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At San Cristobal, one of the most popular of the restaurants to spring up in Havana as the Communist government created space for private enterprise on the island, the bustle of just a few weeks ago has been replaced by worried silence since Washington barred visits to Cuba by US-based cruise ships.

The eatery was among numerous small businesses in the capital that took part Friday in events to protest the latest sanctions imposed by the United States.