DELAWARE & CUBA IN THE NEWS
Delaware State News (Opinion): Trump’s Policy on Cuba Fails the Smell Test
The just-announced Trump rules on Cuba will adversely impact Cuban entrepreneurs here and there, a steep price to pay for the president’s proclivity to reflexively repeal Obama overtures.
Delaware Business Times: Cuba is Open for Business--Almost
“As far as trade is concerned, the opportunities are immense,” said Miro, a member of the Delaware House who represents that 22nd District. “What is not clear at this point is the mechanism by which businesses will be able to comply with those opportunities.”
President Barack Obama announced a change in U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba on Dec. 17, 2014, ending 50 years of conflict and isolation. Less than one month later, 17 University of Delaware students landed in the nearby island nation.
New York Times: Senators Urge Castro to Release American
Senator Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat who along with Mr. Leahy met Thursday with Mr. Gross at a military prison hospital in Havana, the capital, said prison conditions “are not great.” But he said Mr. Gross appeared to be treated better than a typical Cuban prisoner.