New Rules Ease Travel And Trade To Cuba

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Starting today, certain groups of people won't need special licenses to travel to Cuba, and they'll be able to buy and bring back more Cuban goods.

Close relatives of Cubans, academics, government officials, aid workers, missionaries, journalists and people on accredited cultural education programs will no longer have to apply at the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Does that mean that pretty much anyone can now travel to Cuba, book a hotel and buy stuff there without a problem? Tim Padgett of Here & Now contributor station WLRN in Miami joins host Jeremy Hobson with details.


This segment aired on January 16, 2015.


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