November 8, 2017
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.”