President Trump has announced that he and his administration will place new sanctions on Cuba, further reversing the work Obama did to appease the Communist country.
According to The Hill:
President Trump on Wednesday announced that his administration would impose new sanctions on Cuba blocking American travelers from staying at Cuban government-owned properties and restricting imports of Cuban alcohol and tobacco.
“These actions will ensure that U.S. dollars do not fund the Cuban regime and go directly to the Cuban people,” Trump said during a speech recognizing Bay of Pigs veterans in the East Room of the White House.
Trump described the measures as part of his administration’s “continuing fight against communist oppression.”
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control later Wednesday amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to prohibit any U.S. person lodging, paying for or reserving lodging at properties designated by the State Department as owned and controlled by the Cuban government or prohibited members of the Cuban Communist Party or their families. The State Department announced a list of 433 such properties.
The announcement was made during what is known as Hispanic Heritage Month.