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U.S.-Cuba relations under Trump, post-Fidel

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 01:27

As a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump said he would roll-back reforms made by U.S. President Barack Obama. Angela Moore reports.

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STORY: Shortly after the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a statement that his administration would "do all it can" once he takes office to help increase the freedom and prosperity of the Cuban people. But Trump did not say if he would make good on a threat he made during the campaign to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the communist nation. "All the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the president can reverse them, and that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands.... religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners." An aggressive policy by Trump would close off lucrative opportunities to U.S. businesses and would hurt companies like American Airlines. The carrier is due to start commercial flights to Havana for the first time in half a century.

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U.S.-Cuba relations under Trump, post-Fidel

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 01:27