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Trump Announces New Cuba Travel Policy Calls For Extradition of Assata Shakur

Trump Announces New Cuba Travel Policy Calls For Extradition of Assata Shakur

It seems that President Donald Trump is sticking to his campaign promises on reversing every effort the Obama Administration to restore the middle class and further unite the country.

After failing to repeal Obamacare as promised and creating a dismal replacement, the President is again under scrutiny for canceling the Obama Administration Cuba Travel Policy and demanding Castro to release Assata Shakur and all other political prisoners from their asylum in their country.

On Friday (Jun 16), Trump announced while in Miami that he will be unveiling a more confrontational regime for dealing with Cuba that will completely cancel the previous ban. According to CNN, the so-called new regime is not much different from Obama’s, but instead, calls for diplomatic relations to remain open between the U.S. and Cuba, as well as the new embassies in Washington and Havana. It also calls for no restrictions on trades between countries including Cuban Rum and Cigars, so, in essence, a copy and paste with one-word move to place his name on the policy instead of President Obama who actually was able to successfully able to accomplish what his previous predecessors couldn’t.

Despite the continued unrest and active shootings and killings by white males in America, Trump has consistently made diplomatic decisions against other countries without even addressing the system within his own country. First with Syria, when he decided to bomb them for using chemically warfare during their civil war and now reversing Obama’s Cuban Trade Policy because of their human rights issues; but Cuba is defending their country by calling out America on our systematic racism.

The judicial system in America is horribly flawed and not designed to support people of color. This is proven in the case of Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur. Shakur was charged with several crimes including two counts of murder, assault, and robbery. She was found guilty for the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, even though forensic evidence proved her fingerprints were not found at the scene nor was there any gun powder on her hands. She escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba where she received political asylum in 1984. Cuba is standing firm on their decision to house the innocent Godmother of Tupac Shakur, vowing that her return is “off the table” for any deal involving the United States.


There is an old saying “before one can clean off someone’s porch, one must clean their own,” there are too many flaws within America that Trump has yet to address. Police brutality, Flint Water Crisis, failing housing market and economy, are just a few issues dealing with this country’s own inhumane treatment of its citizens, specifically those of color. The issues are continuously being turned a blind eye to by current Administration, leaving many wondering if these problems will ever be solved.

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