HAVANA TIMES, 8 marzo — The airport of the US city of Tampa was authorized by the Barack Obama administration to carry out flights to Cuba, according to the Chamber of Commerce of that city, where a community of around 100,000 persons of Cuban origin live. The decision forms part of a series of measures decreed by Obama to favor exchanges with the neighboring Caribbean country, reported IPS.
Cuban-Americans can travel freely to Cuba while ordinary US citizens need a special license from the US Treasury Dept. to legally visit the island. Many go illegally via third countries. The US maintains a half-century economic blockade on Cuba hoping to provoke regime change.