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Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again

June 29, 2017

BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the Cuban government in the past two decades have resulted in a growing gap between those with access to capital and those without it.

This gap is not color blind. Because access to capital depends on monetary flows from the overwhelmingly white Cuban-American community, black Cubans lack the resources to participate on equal

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Can Trump Compete With Obama on Cuba?

June 27, 2017

By JORGE I. DOMÍNGUEZ

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — “Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” Thus said President Trump on June 16 in Miami to wildly enthusiastic applause from the remaining veterans of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Yet, in practice, Obama administration policies toward Cuba remain in effect. President Trump has set up political, bureaucratic and diplomatic bargaining for months to come.

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