cuba travel restrictions
The sanctions now include banning tourist travel. Cruise lines that had stopped at the island are now scrambling to change plans.
Individuals will now be allowed to travel to the country for "people-to-people educational travel."
There are plenty of reasons to consider a trip to Cuba and also a vacation in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But the experiences you'll have in Cuba, if you're a U.S. citizen, are likely very different from what you'll have on the other two islands.
If we're serious about strengthening civil society and helping Cuba's budding private small business sector continue to grow, it's time for the White House to stop forcing "people-to-people" travel to be hindered by third-party brokers.
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States will try to convince Cuba to lift travel restrictions and upgrade its interest
Still, the latest figures found that a majority of Cuban Americans - 63 percent - support keeping Cuba on the United States
For natives of the largest of the Antilles, airports are never easy expeditious sites through which they pass and continue on their way. Rather, each border is a heartache; each migratory process is twice as complicated as for other nationalities.
The passport seekers told Reuters they wanted to reunite with family members, seek more economic opportunity or simply see
They have patiently waited for this moment and no obstacle is going to destroy the illusion. Counting the days, vegetating at half speed, January 14 could be the start of a new life for them. Will they reach it?
I will be there when they open the doors to decide which Cubans can board a plane and which will continue under the "insular imprisonment." And my suitcase will be at my side.
I have accumulated 20 negatives in just five years to my requests to travel. Twenty times I have tried to leave my country and just received a "no" as a response from the Cuban authorities.
The suitcase keeps looking at me. "When will we travel?" I imagine its worn-out wheels asking me. And I can only answer that perhaps this Friday in a parliament -- without real power -- some decree will return to me a right I should have always enjoyed.
Tthe ability to leave and enter the country has been a method of ideological coercion. Obtaining the "white card" that allows us to leave our insularity, or the "empowerment" to enter our own country, has been conditioned on our being "politically correct."
I remember when my sister told me she'd entered her name into an international visa lottery. Yunia was always very lucky in games of chance, so I knew what to expect from the outset.
Letting Cuban underground rappers perform in Miami shows Havana being pragmatic or fair, or both, and it's just one more indication that we're no longer dealing with Fidel Castro's Cuba.
The U.S. today has an historic opportunity to put aside half a century of division and build a new future with one of its closest neighbors by ending the ban on travel to Cuba.