Southwest Floridians await Trump Cuba announcement

Some worry Trump will reverse Obama Cuba policy
Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 06:39:26-04

Senator Marco Rubio says he will be with President Trump in Miami Friday when he rolls out the administration's new Cuba policy.

"We want to empower and we want to strengthen the Cuban people, without strengthening the Cuban military," Rubio said during a Facebook live post.

Senator Rubio and President Trump haven't laid out specifics, but some worry the administration will make it more difficult to travel there.

"My gut feeling is that I think that we should continue to maintain President Obama's policy," said George Ransome, referring to sweeping changes made under the Obama Administration a few years ago.

Those changes loosened a tight embargo that had been imposed on the Communist island decades ago.

"A lot of people have invested money in businesses, B & B's and so forth, and they are gonna lose," said Russ Morrison.

Ferral Rimer wonders why the U.S. would distance itself from Cuba, when it does business with other nations that have questionable human rights records.
"There's human rights abuses all over the world, and we're allowed to go to other countries where they do that."
Ransome wants Trump to keep the relationship with Cuba open, but he understands that relationship is a two way street.
"To say the least it would be nice to see Cuba turn itself around and embrace human rights."
Senator Rubio tweeted his frustration toward the Cuban government for not allowing two pro-democracy leaders to fly to Miami for the announcement Friday.