Trump Threatens Cuba with Tighter Embargo for Aiding Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro, Miguel Diaz Camel and Donald Trump. Photo:

HAVANA TIMES – US President Donald Trump accused Cuba of carrying out military operations in Venezuela to support Nicolas Maduro and threatened to impose a raft of tough sanctions on the island if it does not withdraw.

“If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete [..] embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba,” Trump tweeted.

“Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!”

Cuba denies troop presence in Venezuela, calls Bolton ‘liar’

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has reiterated that Cuba has no troops in Venezuela, after US President Donald Trump threatened the island with more sanctions over troop presence.

Cuban doctors in Venezuela. Photo: Cuban Health Ministry

Rodriguez called US National Security Adviser John Bolton “a pathological liar” who “misinforms” Trump.

“There are no Cuban troops in Venezuela; nor are there any Cubans taking part in military or security operations there. Only medical staff in humanitarian mission,” he tweeted.

Trump earlier threatened Cuba with a “full and complete … embargo” and with “highest-level sanctions” unless it immediately ceased “military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela.”

Rodriguez said he “strongly” rejected “Trump’s total blockade threat.”

9 thoughts on “Trump Threatens Cuba with Tighter Embargo for Aiding Venezuela

  • You missed a couple of words in your first sentence Nick: … the USA and Cuba, The need in Cuba is more urgent than that of the US. Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship and as I have commented repeatedly in these pages, I detest dictatorship whether by the communist left or the fascist right – but have noted that you have never agreed.

  • Yésica retired from a company three years ago that paid even dental insurance now i have medical insurances provide for the USA government, I’m Black Afro Cuban to be more PC , I can read any publication or book I want, I can travel anywhere in the world, I can be part or any political organization and not be afraid to get in prison for, I can march down to the street with a sign and not get arrested I can say what is in my mind, and on on, and honestly I even lived in one point in my life in Texas and never felt discrimination by anglos
    only by the Mexican that never had seen a black speaking Spanish. I would never give what I have produced by my hard work that a life in Cuba. 39 years in exile and I can’t even return to a place I was born because Castro’s family control the island like their own Rancho do you know that in order for me be allowed to enter I have to get a Cuban passport? $400. And then ask for a visa to enter the country I was born. $200. Please be my guest and become Cuban and live like one then. Tell me who is a bully. Have a great life.

  • Currently Cury the US only has an embargo on Cuba affecting a limited number of products. You ask what else is there to do? Obviously a lot more is possible by increasing the number of products listed, tighter rules on financial transfers, preventing the export of food from the US to Cuba, or even ultimately a blockade. If you care to read the US Cuban Democracy Act, you would find that its purpose was regime change, the introduction of multi-party democracy, freedom of the media and human rights – all of which objectives were admirable, but none of which were achieved.
    US presidents have supported the embargo since it was introduced, but do not themselves have the power to remove it – that takes Congress!
    I suggest that rather than just letting blast at your current president, that you study the Act.

  • Regime Change is indeed urgently needed…..
    In the USA.
    The USA is run by a regime led by compulsive liars.
    Contrary to what seems to be occurring in Venezuela, I confidently predict that if the Liar-in-Cheif-trump pushed it too far, then the majority of the various branches of the powerful US military would join forces and step down righteously upon him.

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