Trump's Travel Restrictions Won't Reform Cuba

It isn't a complete return to Cold War tensions, but President Donald Trump's tough talk last week about Cuba is not a productive way to end political repression or reform the island's tattered economy. The president struck the wrong tone when he told Cuban-Americans in Miami that he is canceling the Obama administration's "completely one-sided deal with Cuba" to force Cuba's leaders to end crackdowns on political dissent, promote free speech and improve the island's economics. Although it is only a partial rollback of Barack Obama's policy and impacts mostly travel thus far, the president is doubling down on decades of failing hard-line attempts to isolate and topple the repressive Cuban regime.  Continue reading...

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