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U.S. Opening More Commerce Channels With Cuba

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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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The Obama administration is relaxing some of the restrictions on travel to and business with Cuba, launching a new initiative that will allow American telecom companies to set up cell phone and other services on the island nation.

The Wall Street Journal:

The move is part of an effort to open access to the Cuban people, the official said. The initiative will also include lifting of long-standing restrictions on family travel and remittances to the island, as previously reported. Family will be loosely defined as a third-degree relative, a definition that was in place during the Clinton administration that extends to second cousins. The money can go to any Cuban, unless he or she is a senior government official.

Under Bush administration rules, Cuban-Americans were permitted to travel to Cuba just once every three years.

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By Ecommerce Merchant Blog, October 28, 2010 at 10:58 am Link to this comment

Wow the Bush administrators certainly ran a tight ship. I am not sure that this fit with the democratic view we have of America.

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By Folktruther, April 14, 2009 at 11:12 am Link to this comment

Truthdig again legitmates Obama’s reactionary policies.  Obama is continuing the trade blockade and continuing to prevent the American population from visiting Cuba.  this is why it takes so long for the population to understand that they have been conned.  the mainstream media, including the Progressive media, helps orchestrate the scam.

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By Boyless Dogg, April 14, 2009 at 6:22 am Link to this comment
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“Fredo..I know it was you. Fredo wait..come back!”

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By catauro, April 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment
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Yes finally American’s Big Chief said “we can give it a chance for democracy LOLOLO ridiculus!!!! Cuba will NEVER be a american colony…NEVER!!!! Viva Cuba Sicialista

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