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An old U.S. car parked in front of Havana’s Inglaterra Hotel, Saturday 17, 2017. Photo: Ramón Espinosa / AP.

OFAC: announced changes still not in effect

The changes announced by President Donald Trump in his policy toward Cuba will not come into force until the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and of Commerce adjust their regulations with respect to this. This process must start in less … Continued

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The competition generated by private workers with their paladares was the coup de grace for many of the State’s restaurants. They are better in their atmosphere, the quality of the food and especially how clients are treated. Photo: Raquel Pérez.

Cuban entrepreneurs concerned about Trump’s new policy

Cuban entrepreneurs expressed their concern over the possible impact of the policy announced by Donald Trump last Friday in Miami. “Eighty-five percent of the tourism [in my restaurant] is from the United States, that is to say, for me this … Continued

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Foto: Ramón Espinosa (AP)

We need to listen to the Cuban people

My father is a Cuban exile. At twelve years old, he left Cuba with his brother—leaving siblings and parents behind—as part of Operation Pedro Pan. Years later, the family was reunited in Miami, where my 95-year old grandmother still lives … Continued

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Donald Trump shows the presidential memorandum on the Cuba policy at the end of his speech at the Manuel Artime Theater of Little Havana, in Miami. Photo: Cristobal Herrera / EFE.

Trump’s changes

Donald Trump announced last Friday a restriction on trips by U.S. citizens to Cuba and business with enterprises linked to the armed forces and intelligence services of the island; however, his policy does not completely reverse what was implemented by … Continued

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Ben Rhodes. Photo: Drew Angerer / Bloomberg

Rhodes: “Trump’s announcement is the last gasp of a track record of failure”

“President Trump is turning back the clock to a tragically failed Cold War mindset,” Ben Rhodes, ex-adviser of President Barack Obama, opined this Friday in an article published in the magazine The Atlantic. Rhodes, one of the principal architects of … Continued

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Photo: Stephanie Harrisson / EFE.

Cuban government responds

“The Cuban government reiterates its willingness to continue respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of mutual interest, as well as the negotiation of pending bilateral issues with the United States Government.” This is confirmed by a statement from the Cuban … Continued

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Trump’s 16J with Cuba

Donald Trump spoke at the theater Manuel Artime: Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy BY THE WHITE HOUSE President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives: Enhance compliance with United States … Continued

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Photo: Luis Gabriel

A better deal…for whom

When Donald Trump won the elections last November, we all felt we would have four years of a lot of work ahead of us. The scarce statements about Cuba of the then presidential candidate were not precisely encouraging. In any … Continued

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Mariel Castro during an interview with EFE. Photo: Javier Zorrilla / EFE.

Mariela Castro: In Cuba Trump worries us a lot

Cuban MP Mariela Castro, daughter of President Raúl Castro, affirmed in Bilbao that “the entire world makes jokes” about U.S. President Donald Trump, but in Cuba we are “very concerned about what could happen” and about the future of relations … Continued

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Wave of reactions prior to Trump’s announcements about Cuba

Reactions have not stopped in the United States ever since it was known that on Friday, June 16 Donald Trump will announce in Miami the changes to the Cuba policy. Political authorities or from the business sector, as well as … Continued

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