Lawmakers Praise Trump's New Cuba Policy

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While President Trump is not overturning all of President Obama's Cuba policy reforms - the US Embassy will remain open - he will roll back the liberalization of travel restrictions and make it very hard for American firms to do business in Cuba. Furthermore, one of the few policy changes that the Trump administration is making-banning people-to-people travel to Cuba-will likely hinder democratization efforts in Cuba. The embassy reopened in Cuba in recent months will remain operational.

Trump also will reimpose the requirement that "people-to-people" travelers can only come to Cuba with heavily regulated tour groups. Certainly foreign competitors of United States construction and travel companies are thrilled by this new policy, as it keeps American businesses out of the market. The goal of the regulations is to ensure the money spent goes straight to the Cuban people not the Cuban government. The changes will largely affect the country's travel and tourism industry.

Even the low end of 12,000 jobs still accounts for more jobs than the president saved with his much lauded victory over Carrier, which is speculated to have saved the US economy between 800 and 1,100 American jobs.

How strictly the United States will enforce the restrictions will depend on the regulations federal agencies write - and whether the Cuban government tries to work around them.

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.

Trump's vow to keep the broader decades-old US economic embargo on Cuba firmly in place drew criticism from some USA farmers, especially growers of corn, soybeans and rice. The suit alleges that Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clause, which prohibits USA officials from taking anything of value from foreign leaders. But it makes some exceptions, including for air and sea travel, according to USA officials. In direct opposition to the United Nations and other organizations who echo the Obama policy of the unconditional end to America's embargo, Trump said, again, "America first and Cubans first in their country". Speaking at the Manuel Artime Theater - named after the man who led the failed CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 - Trump announced: "We do not want USA dollars to prop up a military monopoly that exploits and abuses the citizens of Cuba".

Diaz-Balart, as The Daily Caller originally reported in May, traded his vote on the American Health Care Act to gain concessions from Trump on his Cuba policy. "He could at least try to make a fake excuse a little more believable".

Plus, if we are going to argue about human rights, we can remind them of the racial discrimination USA citizens suffer and the murders of black citizens by white policemen, the millions of people who don't have access to healthcare, the exploitation immigrants are subjected to, making them work never-ending days for poor salaries; job discrimination for women, who earn less than men even though they do the same jobs, child labor exploitation and the gun violence which leaves thousands of innocent people dead every year.

He and five other Republicans also warned that a cooling of relations with Cuba could threaten bilateral agreements with Havana to tackle human trafficking, illegal drugs and cybercrime.

It should be recalled that Cuba is a State Party to 44 global human rights instruments, while the U.S. is only a State Party to 18. "You're going to have to tell them what to do".

"Access Trips' tours will operate as planned, with our eight-day immersive culinary tours as well as our five-day weekend trips to Havana both created to help our guests explore Cuban culture through its cuisine".

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