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Cuba: U.S. Policy Overview [Updated August 30, 2019]   [open pdf - 394KB]

From the Document: "Since the early 1960s, when the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba, the centerpiece of U.S. policy toward Cuba has consisted of economic sanctions aimed at isolating the government. [...] President Trump unveiled a new policy toward Cuba in 2017 introducing new sanctions and rolling back some of the Obama Administration's efforts to normalize relations. In 2019, the Administration has increased economic sanctions significantly to pressure the Cuban government on its human rights record and its support for the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. These include actions allowing lawsuits to go forward against those trafficking in property confiscated by the Cuban government and tightening restrictions on nonfamily travel to Cuba, including the termination of cruise ship travel to Cuba from the United States. With these actions, U.S. policy toward Cuba has again shifted to a policy of strong economic pressure."

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CRS In Focus, IF10045
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2019-08-30
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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