Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

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

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

Reuters/Joe Skipper U.S. President Donald Trump holds a document he signed after announcing his Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Florida, U.S. June 16, 2017. Also, the majority of Cuban Americans living in Miami - the largest hub of Cuban Americans living in the US - support the Obama-era Cuba policies, the Miami Herald reports. There have also been reports that Russian Federation has spoken to Cuba about the possibility of reopening a military base on the island, opening up the possibility of a replay of events such as the Cuban missile crisis.

Candidate Trump declared, "All the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them". It will not achieve what US sanctions against Cuba failed to achieve in the past five decades. -Cuban relations, saying Trump had been badly advised and was resorting to "coercive methods of the past" that were doomed to fail. In a statement on state television it denounced the measures, but said Havana "reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation".

President Trump's Miami speech on Friday was rooted in the fact that his administration will enforce current law, or the Helms-Burton Act of 1996, also known as the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act.

"It is surprising that a president who has based all his policies on things that are very distant from human rights proposes that has a top priority the defense of human rights in Cuba", he said. Poor relations with Western hemispheric allies will make addressing regional challenges that much more hard for the United States. This will essentially shield USA airlines and cruise lines serving the island.

Rodriguez also said that Havana will not answer Washington's call to return to the USA people who have sought political asylum in Cuba, such as Assata Shakur.

"A backward move for (US-Cuban) relations would bring with it the collapse of many businesses" and "the suffering of all the families that depend on them", they wrote. "We will review the extent of the tightening of the travel rules, but our guests have already been traveling under the 12 approved forms of travel to Cuba since we undertook our historic first cruise to Cuba more than a year ago". -Cuban detente negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to the Caribbean island and a clampdown on dealings with its military, which owns numerous capital city's top establishments. Trump tweeted a picture of the two lawmakers working to develop the new Cuba policy, part of what the White House said was extensive consultations with Capitol Hill.

As for the real effects of policy, Mr Rodriguez said that he will need to wait for Mr Trump's measures to be implemented before he can completely assess their impacts.

By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, rattling the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by insisting on fair dealing regarding its costs, disrupting business as usual at the United Nations, and strictly scrutinizing the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump is signaling that us action in the world will be decided first and foremost according to USA interests, not some vague notion of an internationally approved consensus.

"U.S. private sector engagement can be a positive force for the kind of change we all wish to see in Cuba", they said.

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"The growth of the private sector was linked to tourist demand which was growing in part due to the flow of U.S. tourists", said Vidal. But officials said U.S. visitors in particular tended to patronise private businesses.

Trump aides say Obama's efforts amounted to "appeasement" and have done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially.

Plus, if we are going to argue about human rights, we can remind them of the racial discrimination U.S. citizens suffer and the murders of black citizens by white policemen, the millions of people who don't have access to healthcare, the exploitation immigrants are subjected to, making them work never-ending days for poor salaries; job discrimination for women, who earn less than men even though they do the same jobs, child labor exploitation and the gun violence which leaves thousands of innocent people dead every year. Saudi Arabia, while a key United States ally in the Middle East, is a well-known violator of human rights. Rodriguez made these comments in Vienna.

The US administration's new policy toward Cuba indicates a return to the Cold War, and Washington needs to listen to the worldwide community's voice on this issue, Russia's Foreign Ministry said. "Such an approach has characterized the U.S. attitude to Cuba for decades", the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. He challenged the communist government of Raul Castro to negotiate a better deal for Cubans and Cuban-Americans.

Q: What did Trump say about it?

On Cuba, Trump's company actively pursued doing business on the island in 1998, according to a September 2016 Newsweek article. This is in direct opposition to President Trump's demands on Friday, which included the extradition of American criminals. "We reject Donald Trump's declarations against our brother Cuba".

Finally, Trump will leave unchanged Obama's end to the "wet-foot-dry-foot" established in 1995 that permitted Cubans who reached US shores to qualify for permanent residency in America.

The embassies in Havana and Washington will remain open and operational, but the USA will revert to its customary stance on opposing U.N. General Assembly resolutions condemning the 57-year-old US embargo. But the Republican leadership in Congress has long blocked such a move, and it appears unlikely to budge.

Trump's new policy is created to hit the Cuban military, which controls a large part of the island's economy, including hotels, supermarkets and tour bus companies. -Cuban relations was Cuba's invitation by other Latin American countries to participate in the 2015 Summit of the Americas.

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