Travel Restrictions Cramp Cuban Musicians' Style 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.
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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.