Many of the changes that President Barack Obama made to Cuban policy, including restoring diplomatic relations and re-establishing direct flight service, will remain under Trump’s Cuba policy, which bars Americans and US companies from any transactions that benefit the Cuban military.
However, Trump’s criticism of the Cuban government for human rights abuses and the lack of multi-party elections made it clear that the thawing relations between the US and Cuba had stopped.
“It was a grotesque spectacle from the Cold War,” Rodriguez said of Trump’s speech. “The US government doesn’t have the moral authority to give lessons on human rights or democracy. “
Trump’s new policy is designed to hit the Cuban military, which controls a large part of the island’s economy, including hotels, supermarkets and tour bus companies.
While Trump said the new measures are designed to help Cuba’s small but…