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White House Considers Banning Remittances to Cuba

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White House Considers Banning Remittances to Cuba

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White House Considers Banning Remittances to Cuba

White House Considers Banning Remittances to Cuba

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The Bush administration considers punitive measures against the Cuban government, including suspending family remittances, in response to its recent jailing of almost 80 dissidents. Cash payments from family members in the United States are a large source of income for many Cubans, and some groups say the move would have political ramifications in south Florida. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.