Trump Administration Tightens Cuban Sanctions

In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, a vintage car carries tourists for a spin on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Havana starts on the Malecon, the elegant, crumbling coastal boulevard whose early 20th-century buildings face a sea that sprays them with salt and pounds them with massive waves brought in by cold fronts or hurricanes. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The Trump administration is placing new restrictions on U.S. business and travel to Cuba.

The changes are expected to take full effect on Thursday.

Americans will be prohibited from doing business with dozens of Cuban government-run hotels, shops, and other entities identified by the U.S. State Department.

U.S. travelers will still be able to go to Cuba, but they will have to use a U.S.-based travel organization.

This comes after President Trump callled for tighter restrictions back in July, when he condemned the Cuban government for oppressing its people.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the restrictions will “encourage the Cuban government to move toward greater political and economic freedom.”

  • ginjit.dw

    I doubt that this will have its desired effect, but the potus is doing something, another promise kept….though futile…

    If the cuban government hasn’t cared about its people for 6 decades, they ain’t starting now because of new travel restrictions.

  • Jane Tarzan

    Good job President Trump.

  • PatrickJ

    If I were you, I wouldn’t be too worried. The kind of life most of us enjoy only exists in a Conservative environment. You simply can’t take our standard of living and produce something like that under Communist rule.

    So right there, you have the whole ball of wax. Not gonna happen in our lifetime.

  • PatrickJ

    Make no mistake. Cuba wants to join the world again. They want to once again have the riches they once enjoyed. They are tired of driving fifty-two Chevies. But they remain a communist country with a communist government.

    Personally, I think what they want to do is simply not possible. Because what they want to do, is to remain a communist country, while at the same time enjoying all the benefits of a capitalist country.

    I don’t really think there is a model for that in history. Please help me here. I don’t think Cuba has a future, until they give up this idea of Communism that has kept them mired in the mud for almost sixty years now.

    Good Lord! If you wanted to give the entire world an example of what a great thing Communism is, you have to look no further than Cuba.

    Don’t get me wrong. I admire the Cuban people themselves. They have endured so much. In the old days, before the communism thing, Havana was like Hawaii, but just a lot closer.

    We’ll see where this goes.

  • C B

    Great Job POTUS !

  • landy fincannon

    Cuba and the CIA. Now there’s an untold story.

    As a matter of fact the CIA has deposed numerous duly elected governments in C and S America

    • Randolph Oberlin

      Communism is the enemy of freedom and democracy. Socialism isn’t far behind. If you think that the Cubans are better off under communism, you are a useful idiot.

      • landy fincannon

        So, because I said Cuba and the CIA untold story , you surmised that I think communism is a good thing. WOW!!!!

  • All American

    Free the people of Cuba 🇨🇺

    • Donald York

      At the same time, demand that the Castro Government send back to America the cop killer that they have been harboring.

      • All American

        Yes Joanne Chesimard hey a cool $2 million reward on her head Americans can travel to Cuba now

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    I believe their noose is on pretty tight these days. However, in looking at the picture on the news article, I see sky-scraper cranes building away. You only use them for high-rises. Whom ever is funding those is where I’d start with the sanctions.

  • Ed L

    The Castros and their murdering thugs must renounce power. Then the world must allow Cuba to decide on the type of government that they want.

    • BT

      I agree 100%. I am afraid, though, that socialism/communism will be the people’s choice of government because they’ve been weened off self-reliance for too long.

      • Ed L

        Hopefully the new leaders will not play a shell game with multiple identical Mercedes salon cars

  • No Mas

    a tiny step in the right direction… good job, keep it up!