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Javier Yanez stands on his balcony decorated with U.S. and Cuban flags in Old Havana, Cuba on Dec. 19, 2014. (Ramon Espinosa/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Javier Yanez stands on his balcony decorated with U.S. and Cuban flags in Old Havana, Cuba on Dec. 19, 2014. (Ramon Espinosa/AP)

President Trump was in Miami today to announce his policy toward Cuba.

"Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba," he said. President Obama had lifted some restrictions against Cuba two years ago.

The newly opened embassies in Washington and Havana will remain, however the Trump administration will prohibit trade with Cuban businesses owned by the military and intelligence services.

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Micho Spring, chair of Global Corporate Practice and president of the New England region for Weber Shandwick. She tweets @michospring.

Jonathan Hansen, senior lecturer on social studies and faculty associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. His forthcoming biography on Fidel Castro, entitled "Young Castro," is set for publication.

This segment aired on June 16, 2017.

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