How Trump’s Plan Policy Changes Will Affect Travel to Cuba by Americans

At an event held in Miami back in June, Donald Trump announced proposed changes to U.S. policy regarding travel to Cuba by Americans which Cuba, Libre? filmmaker, Dick Jordan, analyzed in a post to his online travel magazine, Tales Told From The Road.

Coincidentally, yesterday just before Cuba, Libre? screened last night in Eugene, Oregon, the PBS Newshour aired the the following segment on how those policy changes, if implemented, would impact both Americans planning on visiting the islands and the Cuban government and more importantly, Cuban entrepreneurs involved in tourism.

As the Treasury Department, whose Office of Foreign Assets Control has regulatory control over travel to Cuba by Americans, pointed out on July 25, 2017, it must adopt new regulations before the policy changes announced by Trump can take effect. The PBS Newshour story indicates that those new regulations may be announced next month.

Coming Up in May: Another Public Screening of “Cuba, Libre?”

Cuba Libre Novato Theater“Cuba, Libre?,”the documentary film that traces the history of travel to Cuba by Americans from the early decades of the 20th century to the present, will be shown at Studio46 in Novato, California from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th to raise funds for restoration of the historic downtown Novato Theater.

Further information and tickets ($20/person) are available online.

Seating is limited to 75 and the event will probably sell out.

This will be the film’s sixth screening in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Cuba, Libre?” was screened at the Visual Radio Network Festival in Oakland, California in April of 2016. It received an Honorable Mention from the SaMo Indie Fest held in November of 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

The documentary has aired on several public access television stations from California to Maine.