havana government: Opponents said prohibiting flights would simply make it harder for Cuban-Americans to visit their families outside the capital, without making a significant impact on the Cuban government, according to CTV. The State Department said Jet Blue flights to Santa Clara in central Cuba and the eastern cities of Holguin, Camaguey would be banned starting in December. Supporters of the ban said it would starve the Havana government of cash and limit its ability to repress Cubans and support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whom the U.S. wants to overthrow. American Airlines flights to Camaguey, Holguin and Santa Clara, the beach resort of Varadero and the eastern city of Santiago are also being banned. This action will prevent the Castro regime from profiting from U.S. air travel and using the revenues to repress the Cuban people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter. Flights to Havana, which account for the great majority of U.S. flights to Cuba, will remain legal. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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