L.A. Times against Cuba Travel Ban

HAVANA TIMES, July 12 — The Los Angeles Times daily, one of the most important in the United States, urged Congress in an editorial on Sunday to pass a bill that would lift restrictions on travel to Cuba and would ease obstacles to bilateral trade.  The newspaper states that the 50-year-old trade embargo and travel prohibitions on US citizens have failed to bring about democratic changes in the Caribbean country.  In its editorial, the L.A. Times also recognized the release of 52 political prisoners announced by Havana, but questioned the imprisonment of any person for that reason, reported IPS.