Obama Eases Cuban Travel, Remittances

It bridges the gap between divided families: White House
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2009 3:30 PM CDT
Pedro Lopez speaks outside Versailles Restaraunt in Miami's Little Havana section, about the loosening of restrictions on Cuban Americans to visit their relatives in Cuba.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)
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(Newser) – President Obama officially announced new rules for Cuban remittances and travel today, lifting barriers implemented by his predecessor. The eased restrictions allow Cuban Americans to make limitless money transfers and trips to the island nation, the AP reports. It fulfills Obama’s campaign promise to bridge the gap between divided Cuban families, days before he attends a regional summit in Trinidad and Tobago.