New Blow to US-Cuba Relations

US Government Further Reduces Embassy Services in Havana

HAVANA TIMES – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday the temporary suspension of its operations in Havana, a sign of the further deteriorating US-Cuba relations.

On their website the USCIS justifies their decision due to the staff reductions at the US Embassy in Havana, which took place in September after the Trump administration’s claim that around two dozen of its diplomats had fallen seriously ill due to alleged “sonic attacks” in Havana.

The US hasn’t directly accused Cuba for the attacks but holds the Castro government responsible for not preventing them in its territory.

The USCIS gave no date for a possible resumption of services and noted that “its field office in Mexico City will assume Havana’s jurisdiction.”

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

36 thoughts on “New Blow to US-Cuba Relations

  • January 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    I am an American and I was just there for the first time (under the support for the Cuban people category) with my wife and 21 year old son. Although it took a day or so to adjust to the differences, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have visited MExico, Bahamas, etc and perhaps with the exception of the Dutch Antilles, never felt safer in my life as a tourist. You can walk pitch black, poorly lit streets of Havana without the worry of being a victim of crime. We Americans can learn A LOT from Cubans, especially in the area of race relations. We plan to return within a couple of years. No one and done here my friend….

  • January 6, 2018 at 2:05 am

    There is no doubt that the Cuban government had NOTHING to do with sonic attacks but it is in the interests of the Russians and Chinese that relations with the US sour. They provided the perfect excuse to Trump to shut things down. Not good.

  • January 3, 2018 at 7:55 am

    We had a good run I suppose, all good things must come to an end! 🙁

  • January 3, 2018 at 7:51 am

    The European tourists have decreased because they let the Americans in!!?

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