Tim McGraw Cancels Luxury Cuba Experience After Trump Crackdown

Country music star Tim McGraw canceled a series of concerts in Cuba, Spanish-language media reported Monday, shortly following the Trump administration’s announcement of new policies to keep Americans from engaging in tourism on the island and enriching the repressive Castro regime.

BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Tim McGraw performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Tim McGraw at the iHeartRadio Theater on October 15, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

North Korea Starts Year with Celebration of Cuban Revolution

North Korea’s state media announced that Pyongyang sent a celebratory floral basket to the Cuban embassy on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Revolution. Dictator Kim Jong-un also sent a friendly greeting to dictator Raúl Castro, a sign North Korea expects Cuba to play a major role in its diplomacy in 2019.

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Trump Administration Bans Americans from 16 Cuban Military-Owned Hotels

The State Department announced Wednesday that it would add another 26 entities, including 16 hotels, to its “Cuba Restricted List,” generally barring Americans from doing business with those entities. The hotels and other businesses in question are those known to be owned by the Cuban military, which directly engages in human rights abuses throughout the Western Hemisphere.

HAVANA, CUBA - FEBRUARY 27: The historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba is seen in the early morning on February 27, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Today in Washington D.C, the second round of diplomatic talks between U.S. and Cuban officials took place is an effort to restore full diplomatic relations and …