS TO THE CUBA SANCTIONS Amendments Implement Changes Announced by the President on December 17 Related to the Easing of Cuba Sanctions WASHINGTON - On December 17, 2014 the President announced a set of diplomatic and economic changes to chart a new course in U.S. relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and?

New US Cuba trade and travel regulations to be published soon

Excerpted from the New York Times Before any changes of US Cuba trade and travel policies can be changed, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) needs to publish newly updated regulations. The new regulations are expected to be published some time in January. Currently, General licenses, which require no special application or permission are currently authorized for the types of travel listed below. Note that General licenses are not printed on any paper. A traveler?

Cuba Explorations offers legal travel to Cuba trips

Cuba Explorations is a recently created, full service, Cuba travel provider offering a number of cultural tours to Cuba. The company was launched by travel industry veteran and founder of Paragon Events, (a 25 year event production company), Renee Radabaugh after she visited Cuba. She recognized immediately a need to provide high quality, innovative cultural trips to Cuba that are legally available to all Americans. With a country so rich in culture like Cuban music, art,?

Red Bull pays $90,000 for OFAC Cuba travel sanction violations

Red Bull North America, Inc. Settles Potential Civil Liability for Alleged Violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515: Red Bull North America, Inc. (?RBNA?) has agreed to pay $89,775 to settle potential civil liability for seven alleged violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31. C.F.R. part 515 (the ?CACR?). Between June 8 and June 18, 2009, seven representatives of RBN A traveled to Cuba in order to film a documentary, without authorization?

Open Letter to president Obama: ease Cuba trade and travel embargo

(official title: Support Civil Society in Cuba) Dear Mr. President, Your administration has taken several important steps to support the Cuban people by opening travel for Cuban-American families, expanding remittances, and enabling purposeful travel for more Americans. Those policies have fostered direct contacts between the United States and the Cuban people, provided a lifeline for average Cubans, and empowered Cuban civil society. As a result, Cuban society and U.S. society?