Trump to announce plan Friday to stop cash flow to Cuban military

Rubio played a key role shaping the new policy, an expression of his clout, and has a emotional stake as the son of Cuban American immigrants who now is responsible for partly rolling back one of President Obama's signature accomplishments.

President Donald Trump on Friday is expected to announce changes to existing us policy toward Cuba during a trip to Miami.

And there are no plans to bring back limits Obama lifted on the island's coveted rum and cigars.

According to senior White House officials, President Trump will also revisit trade and travel policies towards Cuba, clamping down on individual people-to-people travel. But none of the changes will become effective until the Treasury Department issues new regulations, which could take months.

"I oppose the roll back of the Cuba policy".

US business interests - including in the travel industry, tech firms, agriculture, and the hospitality sector - lobbied to discourage the administration from severing travel and financial ties with Cuba.

The Trump Administration is expected to still allow travel but will ban "individual" people-to-people trips, meaning only travellers booking licensed people-to-people tours through designated operators will be allowed.

"The president has repeatedly said he was "honoured and humbled" to have received that endorsement from these veterans, recognising that they were fighting to restore liberty and justice for the people of Cuba", the official said.

While campaigning a year ago in Miami, home to a large Cuban-American population, Trump pledged to reverse Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba unless it met certain "demands", including granting Cubans religious and political freedom, and releasing political prisoners.

In October 2016, Trump won the endorsement of veterans of the unsuccessful USA -backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Trump was scheduled to speak in Miami on Friday.

Trump's revised Cuba policy will nonetheless make some exceptions, including for air and sea travels, White House officials said.

Trump's new stance could also lead to increase support for subversive activities against the Cuban government.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks about Cuba policy, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami.

But Trump's planned rollback of Obama's policy has drawn opposition from American businesses and the travel industry, which have begun making inroads on the island, as well as many lawmakers, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans.

Maceda said the diplomatic relations between Cuba and the the last 60 years didn't work. He nixed that idea after promising on the campaign trail to cater a new policy to Cuban-American hardliners. "No changes go into effect until those regulations are promulgated", a senior White House official told reporters.

The administration argues restricting transactions with Cuban regime-controlled businesses, including many hotels Americans would normally stay in, will allow money to go directly to the Cuban people and not the regime.

If you are an American who was planning to visit Cuba under former President Barack Obama's relaxed travel rules, it looks like you missed your window, at least for a few years.

"Our view is we are", Tillerson said.

"He will make the same promises that the last 10 presidents have made Cuban-Americans here in Miami and nothing happens", he said.

"The entire region welcomed the United States' normalization of relations with Cuba", said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the nonpartisan Wilson Center think tank in Washington.