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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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Cubans are now allowed to travel


www.bbc.co.uk

Cuba has announced it is removing the need for its citizens to obtain exit permits before travelling abroad.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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It seems one of the last communist regimes is finally beginning to relax and allowing its citizens to travel freely. This is good news for cubans and the world and another big step to freedom. From now on all Cubans need is a Visa and a Passport to leave the country. Lets see how long it now takes for communist China and North Korea to grant their citizens some freedom.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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To leave you must have your exit permit passport and visa in order.

Ah freedom
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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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Well, isn't this just the best example that not every story here lately is a bad one. I'm going to imagine this represents a major quality of life change for the Cubans as a whole. At the very least, I suppose it makes 2 way trips possible to visit long separated family in South Florida. Well, I'm happy to have caught this piece of news. .

We can hope this means long term change for the normal folks down there. They deserve it!



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by Azdraik
To leave you must have your exit permit passport and visa in order.

Ah freedom


Its an improvement...



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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Oh I will not argue that, I just find it funny that people are going to go around thinking of how free they are now that they exchanged one set of documents for another.

Now, I will coincide that I have no idea how hard it was to get a set of exit permits, but in the end it boils down to needing papers to travel.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by Azdraik
I have no idea how hard it was to get a set of exit permits,travel.


Almost impossible...



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:10 AM
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Bravo.

Even though its a small step, It has to say something. All these years, of sanctions, and keeping that Country closed off to the rest of the World. Remember. It was always a two way decision. Maybe America will ease its restrictions too. I would bet the Cuban communities around the United States, cant wait, to have loved ones visit. I also see many leaving, and not coming back. Then again, maybe this is just a mini- Berlin Wall moment, or a Perestroika one.

Will we see Mob Casinos soon on Cuban soil ?





Times are Changing, for Good or Worse.


S&F



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by Azdraik


Now, I will coincide that I have no idea how hard it was to get a set of exit permits, but in the end it boils down to needing papers to travel.



In every Country, you need Papers/Passport to travel.

Just look at what we have to go through in the States. Don't get your name on a NO-fly list...............


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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:37 AM
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Originally posted by Azdraik
To leave you must have your exit permit passport and visa in order.
Ah freedom


I don't see this as much different than most countries. Although you may be able to leave your country without any paperwork, you most likely will need a passport or visa to enter another one.

It will be interesting to see if there is now a mass exodus of Cubans to the USA.

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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I think there will, short run.

There are lots of folks, in the States, that want to be reunited with their families in Cuba.The bigger question is this. If there is a run, on mass exodus, will Cuba stop it?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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About time

Right on



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:17 AM
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Wow good for them! Now all they need is some money to buy tickets!!!!



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:40 AM
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Exactly! They don't have any money to buy the tickets. So they know they are not able to leave.....



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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My stepfather's son recently came to the US after my stepfather shelled out thousands to pay off commie government workers to place a rubber stamp on his sons paperwork. It took him 17 years to get his son here.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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Oh my, this is good to hear!



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by TheComte
 


I think there will, short run.

There are lots of folks, in the States, that want to be reunited with their families in Cuba.The bigger question is this. If there is a run, on mass exodus, will Cuba stop it?


Even bigger question: if they don't leave en masse, what does that do for our propaganda?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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They've been leaving en masse for decades. My parents were part of a mass exodus of more than 10,000 in 1979. To this day Cubans still come ashore. It isnt propaganda its reality.
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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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This is certainly great news for all of the families that have been split up over the years. Let's just hope this continues in the right direction for the benefit of Cuba and its citizens. There is some great SCUBA diving in the waters around Cuba. It's complicated. The die hard divers love Cuba just the way it is from a pristine and non commercialized stand point. So, if free travel is ever open for Americans to visit Cuba, I would just hope that it would stay pristine while still opening the door for business and open trade.

As a sailor, I've always wanted to visit Cuba. Just a quick trip from Port Everglades... fingers are crossed...



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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You wonder who ever came up with the silly idea that you have to ask your Government for permission to physically move from A to B.






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