The Communist country of Cuba is opening up to free trade, although it may prove to be a bumpy ride
there are now 12 categories for authorized travel including“family visits”and“professional research and meetings.”In August, US airlines were given approval to start flying to Havana, with American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue and United among those set to launch routes.
Up until Nov. 9, when Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States, progress was unfolding. Now things are a little more uncertain as to the future direction of this fragile relationship between the two nations. Weeks before the election Trump had declared that he would reverse the concessions Obama had granted“unless the Castro regime meets our demands.”
Monica Lopez, who worked for the British embassy for 18 years and is now head of practice at Cuban business relations consultancy Cognicion, offers some reassurance:“I am not particularly concerned by the election of Donald Trump when it comes to embargo regulations. Many of the changes are practically irreversible and I trust that he is, above all, a businessman who can see the potential of Cuba and take into account the increased interest of US companies.”