US President-elect Donald Trump is unlikely to reverse President Barack Obama’s improved ties with Cuba, 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 Monday, a day after two Republican senators of Cuban descent, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, called on Trump to re-evaluate Obama’s policy on Cuba.
The families of Cruz and Rubio had been supporters of former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was deposed in the 1959 Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90.
Following the death of Castro, the US senators, who have often railed against the revolutionary Cuban government, slammed President Obama’s restoration of diplomatic ties with the Latin American country.
Professor Petras said there is “no question…