Trump Excepted to Unveil Changes to US-Cuba Policy Next Friday
US President Donald Trump is expected to announce changes to US policy towards Cuba during a visit to Miami next Friday, media reported.
Trump’s policy changes may please the "hardline Cuban exiles" who supported Trump in winning Florida during the 2016 US Presidential Election, the Miami Herald reported on Friday.
In December 2014, then-President Barack Obama announced that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of non-engagement and hostilities.
The two countries have reopened embassies in their respective capitals and have signed a dozen of cooperation deals since then.
In January, Obama issued an executive order ending a policy that had allowed Cubans who set foot on US soil to remain in the United States, unlike those intercepted at sea who are routinely returned to the island.