HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 25 (acn) Starting next January 15, Colombian airline Avianca will suspend direct flights between El Salvador and Cuba, in order to avoid conflicts with the US Government.
This fact proves that the American blockade against Cuba also affects third countries.
Abel Barzaga, in charge of Political and Diplomatic Affairs of the Cuban embassy in El Salvador, told Prensa Latina that "this decision not only affects Salvadoran tourism, but also the Cuban community in El Salvador and their families."
Avianca thus yields to pressure from the Government of Donald Trump, which has not ceased to put obstacles to the development of tourism on the Caribbean Island and in its attempts to isolate it.
USA announced last October 25 the ban on all flights from that territory to Cuban destinations, with the exception of Havana, under the alleged justification of "preventing US tourism in Cuba".
Previously, there was suspended the entry of vessels of all types from the United States and especially cruise ships, in addition to the revocation of the authorizations to rent airplanes to Cubana de Aviacion, forcing to cancel flights to seven international destinations, thus affecting around 40,000 passengers, while Cuba stops entering ten million pesos in freely convertible currency.