Capitalism: Cuba's New Ally?
By Peter Ward at Aug 31, 2009
A spam email I received from CheapTickets.com (strangely enough, I've been thinking about going to Cuba):
At CheapTickets we believe passionately in the power of travel to transform lives. And we believe that people should have the freedom to travel wherever they choose.
Americans today have the right to travel to any country in the world except Cuba. Recently, we put our support behind OpenCuba.org, a campaign that gives people a way to petition U.S. leaders to end the 50-year Cuba travel ban and give all Americans the freedom to travel to Cuba.
159 Congressmen and 29 Senators recently sponsored the bipartisan Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, which seeks to open up travel to Cuba for all U.S. citizens. The opportunity to end the 50-year ban hangs in the balance. Be part of the movement to give Americans the right to travel wherever they choose by signing the petition.
The momentum behind this issue is growing. A recent Ipsos poll shows that 67% of Americans favor allowing all Americans to travel to Cuba.
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We recognize that some of you may have different perspectives on this subject; however, our position on this is premised on two core beliefs:
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