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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, greets Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez as they watch others enter the room at the foreign ministry building in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (Associated Press)

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President Obama has pledged to close the detention facility for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, but a war resolution against the Islamic State could complicate his plans. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A series of trips to Cuba by U.S. lawmakers is in doubt amid questions over the communist government's eagerness or ability to accommodate a surge of new interest and possible investment from the United States. American officials said the Cuban government has pushed off all congressional visits, including one by Pelosi, until at least mid-April. The Cuban Interests Section in Washington said some will go forward in the coming days, but others are postponed. Several members of Congress had planned to go to the island country this month. They included Pelosi, a California Democrat, and Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, who has proposed ending the U.S. travel embargo of Cuba. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to reporters following a hearing on Cuba on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2014 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro points to the press during the closing of the legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba. Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, that the United States needs to return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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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