Cuban Milagro Guerra
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Cubans welcome travel changes plan

Cuba's National Assembly has given its backing to President Raul Castro's plans to reform the country's stagnating economy.

The reforms, ranging from the setting up of small businesses to reducing bureaucracy, had already been agreed by the ruling Communist party.

Mr Castro also hinted that changes to the country's controversial travel and emigration rules could be introduced.

Cubans welcomed the move to relax travel and migration restrictions and said they were looking forward to travelling abroad.

  • 02 Aug 2011
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