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>> Donald Trump ready to reverse Barack Obama's efforts courting Cuba. Official sources saying he'll announce a plan in Miami on Friday which will restrict American travel and limit business deals with Cuban companies linked to the military. Trump promised a tougher approach on the campaign trail, and says he wants to prevent US money from reaching the hands of what his administration sees as an oppressive regime.
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Reuters Sarah Marsh has been getting the reaction from Havana.>> For Cubans in the tourism sector, it's their livelihoods at stake. Tourism has boomed in the past two and a half years since the United States and Cuba announced that they were normalizing relations. The number of American visitors has tripled since then.
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For Cubans to work in B&Bs and restaurants, that's been good news. They say that Americans consume most and and pay most, and now they're worried that the increased travel restrictions will mean that not as many will be coming to Cuba.>> Sources say the new plan won't touch existing tourism deals like the one that was struck under Obama by Starwood Hotels.
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And US airlines and cruise lines to the island will likely be exempt. That may be comfort for some, but for other Cubans it's about more than money.>> For Cubans with family in the United States, it's a matter close to their hearts. They're worried that they won't be able to see their loved ones as often.
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One of the rumors floating around is that Trump will restrict visits to Cuba to once per year.>> Official sources say Trump will leave the door open to improve relations if Cuba brings in democratic reforms like free and fair elections and the release of political prisoners. But Havana says it won't bow to US pressure.
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International human rights groups say any US policy of isolation could make the situation worse, empowering Cuban politicians who take a hard line on America.