In 2020, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Cuban General Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, head of the most powerful military business conglomerate on the island and former son-in-law of former President Raúl Castro, accusing him of acting against the peoples of Cuba and Venezuela.
Rodríguez López-Calleja, former head of Cuba’s Grupo de Administración Empresarial SA (GAESA), was included in the list of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
This entailed the freezing of all the assets of Rodríguez López-Calleja under the jurisdiction of the United States and the prohibition of any transaction involving US individuals and entities.
The income generated by GAESA’s economic activities has been used to oppress the Cuban people and to finance Cuba’s parasitic and colonial domination over Venezuela.
Economic practices that disproportionately benefit the Cuban regime or its military agencies have for many years been financing the regime and its acolytes.