Report: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy

The Hill  MAY 29, 2017


© Provided by The Hill Report: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy

President Donald Trump plans on reversing a set of policies softening relations with Cuba, according to a report from The Daily Caller.

According to the report, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, an anti-embargo group, said the Trump administration was preparing to announce the changes to Obama-era policies in a June speech in Miami.

The report cites two unnamed sources who say that a bipartisan trio of senators -- Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) -- pushed for the reversal.

Obama, who became the first U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost a century last year, put in motion a series of policies to thaw relations with the Communist island nation, which had been a strategic burden throughout the Cold War.

While Obama was able to soften regulation on some kinds of trade, business and travel, Congress has refused to lift the 57-year-old embargo.

The Trump administration had put the Cuba policy under review upon taking office.

The Daily Caller report surfaced days after Trump met with Pope Francis, who facilitated the deal between Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro


WHOOPS! –Putin demands Castro actually PAY for the Russian Oil he’s craving to replace Venezuela’s diminishing freebee oil

May 30, 2017 by Humberto Fontova


It was barely two years ago that Putin–with no other option– finally “wrote off” $30 billion the kleptocratic/deadbeat Castro regime owed Russia.

Now Castro is BEGGING(!) for further “brotherly solidarity” from Mother Russia– in the form of massive oil shipments to replace the ones from their ransacked Venezuelan colony which are quickly drying up.

“Not so fast,” Putin seems to be responding to Castro. “Let’s settle up first.”

So Putin is finally catching on! He’s taking a cue from one of the most phenomenally successful foreign policy stratagems in recent history!

I refer, of course, to the the universally-denounced (because of its rollicking success in making the U.S. taxpayer among the few in the world not robbed blind by the kleptocratic Castros) “U.S. embargo of Cuba”— which lately mostly a matter of Uncle Sam demanding “CASH-UP-FRONT, BABY!” from the deadbeat Castros. 


Story here from TASS:

MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Cuba wants to increase the supply of oil and oil products from Russia, but it is a matter of financing, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

“Cuba really wants more supplies, but the question is in financial sources. If financial resources are found – the companies will deliver, it’s not charity,” he said.

Hey, with Trump promising to put a crimp on the Obama-facilitated U.S. financial lifeline to the kleptocratic/deadbeat Castros on our end–and now this from Putin--things could get interesti
ng Cuba-wise…