According to recent reports from media, President Trump is preparing to announce a series of rollbacks on an Obama’s policies towards Cuba. He is planning to give us more details on his speech next month at Miami.
As The Daily Caller reports, this new law is recommended by Republican Senators Bob Mendez from New Jersey and Marco Rubio from Florida and also Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart also from Florida. This rollback will include returning to a previous state of some very rigorous approaches the U.S. kept going with Cuba before Obama’s presidency.
Barrack Obama, straightforwardly concurred with Cuban President Raul Castro’s disapproval with America regarding the United States human rights violations. But, he also facilitated trade and travel sanctions.
According to Reuters, Trump’s rollbacks will “call for tightening some of the trade and travel rules that Obama eased.”
Rubio said in a statement a month ago, “I am confident that President Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is and that our policy going forward will reflect the fact that it is not in the national interest of the United States for us to be doing business with the Cuban military.”
Reuters also noted that it’s not really expected that the president will look fora “full-scale reversal,” only because of the impacts shutting off Cuban market may have on the American economy.
John Kavulich, president of the nonpartisan U.S.–Cuba Trade and Economic Council, told The Daily Caller, he is thinking that President Trump will force “increased enforcement relating to travel” and pursue “a focus upon preventing transactions with entities directed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of the Republic of Cuba.”
He added furthermore that Trump has been considering to tell about the rollbacks as far back as February, but was prevented from doing that because of other more important issues.
Of course, Republicans have already responded to anticipated rollbacks on Cuba. Before a week, Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona was complaining about “the inherent right of Americans to travel to Cuba.”
What do you think about President Trump’s plan to rollback Cuban policies?