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Obama Eases Cuban Travel, Remittances

It bridges the gap between divided families: White House

(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... More »

US Downturn Cuts Migrants' Payments Home

Mexican families struggle without funds relatives send home

(Newser) - The downturn in the US economy is also hitting Mexico hard, the Washington Post reports. Money sent home from the US, known as remittances, dropped nearly 7% in January compared with the year before, the biggest plunge in 13 years, says the Mexican government. Without that money, the country's No.... More »

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