Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy


He called Obama's agreement with Cuba a "deal with a government that spreads violence and instability in the region".

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with President Donald Trump in Miami, Friday, June 16, 2017, where the president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of USA cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations.

"We don't want to turn our backs on the people", Klobuchar said.

"Return the fugitives from American justice, including the return of the cop killer Joanne Chesimard", President Tang Face said to shouts of "Viva Trump", the New York Post reports. "They are rejected officially today - rejected". It reopened in 2015 after being closed for more than five decades. Americans who fall into one of 12 special categories - including journalists on assignment, religious missionary groups or artists and students engaged in cultural exchange - now may obtain special licenses from the USA government granting them permission to visit the nation.

The two nations will still have re-opened embassies in their capital cities. This will essentially shield USA airlines and cruise lines serving the island.

Neither the White House nor Trump himself specified whether Americans might be punished for violating the new travel restrictions, or how the US would enlist other countries to help enforce its laws. He will not cut off recently resumed direct US-Cuba commercial flights or cruise-ship travel.

The categorisation of types of travel to Cuba reflects the U.S. government's practice of allowing travel to the island nation for only certain designated reasons.

This travel program will be terminated by the Trump administration, and the educational program will only remain for large groups of visitors.

"Trump's new measures are created to exert more pressure on Havana to reform itself". "I'm sure he knows a lot more about it than I do, so if that's his stance then I support him 100 percent", Cody Muse said.

His three day state visit last March marked the first time a USA chief executive had visited Cuba since President Calvin Coolidge attended the Pan American Conference in Havana in January, 1928. The new president's action is broadly opposed by American business groups. He banned any USA dealings with the Cuban Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group.

"Unfortunately, today's moves actually limit the possibility for positive change on the island and risk ceding growth opportunities to other countries that, frankly, may not share America's interest in a free and democratic Cuba that respects human rights", Brilliant said.

On the stage in Miami, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said the USA would no longer have to witness the "embarrassing spectacle" of an American president glad-handing with a dictator.

"Increased engagement with Cuba by US citizens, companies, and the nongovernmental sector holds extraordinary promise", Walz said.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Mr. Trump said.

And finally, his signature campaign promise of building a wall on the Mexican border has proven to be, you guessed it, unpopular.

The prime minister's late father, Pierre Trudeau, caused an global stir in 1976 when he became the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader to visit Fidel Castro's Cuba as the Cold War was raging, developing a close bond with Castro that lasted for decades.

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 classification that a White House official said was "ripe for abuse" by those looking for beach vacations. "We had to stop at Cayman Islands to get off our plane to get our travel visa and get back on the next plane to Cuba".