Category Archives: Normalization of Relations

NAFSA Opposes White House Cuba Policy Rollback

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebecca Morgan, 202.495.2553, rebeccam@nafsa.org Kolbie Blume, 202.495.2528, kolbieb@nafsa.org Washington, June 16, 2017 — Today, during a visit to Miami, President Trump announced a new executive action restoring restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. The following … Continue reading

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U.S. Lawmakers will Try to Mitigate Damage from Cuba Policy

Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Working Group (CWG) in the U.S. Congress said on Friday that in the next few days, it will get deeply involved with federal agencies to mitigate the harmful consequences of the new policy … Continue reading

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Trump defies congressional Republicans who want closer relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans from outside South Florida opposed President Donald Trump’s revamped Cuba policy announcement on Friday, as lawmakers from states with agricultural and trade interests on the island fretted about the economic implications of a ban on U.S. business … Continue reading

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Trump’s proposed changes to U.S.-Cuba travel rules won’t affect cruises, group tours

If you booked an ocean cruise or group tour to Cuba before President Trump announced his policy shift Friday, don’t panic. Cruises and group tours are unaffected by planned revisions to travel rules eased last year under President Obama. Flights … Continue reading

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A Cynical Reversal on Cuba

The Editorial Board, The New York Times, June 16, 2017 Fans of Cuban rum and cigars can rest easy. So can the Starwood chain, which has a deal to manage a historic hotel in Havana. But Americans who want to … Continue reading

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A better deal…for whom

When Donald Trump won the elections last November, we all felt we would have four years of a lot of work ahead of us. The scarce statements about Cuba of the then presidential candidate were not precisely encouraging. In any … Continue reading

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Some Cubans ‘feel sick’ over Trump’s new Cuba policy

HAVANA — Juan Alberto Menendez vividly recalls feeling elated that December day in 2014 when President Barack Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would end a half century of estrangement. On Friday, the construction worker, 59, said, “I … Continue reading

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What Trump’s new Cuba travel restrictions mean, according to an expert

‘This is not about the Cuban military, it is about politics’ President Donald Trump is rolling back a number of his predecessor’s policy changes toward Cuba, making good on a campaign pledge he made that likely helped secure votes from conservatives … Continue reading

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Trump in Miami June 16 to Announce His Cuba Policy: In the Midst of Majority Bipartisan American Opposition to a Reversal

Trump’s expected announcement of new Cuba policy comes in the midst of increasing bipartisan support for normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations within the U.S. This week, Cuba is once again at the very center of American politics arising out of the … Continue reading

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Wave of reactions prior to Trump’s announcements about Cuba

Reactions have not stopped in the United States ever since it was known that on Friday, June 16 Donald Trump will announce in Miami the changes to the Cuba policy. Political authorities or from the business sector, as well as … Continue reading

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