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The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury on Tuesday announced changes to sanctions regulations against Cuba that will further loosen restrictions on travel to the island and allow Cuban nationals in the U.S. to earn salaries or stipends. The changes also expand access to American financial institutions for Cuban nationals.

The changes are the latest moves to ease economic and travel sanctions against Cuba since President Obama announced a resumption of diplomatic relations in December 2014. At that time the government opened the way for many forms of educational, research and cocurricular travel to Cuba.