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US eases sanctions on Cuba

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7138.1111j (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1111
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The United States government has lifted three sanctions that had been imposed on Cuba after Cuban airforce jets shot down two civilian planes piloted by Cuban exiles in 1996.

    In an executive order issued on 20 March, the Clinton administration agreed to allow the resumption of direct humanitarian charter flights between the United States and Cuba; to set a new licensing …

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