For the record, they updated the naughty list with five more, including Aerogaviota - https://www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi/cuba/cubarestrictedlist/291329.htm
While I disagree with just about everything the US government does regarding Cuba, I am really distressed that our top notch security forces only now figured out the close connection between Aerogaviota and the Cuban Air Force. I thought everyone knew that. I understand Aerogaviota pilots are all military pilots and use the airline to keep their flight skills current. As if it wasn’t enough of a clue that the last part of the name was …gaviota and everything named …gaviota is a part of GAESA or the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group
Has been moved to:
In fact, the most up to date list is - https://www.state.gov/cuba-sanctions/cuba-restricted-list/list-of-restricted-entities-and-subentities-associated-with-cuba-as-of-april-24-2019/
Now with Aerogaviota added
Latest FAQs from OFAC - effective 5 June 2019.
Not good news for those who cruise.
Those previously using “group travel” arrangements under Education Activities general license will need to look elsewhere - try Support for the Cuban People.
I thought Beardo had posted a link to this somewhere on here, but I can’t seem to find it now:
This one gives us the list of all the archived revisions of the restricted list, now including the latest one as of July 26, 2019.
Always entertaining to see the errors in these lists. Now, you can stay at LaBranda in Varadero, but couldn’t stay when it was called Naviti a couple of years ago. It is still owned by Gaviota.
These lists and the revisions destroy any belief that the US government has any clue what is going on inside Cuba. I still cannot believe that it was only in May that they realized that Aerogaviota was connected to the Cuban Air Force.