Junio 24, 2017

No winners in Trump's reversal of US Cuba policy

19 Junio 2017, 04:49 | Crisanna Felipe

Marco Rubio previews coming Donald Trump change in Cuba policy

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker center visits the container terminal at the port in the Bay of Mariel Cuba. As President Donald Trump is expected to announce a reversal on the U.S. Cuba policy on Friday Ju

President Trump is expected to announce sweeping changes to U.S. -Cuba relations Friday, rolling back some key provisions in the Obama-era decision to open ease diplomatic and business restraints on the communist country.

"Early reports have confirmed that on Friday, June 16, 2017 President Trump will officially announce a significant uptick in enforcement in to Cuba". Similar to past administrations, the Trump Administration believes its initiatives can lead to free elections, direct pay for Cuban workers, freedom for political prisoners, among others results.

It's not a complete reverse course from President Obama's policy, but President Trump says his new policies are created to isolate the Cuban regime.

Sources have said the president is not planning to close the newly re-opened US embassy in Havana, reimplement limits on USA based money transfers or change family travel policies.

Trump's changes would still allow commercial flights and cruise ships trips to Cuba as long as USA visitors aren't traveling there strictly as tourists.

Both Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, were vocal during the 2016 campaign about plans to "reverse" the Obama administration's policies toward Cuba, which Trump referred to as a bad deal.

Critics of the changes warn that scaling back travel could hurt small businesses that have sprung up in Cuba, catering to a wave of USA tourists who have come to the island since the travel ban was relaxed.

Rubio is in the forefront of those pushing for change in the Obama rapprochement.

President Trump will announce increased restrictions toward Cuba on Friday after a almost five month review of US policy toward the island nation, delivering on a campaign promise he made to crack down on the communist regime.

It remains unclear how Americans still allowed to visit Cuba would be prevented from spending money that profited the security forces.

President Trump will not be closing embassies or breaking off diplomatic relations restored in Y 2015 after more than 50 years of hostility.

By law, travel to the island from the still generally limited to 12 authorized categories such as educational activity, humanitarian projects, and support for the Cuban people.

The directive means that Americans can no longer travel to Cuba from the US.

Ferral Rimer wonders why the USA would distance itself from Cuba, when it does business with other nations that have questionable human rights records.

The main authors of the new policy were Cuban-American Republicans in Congress, including Florida Sens.

More details about the changes are expected to be released Friday, when the new policy is set to take effect.

Despite Obama's effort to improve ties, the Republican-dominated Congress has refused to lift Washington's 57-year-old embargo against Havana, which makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to do business with Cuba.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, typically supportive of GOP presidents, predicted the changes would limit prospects for "positive change on the island", while Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., said Trump's policy was "misguided" and will hurt the U.S. economically.

The group trips would require US visitors to travel with a guide from an educational group-a requirement the Obama policy had lifted. Other Cuban-American lawmakers started getting briefed on the policy Thursday. "Our view is we are", Tillerson said.

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