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A man works at a bean stall at a market beside a mural with the a picture of revolution hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 9, 2015. President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban President Raul Castro during the Summit of the Americas taking place in Panama. .(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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National Edition News cover for April 8, 2015 - Likely Obama meeting with Castro angers Cuba critics: FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro, as it rains during a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Fidel Castro says his brother Raul introduced himself to Obama in English, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands. The Dec. 10 handshake set off speculation in the U.S. and Cuba about whether it signaled a warming of ties between the two nations after decades of animosity. U.S. and Cuban officials dismissed that, calling the handshake a mere courtesy. (AP Photo/File) SOUTH AFRICA OUT

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President Obama's warming relations with Cuban President Raul Castro have drawn fire from political opponents, namely Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and a Cuban-American, who says Mr. Obama's embracing Mr. Castro sends "the wrong kind of message." (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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A home owner sits in his living room at his home with rooms for rent in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The wildly popular online home-sharing service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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Tourists visit the Hamel Alley as a Cuban woman smokes a cigar in the background, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Tourism to Cuba is up sharply in the months since Washington and Havana announced in December that they would move toward a historic rapprochement. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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President Obama has pledged to close the detention facility for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (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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Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, questioned witnesses about sex trafficking and other abuses during a recent hearing on Cuba. (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 sit in a holding at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in this Jan. 11, 2002 photo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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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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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the main assembly hall inside the capitol which is undergoing restoration in Havana, Cuba. The reopening of the building to Cuba's National Assembly, set for March 2015, carries potent symbolism as Cuba moves toward full diplomatic relations with the U.S. Officials say the timing of its reopening is coincidental. (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)