US Government Shuts Down European Websites Promoting Cuba as Tourist Destination

According to Prensa Latina news agency, the measures of the Bush Administration were implemented against Steve Marshall, a British citizen who lives in Spain and owns a travel agency, and who manages several websites on Cuban culture and tourism.

According to the news report, last October, Washington ordered the shutting down of these websites to the US company eNom, using the regulations of the almost 50-year-old US economic blockade of the Caribbean country as a pretext. The note adds that the US Treasury Department put Marshall's websites – most of them tourist guides – on a blacklist for having commercial ties with Cuba. Marshall lodged a complaint before the European Union but they told him that they "could do nothing" in spite of the fact that he is a British citizen who lives in a European country and who operates from this continent with European clients.