Cuba And The United States Finally On The Same Page


What New US-Cuba Relations Look Like

US to cut travel restrictions after release of Alan Gross

By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

With the release of American Alan Gross, the beleaguered relationship between the US and Cuba is poised to undergo major changes. The two countries are preparing to normalize their diplomatic relationship for the first time in more than 50 years, the Wall Street Journal reports, and the US plans to re-open its embassy in Havana. “The president understood the time was right to attempt a new approach, both because of the beginnings of changes in Cuba and because of the impediment this was causing for our regional policy,” an administration official tells CNN. Both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro are to address the changes at noon today. Among them:

• The US will remove a range of restrictions on travel and transferring money to Cuba. It will also review Cuba’s inclusion on its terrorism list and allow telecommunications equipment to be exported to the country. Read more on this Breaking Story…

http://www.newser.com/story/200120/what-new-us-cuba-relations-look-like.html

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