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So, you still think there's an embargo of Cuba - XXVI
Monday, March 13, 2006   By: Juan Paxety

Southern Illinios University makes a trip

We all know the U.S. has enforced a blockade against Cuba for the past 45-or so years and that US citizens are not allowed to travel there.

I guess that's why Southern Illinois University has a group of faculty and students making a trip to fidel's island workers paradise today. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the story.

Officials say they hope to cultivate relationships that lead to more faculty and student exchanges as well as potential collaborations in areas such as health care, biotechnology, public policy, agriculture, architecture and theater.

For about a decade, SIU has had a special license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to allow research and education-related trips to Cuba, said John Haller, vice president of academic affairs. SIU is one of only four U.S. universities to have such a license, he said. Cuba is generally off-limits to American travelers because of a decades-old U.S. trade embargo.

Embargo - what embargo?


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