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Posted June 03, 2006 by Mako in Cuba Human Rights

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Any one in the US trying to obtain or renew a OFAC license prepare your self for a long and exasperating process. I submitted my renewal two months ago and have had no acknowledgement of my applicaton other than my receipt of delivery from Fed Ex. My attempts at calling OFAC have been fruitless. I have been on hold for extended periods of , time and had none of my phone call voice messages are returned. It appears the new policy of OFAC is to deny all license renewals. If any one has any success or contacts at OFAC and can provide any advice or counsel, it would be appreciated.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on June 06, 2006 by Bernie

    Pester your congressman and senator, these are the people who are suppose to represent you in this democracy.  Ask your friends to assist you with these endeavors, if they vote be sure to tell them that you do vote, this is the most important to tell them this.  Be sure to ask your congressman & senator why
    a response is taking so long.  Remember when election time comes, their is always third party candidates, with very intelligent and good intentioned candidates to vote for.

  2. Follow up post #2 added on June 23, 2006 by Mako

    Nearly 3 weeks after my original post and numerous phone calls , I still can’t get any one from OFAC to even return my calls

  3. Follow up post #3 added on June 25, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    They will probaby wait to contact you until after your license expires then tell you that you can’t renew because you let your license expire.

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  4. Follow up post #4 added on June 25, 2006 by Mako

    I have a Fed Ex receipt that they received and signed for the renewal 30 days prior to expiration. The word I hear is that Florida exile contingent in Congress wants ALL licenses(except business licenses) cancelled

  5. Follow up post #5 added on June 25, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Well, they are in charge of the Embargo and Bush’s Cuba policy.

    Sad that a small handful of old wealthy Cuban exiles that lived in Cuba and made lots of money while the Mob ran Cuba, can control US policy for 45 years.

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  6. Follow up post #6 added on June 25, 2006 by Mako

    It is pathetic. I have Cuban- American friends that can’t even go to visit family in Cuba under the present draconian rules

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