Trump rolls back engagement with Cuba

Cuban-Americans on Flagler Street near downtown Miami

Here are a few statements that reveal why Donald Trump, along with so many other congressional leaders and Cuban activists, is justified in implementing critical changes to Obama's blunder: In referring to talks to reverse the Cuban isolation policy, Raul declared his position as "the willingness to discuss and solve our differences without renouncing any of our principles".

Carnival Corporation, meanwhile, said it is "pleased" that the policy changes "will allow our ships to continue to sail to Cuba" and plans to expand its offewrings.

Under Trump's directive, embassies in Washington and Havana will stay open and cruises and direct flights between the United States and Cuba would be protected under an exception from the prohibition on transactions with military-controlled entities.

The Obama administration did not deny that the Cuban regime was a dictatorship or was failing its people materially or in terms of freedom.

For the first time last October, the U.S. and Israel abstained at the United Nations General Assembly vote calling for lifting of the embargo. "The bill has 55 total cosponsors and I am convinced it would pass the Senate with upwards of 70 votes".

Reinstating limits on USA citizens' and U.S. permanent residents' ability to travel to Cuba - President Trump's policy would revoke the individual people-to-people travel authorization issued by the Obama administration in March 2016.

"We have gone through everything, our people have gone through everything", he said, according to NBC News.

When Barack Obama announced a restoration of U.S. relations with Cuba in December 2014, it put an end to some 56 years of bad blood between the two neighbors.

This shows that the move taken by Trump is simply against the will of most people in the US.

President Donald Trump did not make any happy among the Republicans by canceling certain policies of the Obama era against Cuba, while some elected representatives of Congress saw in this option the possibility of entering a lucrative market of goods and services. While the neocons and Democratic Party hard-liners have succeeded in bringing back the Cold War with Russian Federation, it looks like President Trump is determined to take us back to a replay of the Bay of Pigs.

The Government of Cuba rejects political manipulation and double standards in human rights. But he was soon challenged.

Critics similarly noted that the President had stopped in Saudi Arabia on his first trip outside of the United States while in office. He unveiled the new policy during a speech in Miami, where the fervently anti-Castro expatriate community helped deliver an electoral victory to Trump in the crucial battleground state.

The pretense that this has anything to do with the Cuban government's abuses and violations of human rights might nearly seem credible if it came from someone else, but coming from the Saudi-embracing, Sisi-praising, Duterte-admiring Trump it is an insulting and blatant exercise in hypocrisy. It followed on from two years of secret negotiations between Cuba and the US. "Now we hold the cards".

The US' Guantanamo detention center, ironically on Cuban soil, still serves as a reminder of people imprisoned without due process.

Trump based his partial reversal of Obama's Cuba measures largely on human rights grounds. However, Trump's tightening of travel restrictions is likely to halt that growth.

"It is doubtful that they will trigger any move in Cuba towards a new governing structure or new leadership", said Shifter.

Meanwhile, the partial rollback of the detente would fall flat with the majority of Americans, who supported the normalization of relations with Cuba, and with whom the country would continue working, Rodriguez added.

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