US to start Normalizing Relations with Cuba

President Obama anounced this morning that the US has reached agreement with Cuba to ease retrictions on travel and establish embassies in the US and Cuba. Although this does allow normal US citizens to travel to Cuba it does open the door for the future.

The agreement was negotiated with the help of the Canadian Government and Pope Francis. It will allow licenced visitors to return with 100 USD worth of Cuban Cigars and Rum combined. It also allows US issued credit and debit cards to work in the country.

The announcement recieved mixed reaction in the US especially from Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, who described President Obama as the worst negotiator in American history.

The announcement came as part of a spy swap deal that returned Alan Gross to the US. He has been imprisoned in Cuba for 5 years fot installing internet capability that went around Cuban censors.

More on this story as it develops.

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