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Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

19 Junio 2017, 03:23 | Crisanna Felipe

To cheers and applause from Cuban exile supporters in Little Havana, located in Miami, Florida, President Donald Trump on Friday announced the roll back of crucial pieces of a deal forged during the waning days of the Obama presidency, that eased many restrictions the American government had placed on its citizens relative to Cuban engagement. "We will enforce the ban on tourism". He will not cut off recently resumed direct U.S. -Cuba commercial flights or cruise-ship travel, though his more restrictive policy seems certain to dampen new economic ties overall.

The new normal, it seems, is normalization with the communist nation.

"More importantly, as Cuba moves to reform its economy in the post-Castro era, American businesses should be present to lead by example", Marriott's statement said.

Trump is leaving in place most of the important elements of Obama's moves to open relations with the island. For one, embassies will remain open to continue diplomatic relations reignited after years of hostility.

"This is what's amusing".

At the same time, he said that the U.S. embassy in Havana would remain open. "It really only removes one of the final phases of the Obama changes". Indeed, last week, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to support new sanctions against Russian Federation.

The policies are not expected to take effect for three months, and could take longer. "They will not achieve their objective of debilitating the Revolution or submitting the Cuban people, whose resistance to the aggressions of any kind and origin has been proven throughout six decades". However, individual travel to Cuba will be stopped by the new rules.

Castro also said that "the United States is not in a position to give us lessons".

During a speech Friday in Miami, Trump portrayed his updated policy as the fulfillment of a campaign promise to reverse Obama's diplomatic rapprochement with Cuba after decades of estrangement.

"I think [it] will undo some of the incremental progress already made".

Four Illinois agricultural groups issued a joint news release Friday denouncing President Donald J. Trump's decision to limit former President Barack Obama's Cuba policy.

There are two imminent, important changes.

The Cuban media called Trump's new foreign policy on Cuba "regrettable" and "archaic".

"Today is a major setback for global relations, NAFSA, our allies and the Cuban and American people". But because Cuban rules requires tour groups to have government guides and use state-run tour buses, the requirement has given the Cuban government near-total control of travelers' itineraries and funneled much of their spending to state enterprises. The countries have collaborated on shared national interests including combating narcotics smuggling, human trafficking, the Zika virus and environmental protection. "Why are we running from the truth of this case - this relationship?"

Trump foreign policy has only one guiding principle: do the opposite of Obama, no matter the cost. "Would it be something in the middle or something symbolic?"

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

"The new course announced by the U.S. president towards Cuba returns us to the already nearly forgotten rhetoric of the Cold War style", the statement reads.

Another major crux of Trump's Cuba policy is prohibiting any financial transactions that benefit the Cuban military's business arm, Grupo de Administración Empresarial (GAESA), in an effort to restrict the flow of money to the oppressive elements of Raúl Castro's regime.

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