Cuba to Lift Travel Restrictions on its People

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Raul Castro President of Cuba. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

It's official. As of January 14th, just about anyone in Cuba who wants to travel off the island will be allowed to go. For decades, Cuban authorities have severely restricted who can leave. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Havana says some restrictions will continue on the best-educated, to avoid a brain drain. But she says overall the move is hugely popular in Havana.