Thursday, January 29, 2015

USA lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

A student holds up a photograph of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro 
at the memorial of Jose Marti on Revolution Square in Havana January 28, 2015.

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:45am EST

(Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Thursday to end restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama moved to normalize relations last month.

The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to a statement about the senators' plans.

It would also end restrictions on banking transactions related to that travel.


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