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Trump may roll back Obama Cuba opening

Trump may roll back Obama Cuba opening
Posted at 3:37 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 12:31:21-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) - President Donald Trump is expected to roll back portions of the diplomatic thawing process started by former President Barack Obama.

According to a U.S. government official, the president is reviewing the current U.S. policy toward the communist-run island.

In July 2016, Obama announced that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. The Treasury Department further loosened restrictions in 2016, allowing U.S. travelers to engage in individual education tours of Cuba.

Trump is not expected to reverse all of the changes, but he could announce that the U.S. will now longer make unilateral concessions to the country. He might also demand the island nation release U.S. fugitives who seek political asylum there.

The president is also expected to bar American companies from making deals with the Cuban military, which controls much of the state-run tourism industry.

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