If you’re an American citizen and you haven’t hit Cuba yet, well you might be a little upset with yourself.
The groundbreaking move that Obama made lifting the trade and travel embargo on Cuba is going to be reversed by Donald Trump. According to Time, the Trump administration is rolling out a new policy that will restrict travel and spending between the U.S and Cuba.
Trump stated in a speech in Miami,
“canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” “The previous administrations easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people. They only enrich the Cuban regime,” Trump noted. “The profits from investment and tourism flow directly to the military.”
We won’t see a complete halt to travel in Cuba, but it will be a downgrade from what we currently have. The fact sheet released by the White House details that the new policy will end non-academic travel and restricts travel-related transactions from flowing to entities owned and operated by the Cuban military monopoly.
Trump stated that any new deal and renegotiating would only happen if the Cuban regime made significant changes which would include political freedoms, acceptance of free assembly and expression, the legalization of political parties, and basically the whole American democracy starter pack.