U.S., hotel chain discuss handling Cuba sanctions

February 18, 2006

Miami Herald- Pablo Bachelet

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is reviewing the way it implements economic sanctions against Cuba after a U.S.-owned hotel in Mexico ejected a Cuban delegation from its premises and triggered a diplomatic row, officials confirmed Friday.

Representatives from the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the State Department and the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide met to discuss Cuban sanctions on Friday.

The meeting came a day after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a House panel that 'dislocations' caused by the sanctions would be looked at.


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