Cuban tourism sinks amid U.S. sanctions

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:27 AM PT — Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cuba is experiencing a steep drop in tourism after President Trump imposed sanctions on the island nation. According to a report released Wednesday, tourism decreased by 23-percent in July, which is a decline of over 90,000 tourists compared to last year.

The numbers are an additional decline from June’s results of 20-percent, which was caused by President Trump closing off cruise traffic to force Cuba to withdraw its support of Venezuela.

A tourist walks with her suitcase in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba has changed their yearly projections to see an overall drop of 10-percent from the total numbers from 2018.