CHECKING INTO CUBA?

AFTER YEARS OF BEING LOCKED OUT OF THE ISLAND, U.S. HOTELIERS LINK UP WITH THOSE WHO HAVE THE KEYS

For an officially embargoed "enemy" of the U.S., Cuba seems to be getting pretty popular with American tourists and businessmen. There were 29 Yanks officially registered at the Hotel Nacional when a terrorist bomb went off in the lobby of the hotel July 12. Last year 1,500 executives visited the island, up from 200 five years ago. They were not there for a suntan. Yet, insists Richard Newcomb, the Treasury Department official who enforces the U.S. embargo, "Cuba is off limits to nearly all U.S. commercial transactions. There is no front door or back door to Cuba for Americans to do...

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