On Wednesday, the Cuban government suspended the permits of two Miami-based charter companies who regularly fly to Cuba. According to the Herald...
Cuba has decided to suspend, beginning Nov. 27, charter-flight operating permits to fly to the island for Airline Brokers and C&T Charters, two of the most important and recognized agencies of this type in South Florida.You may remember that Airline Brokers made the news earlier this year.
Havanatur Celimar, the Cuban state agency that administers and regulates the operations, announced the decision Wednesday.
In April, its office was destroyed by a fire that was later ruled to have been set intentionally. The fire forced Mannerud’s company to open a new office in Coral Gables, whose inauguration was officiated by the archbishop of Miami, Thomas Wenski.It will be interesting if this rather significant bit of Miami/Cuba news is ever mentioned by the Cuba watchers at Babalu who vehemently support a travel and trade embargo between Cuba and the United States. Because it's highly ironic that, in shutting down these operators, the Castro government is seemingly doing what Miami hardliners have advocated for quite some time.
The fire started at dawn on April 27 in a portion of an office complex primarily occupied by attorneys and other professionals. The investigation is continuing.
Cuban-American hardliners and the Castro regime: working together to restrict the freedoms of the Cuban people.