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Number of Cubans traveling abroad up 35 Percent

People line up to check in for a flight at the departures lounge of Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

Number of Cubans Traveling Abroad Up 35 Percent

Cubans are taking advantage of the loosening of travel restrictions this year to go abroad in record numbers, the government said on Monday, with the tally of travelers rising by 35 percent since a new law took effect in January.

The United States, Mexico and Spain were the most visited destinations by Cubans, according to Colonel Lamberto Fraga Hernandez, deputy director of immigration.