President Trump said Friday he would reverse the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, reimposing travel and trade restrictions less than a year after President Obama relaxed the decades-old U.S. embargo on the Island. The move drew outrage across Cuba. This is Havana resident Pedro Díaz.
Pedro Díaz: “Cuba is not scared. We Cubans are not going to be scared. We have gone through much more. We got through the October Cuban Missile Crisis, and we are willing to go through many crises, not just October, but December, September and the coming months. We are ready, Mr. President Trump, for all your antics. There you are. If you are going to pay the Miami mafia, at some point you will pay.”
President Trump’s order will prohibit all business with companies that are linked to the Cuban military, which is involved in much of the hotel and tourism industries. Last year, Newsweek reported that Donald Trump’s businesses violated the U.S. embargo during the late 1990s, secretly doing business in Cuba and then trying to cover it up.