Washington, Oct 1 - The company Generali Global Assistance, Inc. (GGA), linked to the provision of travel services, agreed to pay more than five million dollars for allegedly violating the United States blockade against Cuba, it was known today.

The announcement was made known on the official website of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury, where it is specified that the amount to be paid amounts to exactly five million 864 thousand 860 dollars.

According to OFAC, that amount would liquidate his alleged civil liability "for" two thousand 593 apparent violations "of the Cuban Assets Control Regulation (CACR).

The penalty comes despite the fact that GGA referred payments related to Cuba to its Canadian affiliate, in order to avoid processing reimbursement payments directly to Cuban parties and travelers while they were in that Caribbean country.

However, OFAC specified in its statement that this fact constitutes an atrocious violation of the applicability of the United States sanctions to Cuba with respect to this activity.

In this way, the company joins other international institutions fined during the last year - among them the British bank Standard Chartered , Expedia Group , General Electric, Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company and the Swiss Chubb Limited . All these sanctions qualify under the assumption of violations of the embargo policy on the island, sustained for six decades by Washington, despite the majority opposition of the international community. (Text and Photo: PL)


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