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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Cuba-Linked Shippers, Traders

(Agence France-Presse)

Sanctions have been removed on nearly five dozen shipping companies, trading firms and individuals that had been blacklisted for links to Cuba.

The sweeping delisting came as Washington and Havana progress in negotiations to restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility.

Most of the companies removed from the U.S. Treasury sanctions list were based in Panama. Also included were several ships registered elsewhere, and two firms in Florida. Click here to read more.