Obama to allow travel, money transfers to Cuba
By JENNIFER LOVEN – 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama directed his administration Monday to allow unlimited travel and money transfers by Cuban Americans to family in Cuba, and to take other steps to ease U.S. restrictions on the island, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
The formal announcement was being made at the White House Monday afternoon, during presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs' daily briefing with reporters. The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to upstage the president's announcement.
With the changes, Obama aims to create new space for the Cuban people in their quest for political freedom and a democratic government, in part by making them less dependent on the Castro regime, the official said.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Obama chips away at yet another idiotic policy
Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of a decades old exercise in stupidity.