But it's hard to say whether the solution was truly workable. Neither the
The U.S. government has been working with the Cuban Interests Section and the Cuban mission to
Last Friday was the deadline that M&T gave the Cuban missions for accepting deposits of fees for visas, processing passports for Cuban citizens, authenticating documents and other consular services. That meant, said the Cuban Interests Section, that it was forced to suspend consular services, except for humanitarian cases, until it found a replacement for M&T.
"We are disappointed in this action, given that we had helped the mission identify a workable solution to its consular fee processing needs with ample time for its implementation,'' said a
Asked for details on the solution, a
But the Cuban Interests Section didn't respond to an email or phone call seeking comment.
M&T has informed the Cuban missions that their accounts will be closed on
"We encourage the Cuban government to consider all available options, including potential solutions we have repeatedly discussed with them, to address their missions' needs and to restore full consular services," said a
The Cuban Interests Section also shut down its consular services on
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