Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba ~ Cuban cigar ban ends in US

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Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

AP By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN January 16, 2015 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, following through on its declaration of warming ties with Cuba, has eased travel restrictions and opened a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island.

The series of executive branch moves, taken together, have had the effect of punching a large hole in America’s half-century-old embargo, although only Congress has the authority to fully end the 54-year embargo. President Barack Obama announced last month that he would soften the restrictions, and a new set of government regulations took effect Friday. . . . Read Complete Report

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Cuban cigar ban ends in US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. . . . Read Complete Report

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