French Bank Agrees To Pay Billions For Violating Trade Sanctions By Processing Transactions For Clients In Iran, Cuba
France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday.
The wife and lawyer of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, said Wednesday they fear for his life even more after his mother’s death from cancer last week.
The mother of an American who was imprisoned in Cuba while working to set up Internet access there has died.
Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday.
AP: Largest Nonprofit Cuban-American Organization Provided Strategic Support For White House’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program
Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.
An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island has suspended his hunger strike after more than a week.
An American man who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by his lawyer Tuesday.
The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.
When President Barack Obama reinstated “people-to-people” travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island’s official media.