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Obama to Loosen Restrictions on Cuba

President Obama is expected to loosed restrictions on family travel between Cuba and the United States, according to an administration official who asked to remain anonymous because the policy has not yet been officially announced.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the White House is expected to announce the policy change before Obama's trip to Trinidad and Tobago on April 17 for a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean leaders.

It is not expected that Obama will call to lift the embargo on Cuba, as that would require an act by Congress. An act, however, has been discussed in the House and Senate.

Currently Cuban-Americans are permitted go to Cuba once a year to visit family, a policy Obama plans to change.