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Thursday, February 26, 2004

Cuba travel restrictions tightened
Bernard Hibbitts at 8:22 PM ET

Just a few hours after announcing its lifting of the US travel ban to Libya (previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase), the White House Thursday tightened travel restrictions against Cuba. Invoking Cuba's status as what it called a "state sponsor of terrorism" and its past excessive and deadly use of force against Americans and its own citizens, the administration authorized the US Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to prevent the departure of ships about to leave the US for Cuba, and to stop, inspect and even seize US ships en route there. The President's official Proclamation is here. AP has more.

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