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President Trump will go to Miami on Friday, home to a big and prominent Cuban-American neighborhood, to reveal his administration's brand-new Cuba policy-- which will roll back main parts of his predecessor's efforts to normalize ties with the Communist island nation, according to a senior administration authorities and other sources.

While information on the changes to the policy have yet to be fully exposed, a U.S. official suggested that Trump would call for Cuban President Raul Castro to push for more political flexibility and to release democratic activists in Cuban prisons, to name a few efforts.

Trump is at the exact same time expected to reveal a turnaround in some locations of former President Barack Obama's previous steps toward stabilizing relations consisting of the opening of embassies between the two countries and the easing of flight constraints between the United States and Cuba.

The final actions have not been set as the review over the specifics of the plan continues. Nevertheless, there will likely be steps in restricting travel from the U.S. to Cuba; there are now day-to-day flights from Florida to Cuba.

Another directive being weighed is taking actions to restrict American companies from dealing with services owned by the Cuban military, U.S. sources verified to Fox News.

While marketing in Miami during a stop in September of 2016, then-Republican presidential candidate Trump suggested the move, connecting it to needs on the Cuban government.
Trump said, “All of the concessions Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order which means our next president can reverse them,“ he continued, "And that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands.”

“Those demands include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people, and the freeing of political prisoners,” Trump added.

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Key Republican politician lawmakers Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz Balart, both Cuban-Americans from Florida, have been directly associated with working with the White House on the new Cuba policy, say sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Rubio, who opposed Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, has worked "diligently behind the scenes" with the administration to establish the approach, stated a source directly associated with the policy discussions.

Rubio said in a statement, "I am confident the president will keep his commitment on Cuba policy by making changes that are targeted and strategic and which advance the Cuban people's aspirations for economic and political liberty.”

A senior Rubio consultant previewed exactly what might be represented during Friday's Trump Cuba policy rollout, including that the brand-new approach would have to be in compliance with the "statutory provisions passed by Congress which govern US-Cuba policy."

The aide also worried that the new Cuba policy would be in the best interest of U.S. diplomacy and nationwide security.

Part of the focus is to motivate the emerging generation of Cuban leaders to take the reigns after Raul Castro steps down in 2018, as he openly specified he would.

"Raul Castro and his closest advisors are mostly in their 80's,” the senior aide told Fox News, stressing they are focusing on the "long term."

“Cuba will soon have a new generation of leaders, one way or another. These policy measures are designed to lay the groundwork for them to empower the Cuban people to develop greater economic and ultimately political liberty.”
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