Thursday, March 12, 2009

What the news is reporting on Obama lifting some travel restrictions to Cuba

New US law eases Cuba sanctions -- BBC

Cuban-Americans will be allowed to travel to the island once a year and send more money to relatives there.

Curbs on sending medicines and food have also been eased.

The legislation was earlier approved by the Senate after clearing the House of Representatives last month.

The legislation overturns rules imposed by the Bush administration which limited travel to just two weeks every three years, and confined visits to immediate family members

Havana, Cuba

U.S. loosens restrictions regarding Cuba -- CNN International

Cubans applaud U.S. bill easing trade, travel -- Reuters

Cuba travel moves fall short of Obama pledge: group -- Reuters

Despite bill, Cuba trade rules mostly unchanged: Geithner -- AP

Showdown on U.S.-Cuba policy not over yet -- Miami Herald

Geithner Pledges Limits on Expansion of Cuba Travel (Update1) -- Bloomberg