Augsburg College fined for Cuba trips
"The government tightened embargo travel rules in 2004 to limit study in Cuba to programs that lasted at least 10 weeks and included only students from the school arranging the program."
"The rule changes are being challenged nationally by a coalition involving about 450 academics, who argue that the changes are an infringement on academic freedom."
Can anyone explain why Cuba is an important travel destination for those not of Cuban heritage? Is it the people and aesthetics, or an admiration of communism?
Also, what about China's interests there? China and Cuba have an economic pact that is, basically, driving Cuba's economy nowadays. Further, because the U.S. is fueling the Chinese economy, may we assume that the U.S. is effectively providing Cuba with indirect international trade? One can only suppose such curious comparative advantage attracts the academics.