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It's now a little easier to get to Cuba, and you can buy cigars with credit cards

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Yesterday the Obama Administration announced new guidelines with regard to the travel policy with Cuba. 

While the travel ban, imposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, has not been lifted, the changes will make it far easier for Americans to visit and send money to the island nation.

It'll also be easier to pick up that box of cigars. You can now use US-issued credit cards and debit cards to buy things in Cuba.

Those new rules go into effect Friday.

Roberto Suro is a Professor of Journalism and Communication at USC and he's traveled to Cuba many times with his students. 

He speaks to A Martinez about what it means now that travel there is easing up.