Unformatted text preview: U.S. maintains a section in the Swiss embassy to Cuba but has not had formal diplomatic relations with the island nation for over 50 years. During a public address last year, Cuban President Raul Castro said that he is willing to sit at the table with Washington to discuss any issue, as long as “it is a conversation between equals.” “Any day they want, the table is set,” Castro said. Travel scandal proves CBS 722 (CBS News, “American Express Settles With U.S. Treasury Dept. Over Cuba Travel” July 22, 2013 http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/22/americanexpresssettleswithustreasurydeptovercubatravel/ , RLA) American Express will pay the U.S. Treasury Department millions to settle potential civil liability for the more than 14,000 tickets that were issued for travel to Cuba and countries outside the U.S.¶ Officials announced Monday that American Express Travel Related Services, Inc. has agreed to pay $5.2 million after the Treasury Department found that foreign branch offices and subsidiaries of American Express issued about 14,487 ticket...
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