US Ratifies Law Restricting Cuba Travel

HAVANA TIMES — The US Supreme Court refused to hear Florida’s controversial “Travel Act,” which since 2006 has prohibited schools and public universities in that state from using state money for travel to countries considered terrorists, including Cuba.

Howard Simon, the director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, predicted that the law will cause an exodus of money allocated for research in Florida schools, adding that there’s nothing wrong with traveling to Cuba, whether to study the economy, weather patterns or the political conditions of the country.

“Research won’t end; it will simply be conducted at other universities outside of Florida. This law will keep us in a state of forced ignorance,” said Simon.