Is Starwood Hotels violating U.S. law by managing an ugly hotel in Castro Kingdom?

De gustibus non disputandum: “Beautiful” Sheraton Four Points Havana

Good question.

Good luck obtaining a definitive answer while the despicable Castro-loving Obama is still occupying the White House.

Good luck when Hillary takes her turn, as she inevitably will….

Get ready for hundreds of Castronoid hotels being run by American firms.

And… if by some freakish turn of events it’s the Trumpinator who ends up in the White House, get ready for casinos run by Americans, too.

From Capitol Hill Cubans:

Judicial Watch Investigates Treasury’s Approval for U.S. Hotel Company to Do Business in Cuba

Judicial Watch is investigating why the U.S. Treasury Department rushed to give a major American hotel company special permission to operate in Cuba for the first time in nearly three decades, possibly with behind-the-scenes collaboration from the State Department. Under the U.S. economic embargo such deals would be prohibited by law, even after President Obama’s efforts to restore relations with the island’s communist regime. Congressional action is required to lift the embargo against Cuba, though the executive branch has latitude in enforcing the law and Obama has reestablished diplomatic ties with Cuba as well as direct air service and mail between the two countries.

A few days before Obama’s historic March trip to Cuba, U.S. hospitality firm Starwood, which operates Sheraton, Westin and other prominent hotel brands, received authorization from the U.S. Treasury Department to run several hotels on the island in apparent violation of U.S. laws. All of the hotels are properties that were confiscated by Cuba’s communist regime without compensating private owners and are currently owned by the Cuban military, which means all profits generated by any commercial venture will finance the regime’s repressive apparatus. Furthermore, the Cuban government will assign hotel workers their jobs and employees will have no labor rights. U.S. law prohibits American companies from operating under these conditions in other countries.

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3 thoughts on “Is Starwood Hotels violating U.S. law by managing an ugly hotel in Castro Kingdom?”

  1. You’re dam right is a violation of US law, but since when has Barack Hussein Obama allowed the law to get in the way of an intended goal? By the way, it is a hideous looking building! What an eyesore! It goes well with those prefabricated Soviet style buildings that castro built in Alamar back in the 60’s and 70’s! Yeech!

  2. I know it’s hard and I know it sucks, but Cubans have to stop expecting non-Cubans to do anything except what suits their interests. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking the POTUS or the pope, as has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt. Doesn’t matter whether it’s fair or not, decent or not, right or not, legal or not. The established and entrenched MO could hardly be clearer: practically nobody gives a shit about Cuba except insofar as what using Cuba can do for them. This is what happens when you fuck yourself over REALLY badly and wind up on the wrong side of fashion–you get screwed, and those doing the screwing don’t have to worry about looking bad because they’re covered. It is what it is, and we have to face up to it.

  3. This investigation, of course, will end up just like the one into the legality of Mr. and Mrs. Z’s Cuba vacation: everything is perfectly in order; nothing to see here; move along.

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