The Trump administration imposed new travel restrictions on Cuba taking effect on Wednesday, June 5. The new restrictions prohibit cruise ships from traveling to Cuba, as well as educational and cultural trips, known as people-to-people trips, which are the most common type of visits made by U.S. citizens to Cuba.

Netfa Freeman, events coordinator and policy analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined the Real News Network to discuss these sanctions against Cuba. Freeman addresses the impact these travel restrictions will have on the Cuban economy, and whether the sanctions will coerce Cuba into ending its policy of support for Venezuela—the latter being something the Trump administration identified as a key reason for the sanctions in the first place.

Watch the original interview at the Real News Network.

Netfa Freeman is an events coordinator and analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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