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Cuba to end to exit permits for foreign travel
BBC News ^ | Oct. 16, 2012

Posted on 10/15/2012 11:19:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Cuba has announced it is removing the need for its citizens to obtain exit permits before travelling abroad.

State media said the move, to come into effect on 14 January next year, would "update" migration laws to reflect current and future circumstances.

Cubans currently have to go through a lengthy and expensive process to obtain a permit and dissidents are often denied them, correspondents say.

The move is the latest in a series of reforms under President Raul Castro.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford, in Havana, says the exit permit process is hated by most Cubans.

Now all they will need to travel is a valid passport.

The changes also mean Cubans who have permanent residency on the island will be allowed to stay abroad for up to 24 months, instead of the current 11, without having to return to renew paperwork.

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1 posted on 10/15/2012 11:19:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe there is hope for Cuba yet.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 11:27:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

I hope this is true.

There are so many Cubans who have family and friends in America that love and miss them.

I hope and pray that many of them will now be reunited :-)

The south Florida Cuban community has many wonderful people in it. I once livid in Miami and have fond memories of friends there.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 11:35:00 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu
lol :-) Lived NOT livid.
4 posted on 10/15/2012 11:37:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now all they will need to travel is a valid passport.

And how hard is that to get?

5 posted on 10/15/2012 11:40:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bobalu

Mariel Boatlift II: Electric Boogaloo


6 posted on 10/15/2012 11:45:35 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Slings and Arrows

great question. I respect you for answering it. Almost impossible, for many reasons.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 11:52:36 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This will end the real estate bust in South Florida.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 11:55:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kabumpo

I’m disgusted, but not surprised. Here’s to a Cuban Spring.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too late for my friend’s wife. She is a doctor who could not get an exit visa so she recently planned and executed an escape from Cuba via boat. She had a Sat phone her American husband provided for her. They hit rough water and lost phone contact. He thought he lost her for good.

Then he got a call from a Coast Guard ship. “We have your wife.” She was granted whatever it takes to stay here legally and is proudly working towards citizenship. She will make a good citizen and contribute to our society.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 1:02:19 AM PDT by JimSp
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To: Moonman62

Yep. Cuba is going to unload a massive amount of Cubans to reduce their population and financial woes. Guess who gets to support them now?


11 posted on 10/16/2012 3:36:30 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Moonman62

Yep. Cuba is going to unload a massive amount of Cubans to reduce their population and financial woes. Guess who gets to support them now?


12 posted on 10/16/2012 3:37:06 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Therefore, measures will remain to preserve the human capital created by the Revolution in the face of the theft of talent applied by the powerful.”

I believe that “human capital” means the same thing as “slaves of the State” in this context, correct?


13 posted on 10/16/2012 3:47:38 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Cuba has announced it is removing the need for its citizens to obtain exit permits before traveling abroad."

Yet, the U.S. has NOT announced it is removing the need for its citizens to obtain exit permits before traveling to Cuba.

14 posted on 10/16/2012 6:57:05 AM PDT by PatHimself
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