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Trump administration to enforce new Cuban travel restrictions

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The Trump administration introduced regulations on Tuesday for U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba — prohibiting some educational, cultural and recreational tours, PBS reports.

What they're saying: “This administration has made a strategic decision to reverse the loosening of sanctions and other restrictions on the Cuban regime," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services."

Brazil's economic woes mean more bad news for Jair Bolsonaro

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Brazil’s economy contracted in the first quarter of 2019, raising the prospect of another recession in Latin America’s largest country, per the BBC.

Why it matters: This is more bad news for President Jair Bolsonaro, who had promised to revive an economy that has limped out of a damaging recession in 2015–2016.