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I can’t predict what President Trump’s policy will be, but he is on the record ~ or to be precise ~ on Twitter, saying that he might reimpose some sanctions until Presi-

dent Raul Castro grants religious and political freedom and frees political prisoners. We found the Cubans to be friendly and warm, and we felt very safe. Not all the citizens speak English, so knowing a bit of Spanish is helpful. Considering the disparity in wealth, it’s surprising there isn’t more panhandling. There were several requests for money to buy milk for the baby. We politely declined. Another tactic is for the citizens to walk you into a restaurant, whereupon they will get some type of reward-kickback. This is not done with high pressure, and in two instances we saw and learned


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