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Cuba Shuts Down U.S. Travel Visas

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The Cuban government announced Friday that travel will end until a new U.S. bank is found that can process its visa fees. The bank that had long handled the transactions, M&T Bank of Buffalo, decided last year to "terminate all of its embassy accounts," according to The Hill. The State Department has been involved in the search for a new bank to handle Cuba's visa fees, but no bank has yet agreed to do so.

Cuba's decision means only humanitarian travel will be permitted to the country.

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