On ‘Radio Times’: Traveling to Cuba under Trump

 President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

Earlier on Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane talked to Christopher Sabatini lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, on their perspectives of US-Cuba relations.

Americans traveling to Cuba could face difficulties because of President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to partially rollback US-Cuban relations. In an effort to apply pressure on Cuba’s Communist government, Trump reverses some of President Obama’s policy of opening ties with the country.

It has gotten mixed reviews. Bruno Rodríguez, Cuba’s foreign minister, called Trump’s announcement a “grotesque spectacle,” but much of the Cuban exile community is pleased.

Earlier on Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane talked to Christopher Sabatini lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, on their perspectives of US-Cuba relations.

“The main voice being heard from these Obama openings and the Trump reaction are people who are motivated by profit,” Noriega said. “Folks looking to invest on the island and are afraid they’re going to miss out on opportunities to exploit Cuban people with cheap wages.”

Many Radio Times listeners emailed and called the show to discuss their personal experiences of traveling to Cuba to learn about the Cuban people and culture.

Listen to the full conversation on Radio Times.

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