Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

Travel by Americans to Cuba will still be possible, but with new restrictions that require usa travelers do business with individual Cubans and not their military.

He said he was cancelling the "completely one-sided deal with Cuba".

British travellers hoping to combine the United States and Cuba on the same trip face much tighter restrictions.

Moran said in a statement that "putting America first means exporting what we produce to countries across the globe". He promised "concrete steps to ensure that investments flow directly to the people so they can open private businesses and begin to build their country's great, great future".

Trump announced last Friday that he was reversing crucial pieces of what he called a "terrible and misguided deal" with Cuba, and will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by the Obama administration in an attempt to obtain additional concessions from the Cuban government.

Trump also demanded the freedom of political prisoners and the return of American Fugitives including the cop killer Joanne Chesimard. and surrendering to political and economic freedom.

USA officials will move to enforce an existing ban on tourism by eliminating individual people-to-people exchanges that had been allowed under Obama and had opened a back door to tourism. Americans will still be able to bring Cuban cigars home, too.

The tweet reads, "Headed to Miami to announce new USA policy on Cuba".

We asked Northeastern professor Jose Buscaglia, a Caribbean scholar who played a key role in establishing the university's partnerships in Cuba, to explain how Trump's changes might impact the on-again, off-again relationship between the two nations.

-President Trump, speaking in MiamiWhat's new about Trump's recently announced Cuba policy?

"I see no reason for the Trump administration to modify the agreements signed by both countries as many of these accords are in the interests of the United States", Suarez said.

Here's a look at Trump's policy toward Cuba.

Under the policies put in place by the Obama administration since March of 2016, when the president visited Havana, the influx of American tourists to Cuba created a lot of jobs and boosted the income of what is now a growing Cuban middle class. He also doesn't plan to restore the so-called "wet feet, dry feet" immigration policy - repealed by Obama - that allowed Cuban migrants who reached USA soil to stay.

"Cuba denounces the new measures tightening the blockade, which are destined to fail", the government said in a communique carried on national television.

In a contentious internal debate, some aides argued that Trump, a former real estate magnate who won the presidency promising to unleash USA business and create jobs, would have a hard time defending any moves that close off the Cuban market.

But Trump was leaving many of Obama's changes, including the reopened US embassy in Havana, in place even as he sought to show he was making good on a campaign promise to take a tougher line against Cuba.

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