In a significant warming of relations, Clinton announced that the U.S. would lift some restrictions on travel to Cuba and would allow news organizations to open bureaus in Havana. Cuban-American student exchanges would also be permitted. The President said the move would help move the Communist country toward a "peaceful transition to a free and open society." Miami bureau chief Cathy Booth reports: "The Administration's line on this is that it would allow for closer monitoring of human rights abuses. But the easing of travel restrictions is also very important, because in allowing more people in to see their relatives, more badly needed money will flow into the Cuban economy." Clinton took care to note that the trade embargo against Fidel Castro's government would remain in effect. The Administration also announced that, pending visa approval, Castro will be allowed to enter the U.S. for the first time since 1979. The Cuban leader will attend ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the U.N. on October 22.