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The Cuban military announced it would begin doing drills just after Trump won the election


The Cuban government announced today that its military will begin five days of nationwide exercises designed to prepare them for a confrontation with an enemy, reports CBS News

The government did not specifically say that it was conducting the drills in response to Donald Trump's election as president but said they'd be preparing for "a range of action by the enemy," which is a phrase that's historically been directed at the United States.

The announcement also came on the heels of Trump's election. 

During his campaign, Trump promised to reverse President Obama's lifting of sanctions on Cuba unless Cuban President Raul Castro agrees to more political freedom on the island. 

Many Cubans on the island have seen improvement in their lives given a boom in tourism and the interest from foreign corporations doing business on the island. Now many are afraid that Trump's election will undo all that good. 

The little we’ve advanced, if he reverses it, it hurts us.
Oriel Iglesias Garcia

“You know tourism will go down. If Donald Trump wins and turns everything back it’s really bad for us,” taxi driver Oriel Iglesias Garcia told CBS. 

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