Trump nods to Cuban exiles, rolls back ties: Experts react
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June 19, 2017
UF Center for Latin American Studies affiliate professor Dr. Brian Gendreau, co-authored an article in The Conversation.
"President Donald Trump announced on Friday a partial reversal of former President Barack Obama’s policy of engagement with Cuba. Trump restored travel restrictions and prohibited financial transactions with the Cuban military. Under the new policy, Americans visiting Cuba for specific, approved purposes will be forbidden from spending money in hotels or restaurants with ties to the military. Airlines and cruise ships, however, may continue to expand travel to the island, while the U.S. embargo will remain in place. We asked two experts on U.S.-Cuba relations to explain what these changes mean."