November 19 2017

Trump clamps down on business with Cuba

November 19 2017, 12:52 | Van Peters

Trump clamps down on business with Cuba

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

Only the U.S. Congress can lift the embargo, and lawmakers, especially those of Cuban heritage, like Sen.

US President Donald Trump has reversed parts of his predecessor Barack Obama's diplomatic re-engagement with Cuba, tightening rules on Americans travelling there and restricting US companies dealing with enterprises controlled by the island nation's military. "Release the political prisoners". While imprisoning innocents, it has harbored cop killers, hijackers, and terrorists.

Machado recently booked a trip for 120 American doctors who will be attending a conference in Cuba with local doctors, in March 2018, but he's hoping the policy won't spook them. But, under the new rules, those deals could be in jeopardy. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, the two South Florida Republicans who played an integral role in shaping the revamped Cuba policy, other congressional Republicans began to voice their displeasure. McMaster accompanied Trump on his trip to Miami. Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the USA election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. "There's lots of potential for US businesses to do business, and of course it's a great leisure destination in the Caribbean for people to go on vacation". There are just all these private business owners that have had a lot of interaction in the last few years, going to the United States, working with USA businesspeople, getting training in the United States and bringing those lessons back to Cuba.

Chesimard, who is on FBI's list of the most wanted terrorists, now goes by the name Assata Olugbala Shakur.

She escaped from prison in 1984 and fled to Cuba, where she was granted political asylum, and she's been there ever since.

Assata Shakur is a Queens, N.Y. -born black activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1977, the Post reports.

Still, cruise operators applauded the decision to exempt ports from the new restrictions.

In Havana, 53-year-old hairdresser Dioslans Castillo said Obama's 2016 visit to Havana and his calls for Cubans to seize control of their economic destiny had inspired him to try to open a bar with gourmet food and cultural activities for LGBT Cubans.

Whatever the practical economic consequences of this new/old policy, it could well reinstate the adversarial relationship Obama sought to transform.

"It has not led to greater freedom in Cuba", the official said.

"This policy was clearly written by people who have never been to Cuba, at least not in this century", James Williams, head of Engage Cuba, a group that lobbies for closer Cuba ties, said in a statement.

A vintage American auto is parked in front of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 16, 2017.

President Donald Trump is changing measures that were set up to ease ties between the United States and Cuba. "Every day, our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe". "So that they can enjoy the freedom and the liberty, with a very clear message: America is prepared to outstretch its hand and work with the people of Cuba, but we will not, we will not empower their oppressors".

The new policy will ban most USA business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group, a sprawling conglomerate involved in all sectors of the economy, including the hotel and hospitality industry, but make some exceptions, including air and sea travel, the officials said.

"We won't be daunted", she said. "The Cuban people are wonderful".

Sires and Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.) introduced legislation in March to have the government push for the return of Chesimard and fugitives harbored overseas. The new policy will also emphasize the importance of extraditing fugitives.

The moves to be announced by Trump are only a partial reversal of Obama's policies, however. The president announced changes to Obama-era Cuba policy, and challenged the Castro government to negotiate a better deal.

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