Jun 16, 2017 - Politics & Policy

What to know about Trump's new Cuba policy

Lynne Sladky / AP

The Trump administration has released a fact sheet on his administration's new Cuba policy, which revises Obama's Cuba deal, minutes before he began his speech in Miami. Here's what's changing:

  • The U.S. embargo against Cuba will be reinforced. U.S. companies will only be allowed to have business ties with non-government-related small businesses there.
  • American tourism in Cuba is banned again, with the exception of educational travel and group travel.
  • The new policies require reporting on Cuba's progress toward "greater political and economic freedom."
  • The policy gives the Departments of the Treasury and of Commerce 30 days to being the process of issuing new regulations, after which the changes will take effect.
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