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Cuba Feels the Pinch of the Trump Administration's Travel Restrictions

Mimi Whitefield Los Angeles Times
Despite the Trump sanctions that have included placing a number of hotels on a prohibited list for Americans, construction cranes tower over Havana neighborhoods near the sea, and government-owned and joint venture hotel projects are moving forward.

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U.S. Travel Association Opposes Trump Administration’s Cuba Travel Warning and Pullout of Embassy Staff; Cuba Blames The U. S. for Deterioration Of Bilateral Relations

Responsible Ethical Cuba Travel; Cuban Ministry of Foreign
The largest association of U.S. organizers of travel to Cuba, unanimously rejected the Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy. Cuba has never perpetrated, nor will it ever perpetrate attacks of any sort against diplomatic officials or their relatives, without any exception - official Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement.

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'The Last Soldiers of the Cold War'

Chris Serres Star Tribune
As the United States and Cuba start to restore full diplomatic relations, here is a picture of an aspect of the dysfunctional relationship that has existed between our two countries. The release and return to Cuba of the last of the "Cuban Five" helped pave the way for the new stage in US-Cuba relations. Here is the backstory of that group, told, as Chris Serres says, by Fernando Morais in a new, well-researched, "cinematically vivid" account.
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