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Majority of Voters in Four US States Back Relations with Cuba
A majority of possible voters in the US states of Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Tennessee back the reestablishment of relations with Cuba, according to a survey that revealed large support to the lifting of US trade and travel restrictions on the island.

The survey, conducted by Atlantic Council, was focused on four central and southern states, which could incline more to a Republican president or have an influence on the November 2016 presidential elections.

According to the survey, 68 percent of those interviewed backs the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana, against 26 percent; while 58 percent are in favor of lifting the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.

Some 67 percent of those surveyed favored the end of the Cuba-travel ban, in contrast to 28 percent that does not agree with it.

Although the Obama administration announced in January some measures to increase trips and trade with Cuba, such initiatives are still limited, while the blockade is still there and can only be modified by the US Congress.

The world community has overwhelmingly condemned the US-hostile Cuba policy at the United Nations General Assembly for 24 years in a row.

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