Donald Trump attacks Cuba again


This 5 June 2019 video is called US President Trump tightens travel restrictions to Cuba.

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

Hey Mr Trump, how about you suppressing opposition to you in your own country? And how about pro-Trump dictatorships in so many countries, eg, Honduras, killing oppositionists?

and supporting President Maduro of Venezuela.

“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”.

Penalties

Airlines such as Jet Blue and American Airlines have already said they will cancel flights to Santa Clara, Holguin and Camaguey to comply with the new rules.

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.

5 thoughts on “Donald Trump attacks Cuba again

  1. We spent several weeks in Cuba this summer, I can say with certainty Cubans consider Trump the devil. During our travels we met 3 Americans – one allowed to visit family, another granted permission to visit as a freelance photographer, the last a high school music teacher from Texas collaborating with Conga musicians at Carnival in Santiago de Cuba. The first stayed with family, photographer and music teacher weren’t allowed to stay at hotels, they had to book room in private homes via PayPal, American bank or credit cards not accepted. On the day we met music teacher he was frantically trying to contact his bank. Seems he tried to use a credit card at the airport and all his accounts were frozen. Eventually he got through, bank told him financial transactions with Cuba were illegal, it was non negotiable, they’d make a decision on reinstating accounts when he returned to Texas.
    Utterly ridiculous, malicious, punitive and misguided censure by Trumpish fools. Sigh.

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      • On our first rip to Cuba in 2008, around the corner from our hotel “Obama Taco” beckoned . It dominated a busy corner in Zona Rosa, Obama’s image reproduced on a massive canvas banner, a message of hope, change and brighter future. This summer Obama banner was gone. The restaurant hadn’t changed, but minus Obama’s reassuring image the street had lost its lustre.

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