New York.— US democrat Congresswomen Kathy Castor (D-Fla) and Barbara Lee (D-Cal) criticized the imposition of new limitations on the trips of the Americans to Cuba and warned of their effects on the peoples of both countries.
Americans are our best ambassadors for democracy. Today's announcement by the Trump Admin. to restrict travel to #Cuba is a step backwards. Read my statement with @USRepKCastor. https://t.co/FmrYadJIRD pic.twitter.com/GeTWvOB0Y9— Rep. Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) 5 de junio de 2019
The United States-Cuba Business Council expressed its disappointment over the restrictions and called for respecting the freedom of travel of US citizens.
"We are disappointed that the government has chosen to impose additional restrictions on the conditions and means for travel from the United States to Cuba," the Business Council, which belongs to the North American Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.
New travel restrictions to Cuba will disrupt business operations, harming U.S. companies and the Cuban people. Read our full statement: https://t.co/7tkastLitt— U.S. Chamber (@USChamber) 5 de junio de 2019
Meanwhile, the executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, Emily Mendrala, considered that the new regulations "represent another step backwards that will only undermine the commercial interests of the United States and further divide Cuban families."
Engage Cuba, a coalition that advocates for the lifting of the US blockade and travel ban, stated that restricting US citizens' freedom to travel is an attack to their fundamental rights, and added that the federal government should not be policing where Americans go on vacation.
@JamesWilliams9: “The federal government should not be policing where Americans go on vacation. Our core freedoms should not be held hostage by politicians for naked partisanship.”https://t.co/6oVowHkJ7d— Luis Carlos Battista (@lcbattista) 4 de junio de 2019
"Our core freedom should not be held hostage by politicians for naked partisanship," Engage Cuba said. (RHC)