Many Florida based Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

Many Florida based Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

The two major changes unveiled in Trump's new policy are preventing U.S. companies from doing business with the #Cuban Military and enforcing who can travel to Cuba.

He said in a speech in Miami that he was canceling the "terrible and misguided deal" with Havana.

Cuba's government on Friday criticized US President Donald Trump's "hostile rhetoric" in announcing new restrictions on Washington's ties to the island, but reiterated Havana's willingness to continue "respectful dialogue".

Trump's move, announced Friday in Miami, actually leaves in place most of the important elements of President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the island.

Mr. Trump will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by Mr. Obama a year ago, during that administration's attempts to obtain additional concessions from the Cuban government.

In turn, airlines and USA hotel chains began investing resources in Cuba, while chicken, grain and other agricultural producers from the US exported tons of products to Cuba. This will lessen American's company expansion in Cuba.

Steven Zelkowitz, the managing shareholder and co-chair at the hospitality industry group at GrayRobinson law firm, thinks hotel development in Cuba will decrease because of Trump's policy. But individual "people-to-people" trips by Americans to Cuba, allowed by Obama for the first time in decades, will again be prohibited. All you had to do while visiting the country was keep a record of your activities, expenses, and engagements with locals.

Mr Trump announced the restrictions on Friday and they came in for broad criticism, with Russian Federation saying it was a return to "the rhetoric of the cold war" and Nicaragua condemning "this unjustifiable new aggression".

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United States companies and citizens will also be barred from doing business with any firm controlled by the Cuban military or its intelligence or security services, walling off crucial parts of the economy, including much of the tourist sector, from USA access.

The policy shift "could be interpreted as the president is going to hold things up for the competition until the Trump Organization is ready to go down there", Julia Sweig, a Cuba scholar and former adviser to Starwood, told the Post.

The impact on the US will be minimal. They will be restricted.

"The concept of normalization of relations in the United States is not the same as we have in Cuba". Northeastern's partnerships in Cuba will not be affected either.

Members of Cuba's small but vibrant independent civil society say they fear the new policy will do more harm than good. In the weeks after his election victory, Trump forcefully hinted at his plans for Cuba.

Who will be most impacted by the new policies? . He says he remains focused on finding ways to "increase trade with Cuba rather than cut off relationships that have the potential to create new jobs, bring in revenue and boost our national economy". For more than a decade, a diverse coalition that includes worldwide educators has advocated for opening relations with Cuba.

Applauding the Cuban dissidents in the audience, some of whom were tortured by the Castro regime, Trump pledged to "expose" the Cuban dictatorship for its human rights abuses.

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