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President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba, The Daily Caller has learned.
Two sources told TheDC that the development is due to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.
This information coming from an anti-embargo group, which spoke on the condition of anonymity, was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S. – Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “The Trump Administration has been ‘ready’ since February 2017 to announce changes, but issues unrelated to Cuba have intervened,” Kavulich said.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
What about Cimavax?
The Cuban lung cancer cure?
Hopefully unrelated, and not a pharmlobbiest policy change.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Normalizing relations with Cuba isn't necessarily a bad thing. But they have a terrible human rights record, particularly when it comes to dissidents, and it pissed me off that Obama didn't even touch on this as a condition of normalization.
If Trump can force Cuba to move a least a bit in the right direction in exchange for not rolling things back, that would be a good thing in my book.
"We will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer," Trump told a cheering crowd in Miami’s Cuban-American enclave of Little Havana, including Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who helped forge the new restrictions on Cuba.