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Travel Restrictions Cramp Cuban Musicians' Style

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Travel Restrictions Cramp Cuban Musicians' Style

Travel Restrictions Cramp Cuban Musicians' Style

Travel Restrictions Cramp Cuban Musicians' Style

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Since the middle of 2002, all citizens of countries on the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism have undergone stringent security checks before getting visas. That includes 30-40,000 Cubans every year. In the case of Cuban musicians, the process averages 6-8 weeks, and can take up to seven months. Reese Ehrlich reports.