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Trump plans to preserve some of the policy changes made by Obama. Fariñas, who has conducted more than 20 hunger strikes to protest the regime's actions, told VOA that "negotiating with the Cuban government and asking them nothing in return was a mistake".

Supporters of Trump's changes said they are created to hurt Cuba's communist government economically, and encourage people to rise up against the regime that has been in power since 1959.

Some might argue that Obama's changes to USA policy have benefited American tourists and companies more than ordinary Cubans.

In Havana, 53-year-old hairdresser Dioslans Castillo said Obama's 2016 visit to Havana and his calls for Cubans to seize control of their economic destiny had inspired him to try to open a bar with gourmet food and cultural activities for LGBT Cubans. During that event, the Trump noticed the people are eager for the President to place the human rights and free in Cuba and protection to U.S national security during the Castro bond.

"But you also have people like me, the third generations who are going back, and the people on the island, so excited and loving, the most generous people I ever met". He stated that he wouldn't let the U.S people down and he follows same as Obama and Hillary Clinton do.

"Despite criticisms, increasing travel to Cuba not only fosters tourism, it serves as a glimpse into what everyday Cubans go through".

The stated goal of the new policy is to cut down on human rights abuses.

"All of the problems between the two countries need to end so she can go to the U.S. Embassy and say, 'I want to see my son, ' buy a ticket and go for the weekend", Reinoso said. Marion Smith is the executive director of Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC). That seems odd given that the Trump administration is not particularly fond of pursuing that agenda in its foreign policy: there was no mention of human rights and political freedom during his visit to Saudi Arabia, for example. The Trump administration will argue that these businesses fund the oligarchy that runs the Cuban government.

The alleged justification for the new policy is that it will pressure the Cuban dictatorship to give concessions on human rights and political liberalization.

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Survey after survey shows that a majority of Americans, Cuban-Americans, and Cubans in the island favor greater economic ties between the United States and Cuba.

John Gronbeck-Tedesco is the professor at Ramapo College in New Jersey.

"Some 85 percent of our clients are Americans and they are the ones who consume most and pay the best", said Yuri Barroso, doing promotion for a restaurant on Plaza Vieja, a square surrounded by elegantly restored colonial buildings.

Many Cubans have relatives in the United States and they soak up Americans sports and culture.

Rubio has, for years, led the charge for toughening relations with Cuba.

Of major note, there will be no change to the "wet foot, dry foot" policy and the USA embassy in Cuba will also remain open. "That could be interpreted as the president is going to hold things up for the competition until the Trump Organization is ready to go down there".

White House officials describe the policy change as fulfilling a promise Trump made to Florida's Cuban exile community last fall. Some farm-state lawmakers want to allow US financing of exports to Cuba. The irony: If Americans have a harder time visiting Cuba, it won't hurt the regime - because the 3.5 million non-American tourists stay disproportionately in the resorts owned by the government. This trip promoted the tens of millions of dollars into the Cuba private hospitality sector. FILE - In this January 12, 2017 file photo, tourists ride in classic American convertible cars past the United States embassy, right, in Havana, Cuba.

Corker mentioned a visit past year to the island, where "about 25 percent of the country now is engaged in some kind of private-sector activity, which is certainly growth".

Google also helped Cuba by placing the servers which will speed up the web service from past year. Cuba wants USA support to allow the telecommunication firms to work on their island.