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Trump security adviser Bolton unveils new U.S. sanctions to pressure Cuba

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By Reuters
Trump security adviser Bolton unveils new U.S. sanctions to pressure Cuba
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during an interview at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid   -   Copyright  BRENDAN MCDERMID(Reuters)

MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday the United States is adding five names linked to Cuba’s military and intelligence services to its sanctions blacklist, including the Cuban military-owned airline Aerogaviota.

Bolton, in a speech to veterans of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, also said the United States would further restrict non-family travel to Cuba in a bid to reduce “veiled tourism” that provides funds to Havana’s security sector.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)