Some of us are old enough to remember the “yankis go home” placards in Cuba. Today, we learned that American Airlines opened an office in Havana:
American Airlines formally opened an office in Havana on Wednesday, and an executive said the company will move ahead with its plans for Cuba despite uncertainty over what President Donald Trump’s administration will bring.
The inauguration of the office came two months after American Airlines flew the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years. Several airlines had begun routes to other Cuban cities earlier and before that there were costly charter flights.
The U.S. company said the flight and the office reflected the company’s commitment to doing business on the island after President Barack Obama initiated detente with Cuba.
This is shameful and it may be even illegal given the embargo.