The US government fined an American company for alleged violations to the economic, commercial and financial blockade that this country maintains against Cuba, said in Havana the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
The past 20 of January, on the eve of the announcement of the new regulations of the Departments of Treasury and Commerce about Cuba, the American design company WATG Holdings Inc., was penalized for 140 400 dollars for violating the regime of unilateral sanctions against the biggest of the Antilles.
In accordance to a report by the Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of Treasury, WATG's subsidiary in the UK, Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, worked for a Qatari company in the design and architecture of a project for a hotel in Cuba, for which it received three payments.
OFAC ensures that those expenditures took place between October 2009 and May 2010 and amounted to 356 thousand 714 US dollars.
This is the first fine imposed by US authorities in 2016, and reaffirms the continuation of the embargo with marked extraterritorial nature, despite t