US Lifts Ban on Cuban Democracy Trips

Organizations engaged in U.S.-funded democracy programs in Cuba can now resume their trips to the Caribbean nation, the Miami Herald reports. The Obama administration lifted its ban on all trips delivering U.S. assistance to pro-democracy groups in Cuba. The ban was imposed following the arrest of a U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor in December 2009.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.