Cuba reform may permit foreign travel

| 10/05/2011

(BBC): Cuba says it is studying plans that would allow its citizens to travel abroad as tourists for the first time in more than 50 years. The proposed move is one of 313 reforms backed by the Communist Party Congress behind closed doors in April and published in new economic guidelines. Other reforms include legalising the private sale of property and cars andexpanding private co-operatives. The moves are part of a major shake-up of Cuba's struggling economic model. Details of the proposed reforms are sketchy. The guideline referring to foreign travel simply states: "Study a policy that allows Cubans living in the country to travel abroad as tourists."

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