Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

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Backers of Obama's policy argue tightening travel restrictions will reduce United States tourism and only hurt the very small businesses Trump hopes to help. The Trump Administration's new proposed rules will eliminate "people-to-people" travel, which allows American travelers to book individual trips; USA citizens will now have to look to group tours to visit Cuba. The embassy reopened in Cuba in recent months will remain operational.

Machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., whose then-CEO Doug Oberhelman traveled to Cuba a year ago to lay groundwork for sales in the country, also signaled displeasure with Trump's action.

Speaking of the Obama administration: Trump's actions are a marked departure from his predecessor's approach to the world. Rather, the threat of these sanctions between connected economies is more likely to drive changes in government behavior.

Americans like Flynn and Sivan said they would not have undertaken the trip under the new rules, which make Communist-run Cuba more like the "forbidden island", just 90 miles from Florida.

There's also no change to the policy allowing USA travelers to bring home an unlimited amount of Cuban rum and cigars for personal consumption.

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The new measures prohibit financial transactions with Cuba's military-backed tourism conglomerate GAESA, which had hoped for a windfall from a new surge in American visitors. Although other, non-military-run companies do exist, the new policy represents a major obstacle for USA companies interested in Cuba, since some of the most significant business opportunities would be off-limits.

"President Obama's policy with Cuba was a one-sided affair, there was no give and take". "And that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands". As the farm economy continues to lag, we should be increasing our opportunities, not limiting them. Poor relations with Western hemispheric allies will make addressing regional challenges that much more hard for the United States.

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"The new measures will attack the only sources of growth that the Cuban economy now has: tourism and the private sector", said Pavel Vidal, a Cuban economist at Pontifical Xaverian University in Colombia. However, improved relations with Moscow are yet to materialize while Cuba and Russian Federation continue to cement their relations. This sentiment is not only evident in public opinion polls, but also in the fact that the number of Americans visiting Cuba is growing exponentially, with over 600,000 Americans visiting it in 2016.

"America is prepared to outstretch its hand and work with the people of Cuba, but we will not, we will not empower their oppressors", Sen. The share was even higher among those born in the United States, with 66% of the American-born population supporting the move.

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The US administration's new policy toward Cuba indicates a return to the Cold War, and Washington needs to listen to the global community's voice on this issue, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

But other advisers have contended that it is important to make good on a campaign promise to Cuban-Americans.

"Embargoes", he said while addressing a group of young people during his visit to Cuba in 1998, "are always deplorable because they hurt the most needy". Trump praised that group, which provided him over 300,000 votes in Miami-Dade County.

Moreover, Obama's efforts allowed Americans to use credit and debit cards in the country and to send money to relatives in Cuba from the United States.

"Easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people", he said at an event in Miami on Friday.

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