During a speech in Miami on Friday, President Trump said his administration would be stricter on American tourism to the Caribbean island and that the embargo, in place since 1958, would continue to be enforced.
'We recall that Cuba is a State party to 44 global human rights instruments, while the United States comply with only 18, therefore we have much to show, comment and defend, ' the island's government upholds. His aides contend that Obama's easing of USA restrictions amounted to "appeasement" and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially.
He has challenged Cuba to "come to the table" to strike a deal that serves both country's interests. "But that may be the beginning of the end of our point of agreement", Small said. You have no choice. The U.S. could use further dismantling of the embargo as leverage for Cuba's progress in implementing economic reforms that the Cuban government has tentatively endorsed, settling property claims, releasing political prisoners, or returning fugitives.
"We have deep concerns by the respect and the guaranties of the human rights in that country, where there is a large number of cases of murder, brutality and police abuse, particularly against the African Americans; the right to live is violated as a result of deaths by firearms", the statement read.
The Treasury and Commerce departments will have 30 days to issue new travel and commercial regulations.
Trump was knocked Friday, though, from both sides. Obama's reversal of policy makes its life easier. On the plus side, the new policy bars United States trade and investment in enterprises owned by the Cuban military and secret police. "And we're reversing that, the president is reversing that", the Florida senator said.
In response, the Cuban government late Friday said that any attempt to change the political system on the island would be destined to fail.
Few of the 1.3 million Canadians who vacation in Cuba are aware that numerous island's hotels are majority-owned by the Cuban military, a legacy of Cuba's former minister of defence Raul Castro - now the country's president.
While tourism to Cuba is banned by US law, the Obama administration had been allowing people to travel to Cuba as part of "people to people" educational trips for visitors, a popular classification that a White House official said was "ripe for abuse" by those looking for beach vacations. The thaw also allowed Americans to bring more goods back from the island nation.
"It has not led to greater freedom in Cuba", the official said. "Why would you go back to a policy that has failed for 55 years?"
The new policy bans most United States business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group, a Cuban conglomerate involved in all sectors of the economy. A total of 75 percent approve the 2015 decision to re-establish United States relations with Cuba, while 73 percent favor ending the long-standing United States trade embargo against Cuba, the survey revealed.
The statement says that "It's clear the anti-Cuba discourse is still widely needed".
"The problem is not only the impact of the changes", he said. Now, across the street from his statue is Tabanero Cigars, a Cuban shop, where people are buzzing over President Trump's new restrictions on the island nation.
Mr. Trump reversed Obama's relaxed stance towards Cuba calling it a "terrible and misguided deal" and called the Cuba government a "brutal, brutal regime".
Trump's declaration in a crowded, sweltering auditorium was a direct rebuke to Obama, for whom the diplomatic opening with Cuba was a central accomplishment of his presidency. "Today, a new president lands in Miami to reach out his hand to the people of Cuba". Especially in Southern Florida, where Cubans make up a key voting bloc for Republicans, Trump railed on Obama for building relations with the Castros.