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Travel To Cuba Gets Easier Starting…

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For weeks, we've been hearing about how President Obama and Fidel Castro's brother President Raúl Castro made a deal that relaxed the laws about travel between America and Cuba.

Well, people can begin traveling there as soon as today! Friday the 16th!

According to Obama's new rules, if airlines begin regular service to the country, people may only need to check a box when buying tickets online, and off they go on vacation!

[ Related: U.S. To Reinstate Diplomatic Relations With Cuba! Plus, The Release Of Political Prisoners On BOTH Ends!

There are still stipulations though. Every trip must have a purpose, whether it's for educational, religious, cultural, journalistic, humanitarian or family purposes, among other permitted reasons. Also, as of now, people still need to travel in groups.

Travel isn't the only thing that got easier either. It's now easier to send money to Cuba, as well as spend it. People can use credit cards there and even bring back up to $100 in Cuban cigars.

United Airlines and American Airlines are among the companies trying to secure regular service to and from Cuba. While people need to still have a legitimate reason for being in the country, booking air travel will be much more relaxed.

However, some people are worried that Cuba's infrastructure can't hold up to what could be a huge influx of tourism.

We'll all just have to wait and see

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Fidel Castro Suffers Massive Stroke! Is This The End?!

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

Fidel Castro, the longtime leader of Cuba's Communist regime, may be on the verge of passing away!

"A respected doctor" named Jose Marquina tells a Cuban newspaper that the 86-year-old's health is deteriorating so badly that he can barely eat, speak or even recognize people!

After suffering from an embolic stroke, the doc isn't sure how much time Castro has left, but suggests he "could last weeks."

Even if his heart does continue to beat, Marquina says "we'll never again see him in public."

Keep in mind, the politician's party has yet to comment on or confirm the rumor, so we'll keep U updated when we know more!

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Cuba Gets A Visit From Pope Benedict XVI!

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Looks like somebody's Mr. POPEular!!

Pope Benedict XVI stopped by Cuba to hold a special mass for the patron saint of Santiago!

It's been nearly 14 YEARS since a pope has visited the country, making the event an ENORMOUS occasion!!!

On the Pope's agenda?

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Fidel Castro Resigns From Party Leadership

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Good news from Cuba!

Fidel Castro announced his resignation from leadership of the Cuba Communist Party today. He is 84, and as he leaves he begins to recognize the shortcomings of his party leadership, and is making some changes before he goes completely.

One of the most important things to come of this is easing of Cuban property laws. No long will people have to pass down homes and property in their family, or use the corrupt trading system. Cubans will now be allowed to buy and sell privately owned property!

This had been going on since 1959!

Here are some other things going through change:

Property reform was one of 300 measures called for by the Central Committee including the cutting of 1,000,000 state jobs and the decentralization of the agriculture sector.

In a speech Monday, reported on by the BBC, President Raul Castro made clear that: "…the party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism"

President Castro also pointed out top political positions will be limited to two, five-year terms, and that concentrations of property would not be allowed.

All of this is very good news for the beautiful people of Cuba!

Not only that, but hopefully things become a little more relaxed to the point where people will want to reach out and travel to that beautiful country without any hesitation! That'd be amazing!

We love you, Cuba! We're so happy to hear that changes are coming! We wish everyone the best!

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Fidel Castro Vs…Cuba?!?!?!?

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Way to be a downer to ALL OF CUBA, Castro!

Here's what the former President of Cuba had to say about his country's economic model:

"…The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore."

TMI, Castro. If you're having issues with your country's policies, there ARE slightly more strategic ways to address them. Now it's gonna be awkward between U and Cuba.

Good luck with that!

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Fidel Castro Admits Injustice To Gays In Cuba!

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This is very curious, indeed!

Dictator Fidel Castro has reportedly gone on the record and admitted that during the revolution in Cuba, he unfairly persecuted gays and lesbians!

He said:

"They were moments of great injustice, great injustice! If someone is responsible, it's me. We had so many and such terrible problems, problems of life or death, that we didn't pay it enough attention."

Call us a little crazy and suspicious, but why is he saying this?

Inneresting, no?!

Either way, we're glad some of the tribulations many endured during his time in power are being acknowledged!

We wonder what else he'll have to say next!

Thoughts??

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