Cuba travel ban won't be lifted this year

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Hill

Legislation eliminating a longstanding travel ban to Cuba is dead in this Congress, several senior Democrats said this week.

… "They might not take kindly to the government telling them where they can and can't travel, where they can and can't trade," Jake Colvin, vice president of global trade at the National Foreign Trade Council, said of the incoming Republicans. "Their perspectives will be much more of a libertarian bent. …  The conventional wisdom that Republicans are more hard-lined on Cuba may not play out next year."

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