Trump's speech in Miami is bad news for your Friday commute

First U.S. Flight Since 1959 Lands in Cuba

According to the Miami Herald, President Trump will tighten travel restrictions and ban USA spending with any state-run businesses tied to the military.

The Treasury Department will have 90 days to implement these changes, according to the Miami Herald, which was briefed on Trump's planned announcement scheduled for Friday.

"This new policy reverses the Obama administration's support for the communist Castro regime and its military apparatus, and instead aligns the United States with the Cuban people", the summary stated, according to Bloomberg. Just between January and May 2017, USA travelers to Cuba who were not of Cuban origin was 284,565, while the number of Cuban Americans was 166,455. When Obama finally went forward with a limited opening, he was doing more to end the isolation of the US than of Cuba.

Obama's actions allowed for more Americans to travel to Cuba, leading U.S. air carriers to market commercial flights direct to Cuba and cruise ships to port in the nation.

Cuban-Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba and send remittances, limiting the impact on residents of Florida, where many Cuban emigres settled.

"And so I think this is an effort to remove what the president has called a very, very bad deal". The embassies opened during the Obama administration will not be closed, and diplomatic relations won't be changed significantly under the new policy.

Roads around Miami are already showing signs of increased security for Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Florida International University on Thursday for a conference on Central American policy.

Obama's new policy of engagement unleashed a flood of American visitors, pumping cash into Cuba's nascent private sector, even as the centrally planned economy hit its first recession in almost a quarter century.

Even with carve outs, the new policy could pose problems for some U.S. businesses, including hoteliers and airlines who have put on regular flights between the United States and the Cuban capital.

Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof
And so we head back to Nashville, where you know it's going to be nuts. "You're in the Cup final, this is what it's all about". Preliminary returns for the game, which saw the Penguins hammer the Predators 6-0, have it leading the night by most measures.

That is bad news for the pro-engagement US politicians and hundreds of businesses that flocked to Cuba in the last few years in search of new opportunities.

While no one expects Trump to sever recently restored diplomatic ties between the former Cold War foes, or re-close the US embassy in Havana, his administration has been discussing policy changes that include barring business transactions with companies associated with the Cuban military. This will essentially shield US airlines and cruise lines now serving the island.

Proponents of lifting the embargo say that taking a punitive approach toward Cuba has done nothing to bring about improvements in human rights in more than 50 years, and that it is time to try something new.

From a USA business perspective, tightening sanctions on travel and trade with Cuba makes little sense.

The White House says it's willing to negotiate more favorable terms with Cuba, but only if the Castro regime allows free and fair elections and releases political prisoners.

Surely, after more than five decades we have learned that Cubans, proud of their revolution and their independence, will resist economic or military coercion. "But the idea of returning to something that we know does not work doesn't make any sense".

Trump accused Cuba of "cruel despotism" in May, vowing to support its people's hopes for democracy, which raised ironic cheers from rights supporters more used to his cozying up to Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other autocratic states.

Reduced passenger traffic between the USA and Cuba would harm major American corporations such as American Airlines, Carnival Cruise Line, Starwood, Airbnb, Expedia, Western Union, and AT&T, all of whom have an established foothold on the island.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:01
But I can honestly say my motivation was always what I believed to be in the best interest of the Irish people", he said. Varadkar's policies are primarily viewed as centre-right based on his socio-economic views.

Second Game Ever To Do This: Minecraft Will Support Cross-Console Play
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:00
The company also confirmed that those who own the VR or mobile version will receive the Better Together update this summer. InPvP is the final launch partner with Mojang, which is a space themed PvP server with a bunch of minigames.

Sony Unveils New 'Spider-Man' Game at E3 Expo
Jun 15, 2017 - 01:59
In a press statement, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House thanked fans for supporting the PS4. Speaking with Indonesian website 'JagatPlay' , Yoshida-San was asked about PlayStation Experience and the Tokyo Game Show.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lead the Android Rebellion in Detroit: Become Human
Jun 14, 2017 - 05:38
While the first trailer feels much more like Quantic's other game Heavy Rain the new one feels much more like Watch_Dogs . The trailer begins by following android Markus as he attempts to break into a store and free the robots stored inside.

E3 2017: Walmart Lists Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Day One Edition
Jun 14, 2017 - 05:36
There is an exploration part of the Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle that is similar to the standard 3D Mario game. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is set for release on August 29th 2017.

Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases
Jun 13, 2017 - 07:25
They have to use Apple's official API, which allows users to provided a rating from 1-5 stars without actually leaving the app. Under the new rules, developers will no longer be able to display review prompts however and whenever they'd like.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump — Putin Interview
Jun 12, 2017 - 08:47
And he is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russian Federation has damaging information on President Donald Trump . He, however, suggested that private Russian hacker with "patriotic leanings" could have been involved.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tories unseat SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson
Jun 12, 2017 - 08:41
The SNP also held Kilmarnock and Loudoun; Falkirk; East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow; and Dunbartonshire West. After 30 years, the Scottish Conservatives ended the SNP's grip on Moray.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Croatian President, Kazakh Speaker Condemn Tehran Terror Attacks
Jun 11, 2017 - 09:05
On Thursday, authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attacks.

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Jun 11, 2017 - 09:03
In fact, the Conservatives swept the southern seats of Scotland formerly belonging to the SNP. The result was a hung Parliament , with no party big enough to form an overall majority.

United States soldiers killed in insider attack as Afghan soldier opens fire
Jun 11, 2017 - 09:02
U.S. troops in Afghanistan number about 8,400 today, and there are another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Rodgers and Thomas were killed during a joint Afghan-U.S. nighttime raid on an Islamic State headquarters building.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The terrorist attack in London: new details
Jun 11, 2017 - 09:00
The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot. Identical knives, with the brand name Ernesto, were carried by Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba.

Will Nevada Be the First State to Adopt 'Medicaid for All'?
Jun 10, 2017 - 09:19
Chelan and Douglas County residents that use Washington's health insurance market will have fewer options next year. But if cost-sharing reduction payments are stopped, that increase would rise to approximately 30 percent.

Comey Hearing Suggests Obstruction of Justice Investigation Is More Plausible
Jun 10, 2017 - 09:17
Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., knocked committee members as grandstanding and stopped just short of calling Comey a liar. But Trump supporters can argue that the president's hand was strengthened by Thursday's "Super Bowl" hearing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moderate Republicans rise up in Kansas
Jun 10, 2017 - 09:16
Trump, also taking Laffer's advice, has proposed a special tax rate of just 15 percent for pass-through business income. The disparate tax burdens stem in part from the fact that Kansas relies on sales taxes for much of the state's revenue.