That was then. Now, Trump sharpens his economnic war on Cuba even more.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The United States government limits the number of destinations for US flights to Cuba. From December 10 on you can only fly to Havana, flights to one of the nine other international airports on the island are not allowed.
The restriction is intended to prevent US American tourism, which is still prohibited due to sanctions. In addition, the Trump government wants to punish the island for suppressing the Cuban opposition
“We will not change anything”, a Cuban spokesperson said. According to him, especially poor Cubans [in the tourism industry] are the victims of this kind of “imperialism”.
US Americans of Cuban descent are affected by the measures: they now have to travel much farther for, eg, family visits. Last year this involved 500,000 travelers …
The US imposed sanctions on the island … sixty years ago. President Obama restored some of the relationship and even visited the island, but his successor Trump approaches the country much more critically.
Washington and the right-wing Latin American governments most closely aligned with US imperialist policy in the Western Hemisphere have announced a new series of sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela: here.