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Trump Backtracks On Support For Cuba Diplomacy, Sides With Marco Rubio

President Donald Trump is reportedly set to backtrack on his past support for opening up diplomacy with Cuba, and instead bring back aspects of the 54 year long embargo against the island nation. According to Fox News, he will announce this policy shift during a speech in Miami on Friday. Trump is likely to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba’s capital, Havana, and reimpose restrictions on flights to Cuba from the United States. Although the former decision was expected, the latter is a surprisingly radical move that will heavily affect freedom of travel for ordinary Americans, given that Cuba is just 90 miles from the United States and there are dozens of flights to Cuba from U.S. cities every day. Trump is also set to call for greater political freedom in Cuba and the release of political prisoners by the ruling communist regime there. It is unclear whether these demands will serve as prerequisites for maintaining the thaw in relations with Cuba. Keep Reading

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