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Trump partially rolls back Obama's reconciliation with Cuba

Trump partially rolls back Obama's reconciliation with Cuba

Trumps speech, which came as the president signed a directive outlining his posture toward Cuba, is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to chip away at Obamas legacy, of which the Cuba policy of starting a historic detente was a major part.

Supporters of the Obama policy on Cuba say the new restrictions will have a bad effect.

Her entire report never mentions the many human rights offenses committed by the communist Cuban government and military.

"Our best estimate is that rolling back expanded travel will cost airlines $512 million annually, or nearly $2 billion over four years, based on the average ticket fare", the organization said in its analysis of the economic impact of tightening USA regulations on Cuba.

Diplomatic relations restored just two years ago will remain intact and the countries will maintain embassies.

The trade embargo remains in place under Trump.

"Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba", he declared before an audience packed with Cuban-Americans, cheering and chanting: "Viva Cuba libre!" American (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta (NYSE:DAL), JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), Southwest (NYSE:LUV), United (NYSE:UAL) and Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) are the USA carriers now offering flights to Cuba.

The lengthy statement then went on to strike a conciliatory tone, saying Cuba wants to continue negotiations with the United States on a variety of subjects. USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island. Trump however has made the choice to drop the the wet foot, dry foot policy, which allowed Cuban immigrants who reached US soil to remain in the country.

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Cuban authorities have stepped up their detentions of activists, often confiscating their telephones and laptops, but they have also been coming down with a heavy hand on self- employed Cubans who appear to be empowering themselves. The Obama administration allowed those trips in an attempt to foster understanding between the people of Cuba and the United States. And the USA government will police other trips to ensure travelers are pursuing a "full-time schedule of educational exchange activities".

However, the Trump administration said new rules will not affect other measures created to increase trade with the island nation.

New policies will likely make traveling to Cuba much more confusing, but not necessarily impossible. If the president saw rolling back the Obama administration's Cuba policies as a campaign promise kept, Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., saw it as another campaign promise broken - and as a threat to national security.

"Policies that quite honestly I support".

Yet it also exposed the shortcomings in Obama's approach.

We asked a travel agent what exactly will be different for Cuba-bound tourists.

Trump made the demand for the return of Joanne Chesimard while announcing changes to Obama-era Cuba policy in Miami Friday. "The port is going to suffer is going to experience a setback because of that", said Valiente.

"We love the rhetoric of wanting to help the Cuban people, but unfortunately the practical reality and impact of this will be the opposite", he said.

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Yuri Barroso, a private bar promoter in Havana, is one of many who will be directly affected.

At a ceremony with the Cuban-American community in Miami, Mr Trump gave Havana a list of demands, including the release of all political prisoners and free elections, before relations with the USA could be normalised. It will not tolerate interference in its domestic affairs, Cuba added. Only the U.S. Congress can lift it, and lawmakers, especially those of Cuban heritage, like Sen.

That very popular plan allowed people to hop on a plane and head to the island nation where they would learn about the island's culture, officials said.

In an announcement given in Miami, Florida, Trump put forward a new policy that confirmed previous speculation that he would rollback "thawed" relations with the island.

Trump's aides contend that Obama's efforts had done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially.

According to a White House statement, the new rules will prohibit individual travel to Cuba and look to limit payment flows to state-owned companies operated by Cuban military organisation Grupo de Administración Empresarial (GAESA).

All are anti-Castro to varying degrees, but Diaz and some of the other older players were hopeful about the re-opening of ties - after all, years of embargo had achieved little.

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