Last year, Buffalo-based M&T Bank informed the Cuban Interests Section ("CUBINT") in Washington, D.C., that it would no longer provide it banking services.
In response, the Castro regime "threatened" to stop processing visas for travel to Cuba, if the U.S. State Department didn't find it a replacement bank.
At the time, we predicted that would never happen, as the Castro regime is in dire need of the hard currency that U.S. travelers are providing it.
It's simply foolish to think Castro would sacrifice the hundreds of millions (if not billions) that current U.S. travel represents to its military-tourism conglomerates.
So here we are -- almost a full year later -- and there's still no U.S. bank willing to provide CUBINT with banking services.
Yet, the Castro regime continues to find alternative means to process visas.
And just yesterday, it announced that it would extend its "temporary solution" for another six months.
Thus, we'll say it again:
Want to free Castro's American hostage, Alan Gross?
at 10:45 AM Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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