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Bills to Lift Cuba Travel Ban Gain Support in Congress…

Posted on 15 October 2009

The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that a campaign to allow all Americans to travel to Cuba is building steam through Congress.

 

In fact, both backers and opponents are predicting “eventual victory” and a Cuban-American senator is promising a key vote against the effort, according to the report. Approval of the measures would have a profound impact on U.S.-Cuba relations, unleashing an estimated 1 million American tourists to visit the island and undermining White House control of policy toward Havana.

 

Backing the change has been the U.S. travel industry — Orbitz says it has 100,000 signatures on a petition — as well as dozens of newspaper editorials, large agricultural companies, former Secretary of State George Shultz, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and groups that traditionally oppose U.S. sanctions on the island.

Source: Boston Herald

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