Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Briefs New Cuba Policy in Miami Speech; Limits US Travel,Business to Help End Tyranny

President Donald Trump told cheering Cuban-Americans in Miami, Florida today (June 16, 2017) that his new restrictions on U.S. travel to and business dealings with Cuba will help bring down the communist regime that has oppressed its people for more than a half-century, according to the USA Today website.

"With God's help, a free Cuba is what we will soon achieve," Trump said in unveiling plans that reverse some of the revamped Cuba policies made by predecessor, President Barack Obama.

The current Cuban regime has been in place since 1959 and weathered a U.S. economic embargo from 1962 to last year, when most of the restrictions were lifted.

While banning individual self-directed travel to Cuba, trips for specific educational, government, religious, and social purposes will still be permitted. Also, the two nations will still have opened embassies in their capital cities, as they will retain diplomatic relations.

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