Cuba Lifts Exit Visa Requirements, Raising Possibility of Exodus to Latin America
The changes, which eliminate the onerous and expensive exit permits that have long kept most Cubans from traveling, were announced on the website of Cuban government mouthpieceGranma
. They will go into effect on January 14, 2013.
Cubans will soon be able to escape Fidel more easily than in the past
"The pressure is going to be on other host countries in Latin America and elsewhere in the world," he says. "They are now going to have to make decision on how many visas to issue to Cubans. The likelihood is very very high that many of those Cubans who leave the island will not return. Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina: will they issue visas knowing quite well that those people are going to remain in their country?"
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