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Cuba Fast Facts

April 24, 2018 |

Read Cuba Fast Facts from CNN and learn more about this communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.
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Cuba prepares for the end of the Castro era

April 19, 2018 |

For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro is set to take over the leadership of the Communist-run island nation. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports.
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Canada to return diplomat families from Cuba over health concerns

April 18, 2018 |

The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada’s government announced Monday.
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A new era opens in Cuba as Raul Castro prepares for a successor

April 18, 2018 |

For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro is set to take over the leadership of the Communist-run island nation.
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Canada to return diplomat families from Cuba over health concerns

April 17, 2018 |

The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada’s government announced Monday.
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Bittrex Blocks Residents of North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, and Cuba

March 5, 2018 |

Bittrex Blocks Residents of North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, and Cuba

Concerns from Russian traders that they may be unable to access Bittrex once the exchange’s new terms of service come into effect this month appear to have been alleviated. Starting March 9th, the exchange will formally block residents of North Korea, Iran, the Crimean region, Syria, and Cuba from accessing its trading services.

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Bittrex Blocks Residents of North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, and CubaLast month, Las Vegas-based cryptocurrency exchange, Bittrex, published its new terms of service, which are expected to come into effect on the 9th of March.

The new terms of service will prohibit “citizen[s] or resident[s] of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction that is embargoed by the United States” from accessing Bittrex’s trading services.

It was reported that the new terms of service resulted in concern among Russian traders that the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation since 2014 may render them unable to access Bittrex. Several traders, however, appear to have since made contact with the exchange’s support staff, and received confirmation that the new terms of service will not prohibit the citizens of nations under “economic sanctions”.

Bittrex’s new terms of service will specifically exclude residents of nations under U.S. embargo – “North Korea, Iran, the Crimean region, Syria, and Cuba.” Additionally, any individual for whom there is “an economic sanction levied by the U.S. government” will also be barred from accessing the trading platform.

Regulation Becomes Means for U.S. State Apparatus to Project Realpolitik Objectives

Bittrex Blocks Residents of North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Syria, and CubaThe new list of restricted locations in Bittrex’s updated terms of service appears to comprise a formalization of a crackdown initiated last year.

In 2017, news.Bitcoin.com was informed by Yasser Ahmadi or Lioncomputer.ir that Bittrex had “started closing Iranian accounts without any heads up or announcements from Oct 12.” Mr. Ahmadi accused the exchange of failing to respond to support requests from Iranian citizens, asserting that Iranians had been left with no means through which to repatriate the funds held in their accounts.

Mr. Ahmadi lamented the increasing projection of U.S. imperial objectives manifesting as a consequence greater regulation of the cryptocurrency industry. “They’re using the fluidity of bitcoin to control the needs of people around the world and reach their own political interests,” Mr. Ahmadi stated. “That is not what bitcoin and blockchain is about, it’s against the spirit of this system.”

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Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from L.A.

November 17, 2017 |

Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba.

Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly the last plane to the island nation Jan. 22, 2018, the airline…


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Goldman Partner Says U.K. Would Be ‘Like Cuba Without Sun’ Under Corbyn

November 15, 2017 |

A Goldman Sachs partner made a rare political swipe, calling the weakness of the U.K. government “scary” and warning it could trigger an election win for left-wing opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn that would be a “disaster.”
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New audio adds to embassy mystery in Cuba

October 15, 2017 |

A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American diplomats in Cuba is adding another layer of intrigue around the mysterious incidents that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members.
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Here’s the Sound Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks

October 12, 2017 |

It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The AP has obtained a recording of what some US Embassy…
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