US eases travel and economic curbs with Cuba

January 16, 2015 5:14 AM

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US eases travel and economic curbs with Cuba

WASHINGTON — Starting Friday, traveling to Cuba will be easier than it has been for Americans for more than a half-century, as the US government opens the door to contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have been alive.

The Obama administration announced regulations Thursday that take effect Friday, easing decades-old restrictions on travel, business, and remittances, following up President Obama’s announcement last month that he planned to resume normal diplomatic relations with Havana.

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