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U.S. eases rules for traveling to Cuba

Peter A. Quinter

Peter Quinter
GrayRobinson, P.A.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration eased rules Friday for U.S. citizens wishing to travel to Cuba or do business with its growing ranks of independent entrepreneurs, hoping to spur greater economic freedom and democracy on the island.

The Treasury and Commerce departments said the regulations that take effect Monday simplify procedures for tourism, telephone and Internet investments and money transfers to Cuba.

The news was met with enthusiasm by those in the Tampa Bay area who favor normalization efforts and work with the citizens of the island nation.

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