WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
25 Apr 2019 | Podcast

WOLA Podcast: Taking a Chainsaw to Cuba Policy

WOLA’s Vice President for Programs Geoff Thale analyzes the Trump administration’s severe new measures

The Trump administration has gone full hard-line against Cuba, announcing severe new measures—including a once-unthinkable authority to allow owners of seized Cuban property to sue in U.S. courts.

WOLA’s vice president for programs, Geoff Thale, explains why these new punishments and restrictions won’t bring “regime change” to the island, and instead how they will hurt its struggling private sector. He and host Adam Isacson look at the politics underlying these steps, and whether they’re likely to be long-lasting.