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New Cuban flights from LAX begin today!

A definite step in the right direction!

Angelenos with family in Cuba will have another option for travel today, when a Long Beach-based company kicks off nonstop flights from LAX to Havana.

The five-hour flight, which will run every Tuesday and can accommodate 150 people, takes off from L.A. at 11 a.m and is the only Cuban flight for Cuba Travel since July 2004, when the Bush administration tightened rules governing travel to Cuba, according to the company.

Since 1962, travel from the U.S. to Cuba has been banned, but Cuban Americans have been allowed to visit family under various policies. Obama repealed the 2004 travel restrictions in April. According to Cuba Travel, 1.5 million Cubans live in the United States. About 55,000 reside in Los Angeles County.

via New flights begin today from LAX to Cuba | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times.

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June 30, 2009 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

US-Cuba relations finally progressing?

Finally, after half a century, some common sense in dealing with our neighbors only 90 miles away…

‘It is time to look at a new direction in our foreign policy, said Lee, who led the seven-member delegation primarily of members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

‘The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked, and American citizens should have the right to travel to Cuba. It’s in our economic interest to do business with Cuba.’

via US delegation meets Fidel Castro, says Cuba wants dialogue

April 8, 2009 at 1:05 am Leave a comment


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