"Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, whether it seeks to achieve it through pressures and impositions, or by using more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure", an official statement released by the Cuban governmentsaid Saturday. The Cuban government reacted happily and stated that they are ready to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation.
Even as U.S. President Donald Trumpdeclared Friday he would be "cancelling immediately" the "one-sided" Cuba policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, it became clear the rollback won't be as drastic as some hardliners had hoped.
The Cuban government has withstood the USA trade embargo for more than a half century and will not make any political concessions to the United States due to economic pressure, said Mr Carlos Alzugaray, a retired Cuban diplomat.
US President Donald Trump will announce his administration's changes to U.S. -Cuba policy, according to the Miami Herald.
Casting the Obama administration as people who looked the other way on the Castro regime's human rights violations, Trump said that he, as President, will "expose the crimes of the Castro regime".
He further said that recently Trump found an excuse to "pause" bilateral relations with Cuba. But scheduling the trip indicates the Cuba policy, which has been undergoing drafts for several weeks, will be imminently finalized.
Trump signed a memorandum on Friday directing the Treasury and Commerce departments to start issuing regulations under the revised policy within 30 days. A former Cuban soldier who arrived in the U.S.by boat in 1959, he said that that Trump measures were the right ones to take. Although a ban on tourism remained in place under the Obama administration, White House officials said many Americans skirted the rules by declared their trip to Cuba fell under one of the allowed categories, such as education or professional research.
Castro also said that "the U.S. is not in a position to give us lessons".
"More importantly, as Cuba moves to reform its economy in the post-Castro era, American businesses should be present to lead by example", Marriott's statement said. Trump is about to follow the existing United States trade embargo.
Across the Florida Straits in Havana, many people anxious Trump's moves would simply mean more hardship. Now, across the street from his statue is Tabanero Cigars, a Cuban shop, where people are buzzing over President Trump's new restrictions on the island nation. Cuban-Americans will continue to be able to travel to the island and send remittances to their families still in Cuba. "A lot of jobs have been created in the private sector to serve the people traveling to Cuba". The effect of this new policy will be strengthening the revolutionary leadership and seeing that it's right.
The historic deal Obama struck with Cuba in 2014 led to the 2016 opening of a Starwood hotel on the island - the "first Cuban hotel managed by a US company in almost 60 years", according to the Post, and other hotel companies had hoped to follow suit.
Trump will announce his new approach early Friday afternoon at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami's Little Havana, the heart of America's largest Cuban-American community, whose support aides believe helped him win Florida in the election.
Cuba's state Business Administration Group (GAESA) manages some 50 hotels, chains of shops, construction, communications and distribution firms and the major port of Mariel west of Havana.
Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the anti-embargo Movimiento Democracia, told AFP that the changes do not fully reverse Obama's open-hand policy as Trump had suggested.
Trump on Saturday flew for the first time to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.
Cuba's 1,470-word statement Friday night labeled Trump a hypocrite for calling on Cuba to improve human rights, saying the US government "is threatening more limits on health care that would leave 23 million people without insurance. and marginalizes immigrants and refugees, particular those from Islamic countries".
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Apart from ways to enhance trade and business cooperation, the two leaders are also expected to discuss defence ties. It is likely that he would meet the United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the mega event.
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