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Alan Gross (C), the US contractor released from prison in Cuba last month, is applauded during US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN

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FILE - In this Oct 12, 2013 file photo, tourists ride in a classic American car on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. A new set of U.S. government regulations takes effect Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, severely loosening the 50-decade long travel and trade restrictions for Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

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Miniature flags representing Cuba and the U.S. are displayed on the dash of an American classic car in Havana, Cuba. The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

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Taliban and al QaEda detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of military police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in this Jan. 11, 2002 photo. (Associated Press)

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This Dec. 30, 2014, photo shows workers standing on scaffolding around the capitol dome as it's restored in Havana, Cuba. The first phase of the renovation required the repair or replacement of drain and water pipes and wiring, and involved extensive architectural work because the original plans for the building were mysteriously lost. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Cuba Diversion from Iran Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Cuba Diversion from Iran Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Cuban President Raul Castro has warned that dissidents in his country may try to undermine the recent announcement of relations with the U.S. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks in Jackson, Miss. Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis. File) (credit)

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Illustration on Obama's new embrace of Cuba by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this March 28, 1999 file photo, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Timlin, center, and teammates are congratulated by the Cuban national team following the Orioles' 3-2 win in extra innings in Havana, Cuba. The exhibition game was the first time a Major League team has played in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 that the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation could usher in a new era in U.S.-Cuba baseball relations, which were strained after the Castro revolution and the U.S.-led economic embargo. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

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Travel to Cuba will soon be a reality for many more Americans. (Image from Insight Cuba)

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In this Dec. 19, 2014, photo, a man stands beside his 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air car in Havana, Cuba. U.S. car sales have been banned in Cuba since 1959. Cubans have been have been forced to patch together Fords, Chevrolets and Chryslers that date back to before Fidel Castro's revolution which can make it appear like the country is stuck in a 1950s time warp. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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National Edition Opinion cover for December 22, 2014 - Obama’s futile overtures to Cuba (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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Illustration on Obama's new policy toward Cuba by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

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In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Frequently criticized as cautious on foreign policy, President Barack Obama’s secret negotiations to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba suggest he is willing to make risky moves, if he can keep tight control of the mission and rely on a handful of close aides to carry it out . (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

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Illustration on Obama's normalization policy towards Cuba by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this Dec. 8, 2014 file, photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Jackson, Miss. He said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis. File)

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Taxi drivers wait for clients next to their classic American cars in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)