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Trump’s Cuba Policy: 7 Key Highlights

The embassies in Washington and Havana will remain open

   

President Trump’s Cuba policy was outlined Friday.

Trump's Cuba Policy
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There will be several major changes to our relationship with Cuba, as well as some things that will remain the same. Here are seven highlights:

  • The POTUS will ensure that Cuba is responsible for Castro’s crime under his regime.
  • This means that Trump will not be as friendly with the Caribbean nation as Obama was during the last couple of years of his tenure.
  • “I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump said.
  • There will be further enforcement upon the authorized exemptions that allow travel between US and Cuba and ban trade with Cuban businesses that are owned by the military.
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will build a task force that will help expand Internet access in Cuba.
  • Trump will also work against the United Nations’ plans to lift the Cuban embargo with the intent of only allowing it when more is done to improve human rights in Cuba.
  • Some things will remain the same, such as diplomatic relationships between the two nations, as well as the operation of the embassies in Washington and Havana.

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