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November

Cuba Travel Association RESPECT Opposes Cuba Travel Warning

  U.S. travel association opposes Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and pullout of embassy staff   RESPECT Responsible Ethical Cuba Travel • September 30, 2017 Contact: Bob Guild, RESPECT Co-Coordinator201-755-0217respect@respectassociation.org   Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT*, the largest association of U.S. organizers of travel to Cuba, unanimously rejected the Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy. The reaction came in response to Washington’s announcement that it is withdrawing 60 percent of non-emergency staff from the U.S. Embassy in Havana and is warning U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Cuba. The justification for both is unexplained health problems that 21 Havana-based U.S. diplomats have reported. In addition, unidentified U.S. officials said the Consulate in Havana would suspend issuing U.S. visas to Cubans, indefinitely. The U.S. Embassy will continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Cuba. “Based on the evidence thus far and the[...]CONTINUE READING