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MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Ignoring widespread calls from members of his own party, business leaders, and human rights groups, President Donald Trump announced a rollback of some of the Cuba-friendly policies undertaken by his predecessor on Friday.
US citizens will no longer be able to engage in individual leisure travel to Cuba, according to a fact sheet circulated by the White House. The US government will also ensure that no profits from American businesses benefit Cuba's military.
"Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba," Trump said during an appearance in Miami.
Trump announced that the US will enforce the embargo and travel ban while keeping the embassy in Havana open. "When Cuba is ready to take concrete steps to these ends we will be ready, willing and able to come to the table to negotiate a much better deal for Cubans, for Americans," Trump said. "A much better deal. And a deal that's..