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Cuba makes changes to exit visa policy

The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a restriction that has been in place since 1961, the height of the Cold War. The news of the lifting of the measure was welcomed by many as a restoration of citizen's rights. But Cubans who fled the country are being a little more measured in their response. Vincent Echavé is a professor of surgery at the Universite de Sherbrooke. He was born and raised in Cuba. He left in 1961.
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