Cuba Educational Policy Reversal Condemned


Reversing the policy of pursuing a historic detente, Trump said, "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba". Colorado has a tremendous amount to gain from the U.S. -Cuba relationship.

"We have deep concerns about the respect for human rights in the United States, where there have been a large number of cases of murder, brutality and abuse by police, particularly against African-Americans", Cuba said. "Why should we keep feeding the people who are on top when they repress their own people".

Mr. Trump will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by Mr. Obama previous year, during that administration's attempts to obtain additional concessions from the Cuban government. And deciding to unveil the policy in Miami suggests it will please the hardline Cuban exiles whose support Trump considered significant to winning Florida, and the presidency.

After Castro's regime nationalized all US property in Cuba in 1960, Washington responded by seizing all Cuban assets on US soil and tightening its comprehensive embargo against the island nation.The US leases the territory of its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, which includes the infamous US detention facility there. Cuban Americans will still be able visit and send remittances to their families.

But, facing pressure from USA business and some of his fellow Republicans to avoid turning back the clock completely in relations with communist-ruled Cuba, he also will leave intact many of Obama's steps toward normalization.

By restricting individual U.S. travel to Cuba, the new policy also risks cutting off a major source of income for Cuba's private business sector, which the policy is meant to support.

"Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, whether it seeks to achieve it through pressures and impositions, or by employing more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure", Efe news quoted President Raul Castro as saying in a statement.

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That could be hard for developers, Zelkowitz said, since the military's control over the economy is so pervasive.

President Donald Trump on Friday shifted from President Barack Obama's policies with the communist country. Under Trump's policy, travel for non-academic educational purposes will be limited to group travel, while individual non-educational travel permitted under the Obama policy will be prohibited, according to a White House fact sheet.

Gardner said the administration's new policies mean it's up to the Cuban government to lift its own restrictions on the Cuban people before the United States further thaws relations between the two countries.

"We will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer", Trump said during his speech in Little Havana, Miami.

As a part of the deal forged with Cuban President Raul Castro, Obama eased economic and trade restrictions that dated back to the USA embargo on Cuba that began in the 1960s.

Analysts estimate that the president's maneuver would bring economic, isolation and security problems for the United States instead of benefits since Cuba will not compromise and national affairs are not negotiated. "And finally hand over the Cuban military criminals who shot down and killed four fearless members of Brothers to the Rescue, who were in unarmed, small, slow civilian planes". "We will continue working with the administration to minimize any impact on the traveling public", the group's Vaughn Jennings told Bloomberg BNA in a statement.