According to a statement from Engage Cuba, the poll finds that a move to tighten restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba would be largely unpopular within the Republican base of President Donald Trump. The timing for the announcement is still worked upon, according to the White House. The White House is also considering setting new restrains on American leisure trips to Cuba, which has multiplied since Obama's 2014 announcement. "When we have an announcement on the president's schedule we'll let you know", he told reporters.
President Trump has promised to roll back some of President Obama's diplomatic policies. The study, which involved 1.973 US voters, showed that 64 percent of Republicans back such policy that ease the traveling restrictions and trade with Cuba, while 22 percent reject them.
According to Guillen, while the U.S. political establishment in general wants to see Cuba "making progress on human rights", President Trump may also seek to fulfill his campaign promise to hold Havana "more accountable" in that regard.
"I think the USA wants to pursue some kind of "carrot and stick" policy - that is to say, not to make too many concessions to Cuba and try to make them go down the path that the new administration wants Cuba to go down, but at the same time open up opportunities for United States businesses because many of them would like to have access to the Cuban market", he said. The Cuban military had a stake in the hotel's Cuban partner. American travelers to the island must fall into one of 12 categories of justification for their travel, ranging from religious to educational activities meant to bring the traveler into contact with Cuban people.
Any additional restrictions on travel "will go over like a lead balloon, and it should", Flake said in an interview on Monday.
Medical advances in Cuba are now being furthered in American labs.
He also said he does not want to see curbs on Cuban entrepreneurship or the US more focused on Cuba sanctions than on sanctions against North Korea or Iran. The impact would depend on how sanctions are structured.
Obama's policy moves have led to extensive corporate investment on the island, including new, daily commercial flights, licenses for US hotel operators and agricultural investment by USA companies. There is also a consideration of ending people-to-people programs entirely, he said.
A report prepared by his group found that major airlines including American Airlines Group Inc.
Since then, improvements have been made in U.S. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
"The political and personal interests of two members of Congress should not outweigh the will of the American people and the best interests of Cubans on the island", Engage Cuba president James Williams said.