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    According to the Trump transition team spokesperson, Donald Trump’s priorities for Cuba include the release of Cuban political prisoners and the return of US fugitives from that country.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President-elect Donald Trump’s priorities for Cuba include the release of Cuban political prisoners and the return of US fugitives from that country, Trump transition team spokesperson Jason Miller said on Monday.

    "Our priorities are the release of political prisoners [and] the return of fugitives from American law," Miller told reporters.

    Earlier on Monday, Trump threatened to undo any "deal" made with Cuba unless Havana takes steps to improve the lives of Cubans.

    Dozens of people wanted for crimes in the United States have fled to Cuba since the 1970s, including Assata Shakur, who is on the FBI's most-wanted terrorist list for killing a police officer and escaping a US prison.

    US and Cuban law enforcement officials have held several rounds of talks since President Barack Obama took steps to improve relations between the two nations.

    In December 2014, Obama announced that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of non-engagement and hostilities.


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