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Should you go to Cuba now? Here are the issues affecting your decision

Should you go to Cuba now? Here are the issues affecting your decision

Cuba has been in life’s crosshairs of late after a hurricane, a U.S. State Department warning and the discussion of renewed restrictions, leaving travelers confused. To these three issues dogging the island nation, we may need to add a fourth that also may prove a deterrent to travel. Here’s a look at how recent events might affect your Cuba plans.

Storm damage

Hurricane Irma inflicted its Category 5 wrath on Cuba when it hit the weekend of Sept. 9. Havana suffered flooding and some damage to buildings, but Irma’s lash was felt most acutely in the eastern part of the country.

Havana was affected, said Manny Kopstein, owner of the Bay Area’s Cuba Travel Adventures...

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