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The time has come for Congress to lift the travel and trade embargo with Cuba. Recognizing this potential and the jobs it will create, the Alabama State Legislature recently unanimously passed a bi-partisan resolution Senate t Resolution 43 calling on Congress to end the trade and travel embargo. Cuba is the only country in the world to which the U. Alabama citizens are legally allowed to travel as tourists to North Korea and Iran, but not Cuba. Until Congress lifts the travel ban, we will continue to be prohibited from enjoying what is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Congress should not be in the business of telling Americans where they can or cannot go for vacation.
Scroll to continue reading. That is expected to grow given the rise in tourism and increasing purchasing power of 11 million Cubans. Agriculture is a major economic driver for the state, and poultry is a leading revenue source of this industry. While Cuba is famous for its cars from the s, the country has lifted restrictions on automotive imports, creating an emerging market for automotive imports.
In prolonging the embargo, the U. It is clear that the embargo continues to suppress economic growth in Cuba and infringe on the freedom of Alabamians to travel wherever they choose, and conduct business in a promising new market 90 miles off our shores. It would, indeed, be a win-win-win for Alabama, the United States and Cuba. Mayor Sandy Stimpson of Mobile is serving his first term, having been elected in November Her address is [ protected] State Senator J.
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