That's because it looks like the United States is FINALLY going to ditch its misguided, decades-long ban on travel to Cuba. Yesterday, the House of Representatives Agricultural Committee voted to allow the sale of commodities there as well as remove the restrictions on Americans wanting to tan with a great cigar in their hand. The measure passed 25 to 20, reflecting the general consensus in the United States that citizens of an open democracy should have the right to travel where they wish.(In most polls, over 80% of Americans are in favor of repealing the travel ban).
So ice that Rum and Coke, Cuba as this New York City gringa wants to come visit!
(Photo: Playa Ancon, Cuba by Neil J./Creative Commons)