The United States is attempting to strangle the Cuban economy, but China will not allow this to happen, says James Petras, an American writer and political commentator.
Petras, a professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University in New York, and adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.
Last week, US President Donald Trump said he was cancelling a “one-sided” US deal with Cuba by imposing travel and trade restrictions on the island nation, claiming that former President Barack Obama’s approach on the country had allowed the Cuban government to benefit from increased tourism.
Speaking to Cuban-American exiles in Miami, Florida, on Friday, Trump ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on US businessmen doing business with companies controlled by the Cuban military.
Trump called Raul Castro’s government “brutal” and…