US President Donald Trump says he is canceling 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 has 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 allegedly controlled by the Cuban military.
“Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba”, Trump said in Miami’s Little Havana on Friday. “Our policy will seek a much better deal for the Cuban people and the USA.”
There will be no lifting of US sanctions against Cuba “until all political prisoners are free, freedom of expression and assembly are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free and…