World IN BRIEF : CUBA : Regime Loosens Rules on Travel
Cuba is opening its exit doors the widest they have been in a decade, announcing that Cubans who wish to leave the struggling island nation and are over 20 may do so. The government news agency Prensa Latina said the decision is part of a process to reduce age requirements for Cubans wishing to travel to the United States to visit relatives. Officially, Washington is happy with Cuba’s announcement, a State Department official said. But unofficially, the State Department will redouble its efforts to make sure Cubans who come as tourists don’t stay on illegally.
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