Trump to announce new restrictions on Cuba trade and travel

President Donald Trump is ready to announce “strategic, targeted changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba”, U.S. Sen.Mr. Trump will travel to Miami Friday to announce the policy changes more fully.Additionally, President Trump’s Policy toward Cuba will end individual people to people travel to Cuba.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.Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel leisure company, stated although Trump’s revised policy means it would have to review the “extent of the tightening of the travel rules that could potentially affect our guests”, it would continue to send cruises to Cuba, CNBC reported.Trump is expected to announce the changes Friday at Miami’s Manual Artime Theater surrounded by prominent Cuban-Americans who back the move.The new commerce restrictions will focus on dealings with businesses owned by the Cuban military’s holding company, known as GAESA.That will impact Americans who travel to Cuba.General diplomatic relations with Cuba would continue and embassies re-opened in Washington and Havana would remain.”Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba”.”He has focused more on domestic policy and other aspects, such as how to impose restrictions on Middle East travel – for which he has had to confront his country’s judicial branch – environmental policy and ties with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation”, said Torrico. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Thursday.But Trump’s planned rollback of Obama’s policy has drawn opposition from American businesses and the travel industry, which have begun making inroads on the island, as well as many lawmakers, including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans.”Among other things, this general license authorizes, subject to conditions, persons subject to US jurisdiction to engage in certain educational exchanges in Cuba either individually or under the auspices of an organization that is a person subject to USA jurisdiction and sponsors such exchanges to promote people-to-people contact”, read the Department of Treasury FAQ on travel to Cuba.Florida was a key state in Trump’s stunning Electoral College victory in 2016, and the Cuban-American community is politically influential in the state. “It’s up to them to lay out those specifics, but suffice it to say that tomorrow’s going to be a good day for the Cuban people, a better deal for the Cuban people, which is who we’re trying to help here, by empowering them and doing so in a way that does not empower their oppressors”.Members of Congress were also consulted, and the White House said that Democrats were included in that effort. 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.President Trump’s aides say that Mr. Hussein Obama’s easing of U.S. restrictions has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially. And perhaps most important, what might be the consequences of rolling back pieces of U.S. -Cuba normalization?Proponents of lifting the embargo say that taking a punitive approach toward Cuba has done nothing to bring about improvements in human rights in more than 50 years, and that it is time to try something new.