Are Legal Cuban Cigars in Your Future?
A bipartisan bill to end a decades-old United States ban on travel to Cuba is beginning to work its way through Congress.
On Tuesday a senior lawmaker said that a congressional panel is ready to take the first steps aimed at both ending a travel ban that has been in existence since the Cold War as well as removing existing blockades to food sales to Cuba.
Business as well as farm groups in the United States support this bill that House of Representative Agricultural Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and Representative Jerry Moran crafted together.
A lobbying effort was launched on Tuesday by businessmen who would like to ensure that there will be enough votes in committee for the bill to be approved without having any revisions. It is believed that this bill will clear the committee as it stands.
However, when it is sent to the full House it is anticipated that it will meet a lot of resistance from both conservative lawmakers as well as Cuban-Americans who do not want any trade or travel restrictions eased until Fidel Castro’s one-party regime has been replaced with a democratic government.
If the travel ban is ultimately lifted then Americans can once again enjoy traveling to this Caribbean country and savoring legal Cuban cigars because both will be only be a short plane ride away.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Source: News Around The World Today