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PriceSmart suspends services to Cuban diplomats

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Membership warehouse club operator PriceSmart has suspended its services to Cuban diplomats in T&T, Guatemala, Barbados, Panama, and El Salvador, Prensa Latina reported. PriceSmart El Salvador general manager Ricardo Osorio informed Cuban authorities by letter that PriceSmart is a subsidiary of a US company.



Osorio was quoted as saying the government of the United States does not allow US companies to sell or do business with citizens of Cuba, who are not permanent residents in the country where PriceSmart is operating. Iliana Fonseca, Cuban ambassador to El Salvador, said the move shows the “vitality and roughness of the blockade” and of its “extra-territorial character.” She said the diplomatic personnel present no danger to the US.