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Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

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Francis Olson | 17 June, 2017, 02:07

"The policy the Trump administration is announcing regarding Cuba is based on President Trump's core conviction that what the Cuban exile community is asking for is right and just", the White House said in a statement to Politico.

Former President Barack Obama may have begun normalizing relations with Cuba, but President Donald Trump will be re-tightening regulations regarding travel.

The new policy would eliminate one of 12 different categories of travel Obama allowed-individual, so-called "people-to-people" travel.

According to White House officials, Mr. Trump plans to outline stiffer rules for American travelers visiting Cuba and a sweeping prohibition against transactions with companies controlled by the military, which runs vast swaths of the hotel and tourism sector.

What was the Obama thaw with Cuba? "That's entirely up to Raul Castro to make that happen".

What followed over the next two years was the most significant change in US-Cuban relations since the 1959 revolution. The venue is named after a leader of the failed US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961 against Fidel Castro's revolutionary government.

He called the country's human rights record "deplorable". The island's government will not permit any party other than the ruling communist party to exist and frequently harasses and detains opponents.

The restrictions may have a chilling effect on Americans looking to travel to Cuba, which enjoyed large support from both Democrats and Republicans. Senator Marco Rubio played an important role in this process.

Worldwide human rights groups say, however, that reinstating a United States policy of isolating the island could make the situation worse by empowering Cuban hardliners. By enforcing tough new curbs on Americans travelling to Cuba and doing business with Havana, Mr Trump appeared ready to renew hostilities with America's former Cold War foe.

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Flights and sea links were reopened and travel increased to an estimated 400,000 Americans expected to visit the island this year.

Trump's changes would still allow commercial flights and cruise ships trips to Cuba as long as USA visitors aren't traveling there strictly as tourists.

When asked how much of a setback the new policy could represent, "not much", says Torrico, adding that because little real progress was made in bilateral ties, especially since Cuba's main demand - that the embargo be lifted - was largely ignored.

How will the Cuban government respond?

But the train bringing a new era to Cuba long ago left the station. Cuban officials proudly say they have already withstood over 50 years of punishing USA sanctions.

A Cuban official told CNN that the country is not anxious about new restrictions on cigars, because it will simply sell them elsewhere.

Despite the years of hostility, Cubans generally love America. In March 2016, the then-president made a landmark trip to the country's capital, Havana, as the first president to do so in almost a century.

Many Cubans are afraid those advances will be casualties of the Trump rollback.

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