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Fidel Castro welcomes new US travel rules for Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has given a cautious welcome to the new travel rules for US citizens, saying they are positive but insufficient.

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that restrictions on travel and money transfers to Cuba would be lifted for Americans with relatives in the Caribbean country.

In an article published on the government website CubaDebate.cu on Tuesday, the longtime communist leader said the decision was “positive, but only a minimal part” of what needs to be done. “Many other measures are needed,” he said.

Castro, 82, also criticized the failure of the Obama administration to address the half-century blockade of Cuba.

“Of the blockade, which is the cruelest of measures, not a word was uttered,” he wrote. Read the full story

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