> Dear All:
> Do you know of any way for a high schooler to do a foreign exchange to
> cuba for an academic year? Are there any programs?
> Tom S.
bans established to Cuba and Libya by Ronald Reagan, in 1981, U.S.
passports were declared invalid for travel to Cuba, without permission
of the U.S. Government. The same type of restriction was imposed by
George Bush Sr, on Iraq, in 1991. The same types of restrictions existed
at one time for Yugoslavia and Lebanon, but they have since been
The Trading With The Enemy Act of 1917 gives the President authority
to delcare U.S. passports invalid for travel to a country, if he deems
that country to be a threat to the U.S. It was first enacted in 1917
to ban travel to Germany, before the U.S. entered World War I. In
1939 it was used to ban travel to the Japanese Empire, prior to Japan
declaring war on America in 1941.
This was the law that was used to boycott the Olympics in Moscow,
in 1980. President Carter just simply slapped a ban on travel to the
Soviet Union during the period of the Olympics.