U.S. to ease some Cuba travel restrictions
January 14th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

U.S. to ease some Cuba travel restrictions

The United States will loosen restrictions on Cuba, allowing greater leeway for religious and educational trips to the communist island and letting U.S. citizens send up to $500 in remittances every three months to any Cuban who is not connected with the government, a top White House official said Friday.

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  1. Cesar

    I bet HelenHull likes BIG LONG cuban cigars.

    January 16, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |

    @helenhull102951 THANK YOU its mice to see that there are others who see what is really going on. But im afraid America is going to sit on its A– until its too late. Our government sure dont give a f–k !!!

    January 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cuba isnt ready

    Cuba isnt ready for the boarders to be opened!

    Cuba's economy is so much smaller than the US and Cuba lives 50 years behind the US. If Obama lets normal tourism start there, Cuba will thrive for a small time but the American's will destroy such a fascinating country. i am not saying that americans are not allowed into the country but the cuban infrastructure is not ready for millions of tourists. Cuba's tourism industry can only hold like a million people ( not hard figures) but if the boarders open, that amount of people could enter weekly from the US.

    only if the US, slowly open the boarders while helping the Cuban infrastructure will Cuba survive as a country which is so cultivated.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      It's borders, not boarders. Also, as the son of Cuban immigrants I'm curious of what you find so fascinating about Cuba?

      February 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bearclaw Palin

    I can see Cuba from my backyard here so.Florida

    January 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kittycats

    The opening of Cuba could be both a good and bad thing. The positive is that many Americans can now see a country that from what I have heard is beautiful and the negative is that it illegal immigrants may arrive in droves. http://www.kittycatchats.com

    January 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. analista

    esta decicion de mantener el embargo en cuba y de no quitar el bloqueo es lo que a mantenido al pueblo lejos de la realidad si quitaran el supuesto embargo y las restricciones ase mucho tiempo que los cubanos se ubieran dado cuenta de la verdad de cuba quiten el embargo y veremos como se cae el comunismo solo

    February 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cuba hotels

    I agree with analista Cuba Hotels

    September 13, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
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