Trump Administration to Review Cuba Policies

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Numerous reports are coming forth that the Trump Administration is in the process of reviewing former President Obama’s policies on Cuba. During Obama’s term in office, the U.S. saw an easement in policies that created new opportunities for not just Cuba but for the U.S. as well. People familiar with the discussions ay an announcement could come some time in June 2017 on how far the new administration could go on rolling back President Obama’s policies.

Back in November following the election, Trump tweeted that he would “terminate” Obama’s Cuba policy if Cuba didn’t make significant concessions. Back in February 2017, the White House revealed that the Cuba policy was under a thorough review and that Cuban human rights would factor in greatly to the new policy.

How far these changes to the policy should go is in question, not just by Democrats but by other Republicans as well. Though Obama made changes to the Cuba policy through a series of executive orders and bypassed Congress, the changes have created new business opportunities for different airlines and telecommunications group, among other companies. In mid-May 2017, 54 U.S. senators reintroduced legislation to repeal the remaining restrictions on travel to Cuba. According to a report from Reuters, there is little support in the Trump Administration for a full-scale drawback on Obama’s Cuba policy.