Cubans'voice on Trump's new policy

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Added On June 19, 2017

INTRO:
 
In a speech delivered in Miami, Florida -- home to Cuba's exile community -- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will impose restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba.
 
Most of Cubans have overwhelmingly rejected the U.S. new foreign policy towards the island.
 
But some say they do not fear the measures of Trump administration.
 
Let's take a look.
 
PKG:
 
The new measures announced by Trump impact on tourism and trade with the island, two sectors in which private businesses flourish as part of the reforms promoted by the government of Raul Castro.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH): GUILLERMO OCHOA, Cuban resident
"I am not afraid, because for this, what one must have is faith. We have gone through 59 years of crisis, and we have survived 59 years. Without the United States, the tourism is living here in Cuba."
 
It seems to be a widespread feeling among entrepreneurs whose work is linked to tourism, especially in the area of Old Havana.
 
Although they know that the decisions of the White House can have a negative repercussion, there is tranquility among the Cubans.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH): GUILLERMO BRITO, Cuban resident
"Well, there has always been tourism that was not American, but there tended to be a good boost in this. There can be serious repercussions for us working on this."
 
The streets of ancient Havana are still full of tourists looking to enjoy the historic treasure that keeps a city quiet and safe, something that loss who decided the new regulations.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH): RICHARD GONZALES, Cuban resident
"It would be ideal for the people of Cuba and especially for Cubans to open, to expand Cuba as a wonderful island, but if Trump does not want to, let Trump stay with his United States."
 
Figures show that in the first five months of this year, almost 280,000 U.S. citizens visited Cuba, a figure that represents the total number of Americans who traveled to the island last year.
 
Trump has reaffirmed he will maintain the trade embargo and economic blockade against Cuba, and called on Cuba to make concessions to Washington, if it wants to see a change in policy.