Biden Lifts Trump-Era Flight Restrictions to Cuba

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The Facts

  • The US Transportation Dept. has lifted travel restrictions to Cuba that were created during the Trump admin. preventing flights from the US to cities other than Havana.

  • Sec. of State Antony Blinken wrote a letter Tues. urging the department to revoke the restrictions "in support of the Cuban people and in the foreign policy interests" of the US. The agency followed through on the request on Wednesday.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Trump's policies were harsh and hurt regular people. Although there's still work to be done to thaw relations for the sake of Cubans at home and in the US, the administration is moving in the right direction to provide cash and goods for families suffering under the Cuban regime.

Republican narrative

Trump's policies were necessary after Obama's engagement with the regime made it wealthier, more repressive against its own people, and more emboldened to support terror elsewhere. If Biden brings the US back to that, the only winner will be the dictatorship in Cuba.

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