The faces of U.S. -Cuba relations are changing.
"The Cuban people want more Americans coming, they want opportunity".
However, Trump stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities.
Trump administration officials say the changes are aimed at preventing USA dollars from flowing into the coffers of what the administration views as, in the words of a senior official, "repressive members of the Cuban military government".
The change in the US posture toward Cuba under Trump marks the latest policy about-face by the president. The newly reopened USA embassy on the island will not be shut, however. New regulations won't be issued for roughly 30 days, and the process will take longer than that, the senior administration officials said. Visitors will now likely have to stay at state-run hotels.
But President Trump's tough talk came in the company of Cuban Americans in Miami. "It will end", he said at an event in Miami's Little Havana. The embargo remains in place and unchanged by Trump's policy. Only the U.S. Congress can lift it, and lawmakers, especially those of Cuban heritage, like Sen. Rubio opposed Obama's re-engagement with Cuba.
Mr. Trump thanked the Louisiana Republican for - in the worst way possible - bringing about unity to the nation.
Babun characterized the Obama Cuban policy as both helping and hurting the Cuban church.
Trump said he was putting the Castro regime "against the wall", by not only demanding "free elections" on the island, but also the release of political prisoners.
But outside, Cuban-American protesters slammed the change.
Obama reopened the US embassy in Havana and renewed diplomatic relations between the USA and Cuba for the first time in 50 years starting in 2014. The theater is named for an exile leader of the Bay of Pigs veterans' association that endorsed Trump last October.
Voters will head to the polls on October 22nd, with future dates to be announced to seat the provincial and national parliaments.
She escaped from prison with the help of other BLA terrorists and in 1984 fled to Cuba, where the Castro regime granted her political asylum.
As far as replacements go, current Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel is a top contender.