Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez denounced this Friday that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has earmarked an additional two million dollars to attacking Cuban medical brigades.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Photo from Internet.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez said Wednesday that Cuba would not give in to threats, pressure, and sanctions from the U.S. government.
The President commented on Twitter, where he referred to an article by Granma newspaper that rejects the increase of punitive measures and financial persecution against the Caribbean nation.
As part of its ongoing efforts to punish the Cuban people, the U.S. Government announced Friday the suspension of all public charter flights to the Caribbean island, except for those trips bound to Havana’s José Martí International Airport.
In making the announcement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that public charter flight operators will have a 60-day wind-down period to discontinue all affected flights.
He also requested the Department of Transport (DOT) to impose a cap on the number of permitted public charter flights to Jose Marti International Airport.