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Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Fact Sheet November 8, More information about Cuba is available on the Cuba Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
The United States is committed to supporting safe, orderly, and legal migration from Cuba through the effective implementation of the U.
The United States is also a significant supplier of humanitarian goods to Cuba, including medicines and medical products. Travel to Cuba for tourist activities remains prohibited, and U.
Anyone physically present in the United States, regardless of citizenship and nationality, must comply with these regulations. Individuals seeking to travel to Cuba are not required to obtain licenses from OFAC if their travel is covered by a general license.
If travel is not covered by a general license, you must seek OFAC authorization in the form of a specific license. Further information on the licensing process can be found at the OFAC website. Those contemplating travel to Cuba should also consult the consular information page about the country.
Other transactions by persons subject to U. Further information on exports to Cuba can be found at the BIS website. Most imports from Cuba and other Cuban-origin goods e.
Cuba and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, but usually take opposing positions on international issues.
Cuba was suspended from participation in the Organization of American States in That suspension was lifted inwith its future participation to be determined through a dialogue initiated by Cuba and in accordance with the practices, purposes, and principles of the OAS.
That dialogue has not yet occurred. In AprilCuba attended the Summit of the Americas for the first time. Bilateral Representation Principal U. More information about Cuba is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:History of Cuba; Governorate of Cuba (– For the first time in Cuban history the country was governed by people who did not negotiate the terms of political power with Spain (before ), or with the United States (after ).
in the most destructive hurricane season in the country's history; over , were left homeless. In the autumn of , Cuba was struck by three separate hurricanes, in the most destructive hurricane season in the country's history; over , were left homeless, and over US$5 billion of property damage was caused.
Cuba - Trade: Sugar historically has been the country’s main export. In the early 21st century, Cuba also benefited from a joint venture with Venezuela, which shipped petroleum to Cuba for refining and reexport.
In the process, refined fuels vied with sugar to be Cuba’s top export. Nickel and other minerals, pharmaceutical products, tobacco (notably cigars), and beverages along with food. ☆ Cuban History in 50 Events ☆ Cuba is a nation with a long, rich history.
The study of Cuban history is also the study of the development of the New World by Europe, and the first steps taken by New World countries to establish independent grupobittia.coms: May - Cuba establishes banking ties with US, which drops country from list of states that sponsor terrorism.
July - Cuba and US reopen embassies and exchange charges d'affaires. Two significant events in the history of Cuba are celebrated annually with great fanfare. The first is the symbolic date of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on 1 January , when Batista fled to Miami and the Sierra Maestra guerillas arrived in Havana.