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Newswire: Thanks, Obama: You can now bring more Cuban rum and cigars back to the U.S.

As of today, trying to get your hands on some Cubans will no longer lead to three Dominicans sleeping on your parents’ couch. The Obama Administration has announced that, starting Monday, U.S. citizens who travel to Cuba will no longer be limited to bringing back goods worth up to $400. That previous limit included a $100 cap on tobacco and alcohol, but instead of using special quotas for Cuba, the normal limits on the importation of foreign products for personal use will apply.

This marks the sixth round of amendments to U.S. sanctions on Cuba in the past two years; on the sixth round, President Obama said “let there be rum and cigars!” Per the new rules, American travelers in Cuba will soon be able to bring back as many as 100 cigars and several bottles of rum from the island. Granted, enforcement of the $100 rule dropped …

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