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Old 16-01-2015, 12:06   #16
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

[QUOTE=the_alpine;1725857]Just saw that the US is easing up big time on Cuba sanctions. Starting tmrw no special license will be needed to travel there, us credit cards can be used, and you can bring back $100 worth if alcohol an tobacco. Seems like the writing is on the wall.

Does that mean Cuban cigars will now be importable from Cuba into the US?

It's about time!

While I appreciate that many Cuban-Americans are still upset about their families' losses, it's time to drop the case against Cubans and their economy.
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Old 16-01-2015, 12:29   #17
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

Sailing is in the Olympics so it could be considered a sport and athletes do sports. All you sporting athletes can sail there now because you are in "training"
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

easy to fly from panama we have a lot of cubans come and go from here as well as canadians and americans ,, a number of airlines go as well as from san jose costa rica
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

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While I appreciate that many Cuban-Americans are still upset about their families' losses, it's time to drop the case against Cubans and their economy.
I do not think it has anything to do with economic losses by the Cubans who left.
Many dissidents believe that the easing of travel restrictions will serve to give the Cuban government more resources to oppress its citizens. Others point to examples such as Vietnam, where economic rapproachment has not led to the lessening of authoritarianism.
How about vacationing on a slave plantation? It might help the living conditions of the slaves.
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

I am also a vacationing Canadian who has enjoyed the island and the people since the early 1980 time period. There have been many articles written about cruising to and around the island. When it does open up more than it is today, for American travellers, by air or boat be informed that you must have travel health insurance or they will require you purchase coverage from the state.
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I do not think it has anything to do with economic losses by the Cubans who left.
Many dissidents believe that the easing of travel restrictions will serve to give the Cuban government more resources to oppress its citizens. Others point to examples such as Vietnam, where economic rapproachment has not led to the lessening of authoritarianism.
How about vacationing on a slave plantation? It might help the living conditions of the slaves.
And, that will continue to be the problem with visiting Cuba (and the one that people going there really don't want to talk about or be reminded about).

If travel and spending by tourists and cruisers from most other countries (which has been taking place for many years) has not resulted in more freedom or prosperity for the average (non-Communist Party member) Cuban, why exactly will US dollars accomplish that?

But, personally, in the end, I don't think Cuba, and the Cuban people, will be free, or prosperous, until Fidel and Raul, are dead, no matter how many cruisers, tourists, pop stars, do-gooders, whoever, visits there.

I guess the best thing you can say about this is, it will be a cheap vacation, and it probably won't make things much worse.
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Re: Woah, Big Changes Coming For Cuba Travel

Here is another version>>> New Cuba Travel Rules: What You Need to Know
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Go take a sailing class from one of their State marinas.
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