Jun 15, 2017

Trump to limit business with Cuba over human rights

Ramon Espinosa / AP

The presidential memorandum Trump will announce Friday in Miami states that he intends to limit Americans' travel to Cuba and limit American companies from doing business with Cuban military enterprises, U.S. officials who have seen the draft of the plan told Reuters. Trump will be making good on a campaign promise to partially reverse Obama's policy of detente with Cuba.

The contradiction: Trump is imposing these limits due to human rights concerns but his administration has previously said it won't discuss other countries' human rights issues publicly.

What he won't touch: Trump will leave in place U.S.-Cuba commercial flights and will not close embassies or break diplomatic relations.

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