Cuba Travel Ban Lifted

A decades-old travel ban to Cuba has been lifted.


On the heels of the Elian Gonzalez's comments about international custody war that broke out between the U.S. and Cuba, a congressional panel has voted to lift a decades-old ban on travel to Cuba and remove other obstacles to food sales to the Caribbean island. The 25-20 vote in the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee sets the stage for a inspired debate this year in both the full House and the Senate. Could Congress be trying to woo back Latino Republicans upset over racist immigration laws? Let Congress hash it out while we book our travel tickets.

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