The Obama administration has announced plans to loosen restrictions on how Americans can visit and do business with Cuba.
The changes mean that Cuban Americans can visit family on the island anytime they want. And they can send as much money as they wish to relatives there.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro says the U.S.should go further and lift what he calls the cruel trade embargo.
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But on the same day the U.S. made its announcement, Cuba denied visas to members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The group had planned a trip to the country to evaluate the state of religious freedom in the island nation.
The commission says it will continue to apply for visas.