7 interesting facts about Cuba and Cuban-American relations

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Unites States Secretary of State John Kerry is leaving today for his historic trip to Cuba. His trip will open up a lot of questions about the Caribbean country and its relationship with America. After all, there's a lot to be learned about Cuba and Cuban-American relations.

See the list below for 7 interesting facts about America's relationship with Cuba.

1. During his first term as president, Obama permitted U.S. telecommunications companies to provide more cellular and satellite service in Cuba.

2. Americans are actually allowed to visit Cuba. In fact, since eased travel restrictions were implemented last year, Americans have been itching to visit the Caribbean country.

3. When in Cuba, American visitors are allowed to purchase $400 of general goods and up to $100 of alcohol and tobacco products, including cigars.

4. John Kerry will be the first Unites States Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 60 years.

5. The size of the Caribbean country is actually only slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania.

6. Internet access is extremely limited on the island, making it nearly impossible to plan a trip there and make reservations for hotels, restaurants and tours.

7. Even though the United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 per year to lease the 45 square mile-long piece of land that the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Interestingly enough, Cuba has not accepted that payment since 1959.

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HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: A family shares the back seat of a group taxi August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: A young couple kiss on top of the fortifications of El Castillo del Morro, an old Spanish fort that stands at the mouth of the Port of Havana, August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: Cubans pose for photographs on top of the fortifications of El Castillo del Morro, an old Spanish fort at the mouth of the Port of Havana as the sun sets August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 13: A man roasts coffee beans at Cafe El Escorial at the Plaza Vieja in the old part of the city August 13, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 13: A Cuban woman wears American-flag themed tights in the old part of the city August 13, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
HAVANA - JUNE 11: Taxi drivers with their restored antique cars wait for tourists in front of the Capitol building in Havana, June 11, 2015. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 12: Adrian Serrano gets a little help from a niece while preparing a caldosa, a communal stew, over an open fire on the street in honor of former President Fidel Castro's birthday August 12, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana Friday and raise the American flag at the reopened U.S. embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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