Friday, June 16, 2017

President Trump Cancels Parts Of President Obama's Deal With Cuba



Reuters: Trump orders clampdown on Cuba travel and trade, curbing Obama detente

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the island’s military, saying "with God's help a free Cuba is what we will soon achieve."

As Trump laid out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, the White House announced plans to roll back parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to the communist-ruled country after a 2014 diplomatic breakthrough between the two former Cold War foes. But Trump was leaving many of Obama’s changes, including the reopened U.S. 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. "We will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer," Trump told a cheering crowd in Miami’s Cuban-American enclave of Little Havana, including Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who helped forge the new restrictions on Cuba.

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President Trump Cancels Parts Of President Obama's Deal With Cuba

Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting ‘oppressors’ -- AP
Trump announces revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy -- Washington Post
Cuba deal rollback: Trump says he’s nixing Obama’s ‘one-sided’ pact -- FOX News
Trump Will Tighten, but not Nix, Cuba Travel -- NBC
Trump draws a harder line on Cuba -- The Hill
Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba -- CNN
Trump slams Obama-era Cuba policy, says it enriches Castro regime -- CNBC
Trump rolls back Obama's Cuba thaw -- BBC
What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island? -- Michael Weissenstein and David Koenig, The Republic

8 comments:

Jay Farquharson said...

"The proposed changes in US-Cuba relations that President Donald Trump will unveil Friday in Miami could adversely impact hotel brands that directly compete with Trump's business empire, making it more difficult for them expand their foothold in Cuba."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/16/politics/donald-trump-cuba-hotel-competitors/index.html

Jay Farquharson said...

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/world/2017/6/16/15820484/trump-new-cuba-policy-speech-obama

"Trump’s tough new Cuba policy isn’t nearly as tough as he wants you to think

Trump promised to “terminate” Obama’s deal with Cuba. But his new policies don’t go nearly that far."

Aizino Smith said...

The changes helps Trump in Florida with his base.

The changes will exacerbate the conditions in Cuba, when their Venezuelan oil tit runs dry.

Maximum leader #3 might have a very hard time of it in 2 years.

Jay Farquharson said...

Other than helping out Trump Hotels, Trump's changes are like most things Trump, insignificant, all show no go.

http://www.cubatrademagazine.com/inside-congressional-push-loosen-embargo/

Aizino Smith said...

The oil tit is running dry.

Maximum Cuban leader better hopes he has the charisma or secret police of his predecessors or that boy will be on the run.

Jay Farquharson said...

Nope, the Republican House and Senate are working hard to ensure Cuba has all the American food they can eat,

and subsidized American natural gas.

Aizino Smith said...

Whatever.

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO