How will President Trump’s restrictions affect Havana?

“America has rejected the Cuban people’s oppressors”, Trump said in Miami’s Little Havana, the cradle of Cuban-American resistance to Castro’s government.However, Havana “reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation” that have taken place with Washington since 2015 when the drive for restored ties began under then president Barack Obama.US President Donald Trump announced that he was reversing crucial pieces of what he called a “terrible and misguided deal” with Cuba and will reinstate travel and commercial restrictions eased by the previous administration, the media reported. He will not break the diplomatic ties Obama worked so carefully to restore, nor does he plan to impose new trade sanctions.Trump tore into former President Barack Obama in front of an audience made up largely of Cuban exiles and their descendants in a theater named for a leader of the failed 1961 US -backed Bay of Pigs invasion.Noting Trump’s speech “laden with hostile rhetoric”, Cuba said the events in Miami on Friday constituted a “step backwards in the relations between the two countries”.Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Donald Trump is expected today to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations and allowing U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue service to the island.On a positive note, the Cuban government said the two countries had proven over the past two years that they could cooperate and coexist in a civil manner, respecting their respective differences.And the USA government will police other trips to ensure travellers are pursuing a “full-time schedule of educational exchange activities”. His aides contend that Obama’s easing of USA restrictions amounted to “appeasement” and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially.”Our policy will seek a much better deal for the Cuban people and for the United States of America”. USA farmers can continue selling their crops to the Cuban government.Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who helped craft the new regulations, said at Friday’s event with Trump.Applauding the Cuban dissidents in the audience, some of whom were tortured by the Castro regime, Trump pledged to “expose” the Cuban dictatorship for its human rights abuses.”Over the last months, the uptake in travel from the U.S. to Cuba has not been as high as expected, primarily as hotel capacity has not kept up with the demand, leading to some of the United States airlines cutting back capacity to the island”.Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., said Trump’s policy moves the USA backward. Less than a year later, the U.S. Embassy in Havana re-opened, and Obama paid a historic visit to Havana in 2016.And while his policy has the stated aim of helping the country’s nascent private sector, it contains a measure that could damage thousands of small-business people who host, feed and transport independent American travelers to Cuba.America severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a US -friendly government, and the two countries had been at loggerheads ever since.