August 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm #205811
In an election ploy to ensure he still gets the anti-Castro vote, Trump ramps up the sanctions to target tourism.
The US administration has suspended all private charter flights between the United States and Cuba. Last October the US banned regular scheduled flights to all cities in communist-run Cuba except Havana.August 14, 2020 at 12:06 am #205812AnonymousInactive
The class origin and interest of some Miami ex CubansSeptember 24, 2020 at 12:24 am #206915
At a ceremony honoring Bay of Pigs veterans, Trump banned U.S. citizens from bringing home rum or cigars from Cuba and from staying at Cuban government-owned hotels, as he sought to lock in the Cuban-American vote in the swing state of Florida.September 24, 2020 at 5:08 am #206919AnonymousInactive
I do not know what they are celebrating because that invasion was a complete defeat for the USA, and the prisoners or veterans had to be exchanged for baby foods, and many of them have died. Those sanctions had existed for a long time, they are not new, with the new diplomatic relation established by Barrack Obama US citizens were only allowed to bring to the USA around $100.00 worth of Cuban goods. Canada and Mexico sell a lot of Cuban products, and there are many Canadians living in Cuba, and many Europeans tourists are travelling toward Cuba and at the present time there are not too many peoples travelling to Cuba or buying Cuban products, therefore, this is only part of his electoral campaign and it is not going to produce a great effect on the Cuban economySeptember 24, 2020 at 5:20 am #206920AnonymousInactive
In the Dominican Republic, there are several cigars company which learned how to make cigars similar to the Cuban cigars, and some of them travelled to Cuba to learn how to make it, and those cigars are widely sold and distributed in the USA, and the Puerto Ricans produce a rum named Barrilito which is much better than Habana Club, and Haiti produces Barbacount 5 stars, and they are also widely distributed in the East coast, as well Jamaica and the Dominican Republic made good rum. Probably, peoples travelling to the Caribbean islands are going to buy Cuban Habana Club and they will pour it into an empty bottle of other brandsSeptember 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm #207123AnonymousInactive
This is really ridiculous, political move to please right-wingers. Tourists can only take to the USA from Cuba 50 cigars and two bottles of Rum, but in Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean islands you can buy cases. The so-called champion of democracy imposing sanctions and embargos in other countries which according to clauses of the Nuremberg trail is an act of warSeptember 26, 2020 at 6:24 pm #207135AnonymousInactive
Any government in the Caribbean islands which dares to impose sanctions, embargo, or the prohibition on rum, party, boogaloo, and dancing is going to provoke a social revolution. Something peoples do not have money for milk, but they find the money for Rum, even more, in some places they have sold their votes for a bottle of rum. It would like prohibiting tortillas and Tequilas in Mexico, it might provoke a social revolt. In the Caribbean Donald Trump could have been overthrown in a few daysOctober 13, 2020 at 1:42 am #208162
Cuba still trying to fix the economy
Cuba’s economy minister on Monday urged calm as the government prepares to unify its dual currency system and multiple exchange ratesNovember 26, 2020 at 8:04 am #209998
Sicily has asked Cuba’s government to send about 60 healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses.
Between March and April this year, Cuban medical teams landed in some of Italy’s worst-hit regions, including Lombardy and Piedmont, to replace overworked Italian professionals.
Other medical brigades have fanned out across the world to fight Covid-19 in 20 other countries, from South Africa to Suriname.November 27, 2020 at 12:21 am #210060
The USA should ask Cuba to send more medical doctors because hospital are full of patients infected with Covid 19 and there are not enough doctors. Cuba graduates more doctors than the USA and in Cuba the International School of medicine graduates many doctors including students from the USA, it is similar to the Patrice Lumumba University of Moscow. Yanks have so much pride that they are not going to ask help from a small tiny island like Cuba. During hurricaine Katrina Mexico offered help and the USA accepted it but the Mexican millitary had to enter USA territory without any weapons, but George Bush went to Argentina followed by an army and millitary airplanesDecember 9, 2020 at 4:19 am #210585
Cuba said that it had attracted $1.9bn worth of foreign investment over the past year despite tighter United States sanctions.
Cuba continues to reduce internal obstacles to investors.
The country aims to attract $2bn to $2.5bn annually to update its state-run economy.December 9, 2020 at 4:39 am #210586
Those investments are not called capital or capitalist investments to produce profitsJanuary 3, 2021 at 5:34 am #211999January 4, 2021 at 10:02 pm #212074
A so-called socialist country with a monetary system. Ernesto Che Guevara said that he did not support a monetary system but he was in charge of the Central bank of Cuba and in charge of the Department of Commerce and Industry. Socialism in one country is a fallacy created by the BolsheviksJanuary 12, 2021 at 12:54 am #212369
The hawks use Trump’s last days to drive in another nail at a time that Cuba is on course of economic reforms. The new sanctions will include major restrictions that will bar most travel from the US to Cuba and transfer of money between the two countries, a significant source of income for Cubans who have relatives in the United States.
The Trump administration claims that Cuba is guilty of sponsoring terrorism.
“These are trumped up charges,” said Christopher Sabatini, a senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House. “Terrorism as an international definition is committing acts of violence against unarmed civilians intended to frighten the population. Cuba doesn’t do that. Yes, it represses its own people – but so does Saudi Arabia.”
Ricardo Herrero, head of the a US-based non-partisan association called Cuba Study Group, said there was “no factual basis” for Trump’s decision.
“This is a malicious, last-ditch effort to handicap Biden’s foreign policy, and reward Maga supporters in Florida for sticking with Trump even after he incited terrorist attacks against the US Congress,”
Last year, Biden’s recently appointed chief adviser on Latin America, Juan S Gonzalez, said Trump’s policies on Cuba and Venezuela were based on political self-interest and had failed the people of those countries “by every metric”.
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