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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 07:05 PM
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Whaaa? Obama is going to lift travel restrictions to Cuba according to Business Insider
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 07:59 PM
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1. Modify is more accurate.
Licensing is still required.

No fix of state statutes that ban Cuba travel, like Florida's ban on Cuba travel by professionals regulated by the state. Like doctors.






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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 08:01 PM
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2. Did you see a better article on this?
Some details would be helpful!

I posted it in GD and the reaction is: I want to check out the beaches!

Maybe step by step is best..
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 08:04 PM
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3. Step by step is best when it comes to maintaining the cash cow
Step by step is best when it comes to maintaining the cash cow for US privatized political campaign fundraising.

If there were to be honest intent, then US travel sanctions on American travel to Cuba should be lifted. Forthwith.


:hi:





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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 08:05 PM
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4. I mostly agree but they really don't have the infrastructure for Spring Breakers
and the other 2 million curiosity seekers bound to go right at the opening.
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 08:10 PM
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5. That's up to Cuba. Doesn't change anything about the abrogation of US travel rights by US gov. n/t
Edited on Fri Jan-14-11 08:11 PM by Mika
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 08:40 PM
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6. Looks to be non earth-shattering "modifications"




Do not see any major shift in policy. Caps below mine.

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Today, President Obama has directed the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their countrys future.

The President has directed that changes be made to regulations and policies governing: (1) purposeful travel; (2) non-family remittances; and (3) U.S. airports supporting licensed charter flights to and from Cuba. These measures will increase people-to-people contact; support civil society in Cuba; enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people; and help promote their independence from Cuban authorities.

The President believes these actions, COMBINED WITH THE CONTINUATION OF THE EMBARGO, are important steps in reaching the widely shared goal of a Cuba that respects the basic rights of all its citizens. These steps build upon the Presidents April 2009 actions to help reunite divided Cuban families; to facilitate greater telecommunications with the Cuban people; and to increase humanitarian flows to Cuba.

The directed changes described below will be enacted through modifications to existing Cuban Assets Control and Customs and Border Protection regulations and policies and will take effect upon publication of modified regulations in the Federal Register within 2 weeks.



White House statement '

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/14/r...


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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 11:55 PM
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7. I plan to do purposeless travel there and will not ask permission.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-11 03:47 AM
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9. Good for you. Sounds like a plan. n/t
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social_critic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-11 03:45 AM
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8. Moan and complain
Just like leftwingers do when the US signs a free trade agreement with Colombia.
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