Russia criticizes US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a document after announcing his Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhoo

American imperialism's most rapacious layers see a Cuban economic collapse on the horizon and an opportunity to take back their old property without having to give a cut to the Cuban leadership and their associates.

Stricter Enforcement - President Trump indicated in his speech that there will be a stricter enforcement environment with regard to both the embargo on Cuba generally and the tourism ban specifically.

His critics, however, have questioned why his administration is now singling out Cuba for human rights abuses but downplaying the issue in other parts of the world, including Saudi Arabia, a close US ally Trump visited last month where political parties and protests are banned.

Prior to the announcement, the industry was estimating 400,000 Americans would visit Cuba this year.

"It is inexcusable that the Cuban government could be holding anywhere from 75 to 95 political prisoners", said Jason Marczak, of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. "They are rejected, officially, today". We also have requested approval for our other brands to travel to Cuba. The ability of Americans to travel freely on vacation to the country will be scrapped.

That could provide a reprieve for construction projects already under development in conjunction with GAESA, like Sheraton's Four Points hotel in Havana.

"Unfortunately, progress under the new policy has not materialized". This will essentially shield USA airlines and cruise lines serving the island. The American Soybean Association called the decision "troubling", arguing that "as the farm economy continues to lag, we should be increasing our opportunities, not limiting them". Rolling back this policy and allowing US citizens to only enter the country on organized tours, means that less tourism dollars will find their way to the Cuban people. These results may explain why Donald Trump lost Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who helped craft the new regulations, said at Friday's event with Trump.

US President Donald Trump says tightening restrictions on American business and tourism in Cuba will help the island's people and small private businesses, but analysts warn it will do the opposite.

And the three added: "Soon the Cuban people will be free". The Castro regime does not exist for the sake of the Cuban people; it exists for the sake of itself, the party, and the military that run the island. With Cubans having increased access to information and entertainment sources from around the world, as well as more contact with global visitors, there is a worry that any protests or widespread social anger would quickly overwhelm the regime's means of control. Moscow said Trump's policy changes showed that "anti-Cuban discourse is still widely in demand".

Rodriguez also said that fugitives such as Assata Shakur - formerly known as Joanne Chesimard - would not be returned because the U.S. had no "legal or moral basis" to demand their return.

Shakur was granted asylum by Fidel Castro after she escaped from the prison where she was serving a sentence for killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 during a gun battle after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The government in Havana has always displayed a quintessentially petty-bourgeois foreign policy, attempting to maneuver between the great powers to secure aid and its own continued rule. Let us not forget that the hallmark of the Cuban regime's barbarity is that the regime thugs beat in the streets the mothers, wives, and daughters of political dissidents as the latter walk to church together. Its experience in Cuba this past year "has been extremely positive". According to him, the president's policy could put national security at risk while other competitors will try to fill the gap left by the Americans.

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