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Cuban-Americans give "thumbs up" to Trump's threat to end Cuba deal

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 01:31

Many Cuban-Americans in Miami approve of President-elect Donald Trump's hardline stance on Cuba. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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President -elect Donald Trump has sent a welcome signal to some Cuban Americans in Miami -- in the wake of Fidel Castro's death -- vowing to "make a better deal for the Cuban people" or he would "terminate" U.S. agreements with Havana after he takes office in January. In Miami Radio Mambi host Ninoska Perez likes what she heard from Trump. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RADIO MAMBI HOST NINOSKA PEREZ, SAYING: "The first thing he tweeted was 'This is no hero, this is a man who has for 60 years oppressed the Cuban people.' So when I asked him, will he reverse some of these decisions, and give executive orders, he said he would. So we will see what happens now." At Miami's Cafe Versailles, Cuban American Eduardo Gomez also liked what he heard from Trump. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EDUARDO GOMEZ, CUBAN-AMERICAN LAWYER, SAYING: "I think that Trump's response to Castro's passing, although a less nuanced and a bit self serving, at the end of it, was a much better response to Castro's passing then Obama's. I thought Obama's was very deferential and respectful. It could be read both positively or negatively. " While the White House has said Fidel Castro's death is unlikely to have any impact on U.S. efforts to normalize relations with Cuba-- at least some in Miami are hoping for a very different message from the next U.S. President.

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Cuban-Americans give "thumbs up" to Trump's threat to end Cuba deal

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 01:31