President Takes On Cuba

Sep 20, 2017

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, President Trump promised “we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.” The president called Cuba “corrupt,” and went on to support the Cuban people’s dream for “freedom.” In June, the president revised the U.S.-Cuba policy and implemented new sanctions that “eliminated travel for single individuals and banned future U.S. business transactions with Cuba’s military.” The goal of the new sanctions is to curb “the flow of U.S. cash to the Cuban government, especially its military.” After President Obama’s diplomatic outreach The State Department is considering closing the American Embassy in Cuba because of sonic attacks on embassy personnel. Several embassy staff have had their hearing permanently damaged.