Clark Boyd is a reporter for The World. From advances in technology to the ups and downs of the markets, he has reported from many different countries for the show. He is now based out of the Boston newsroom.
Above, you can see a street in Trinidad, Cuba. Since 1988, Trinidad has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, if you are an American, spending a single US dollar in Trinidad (or anywhere else in Cuba) means breaking American law. Apart from special circumstances, US travel to Cuba has been effectively banned for decades now. But the US Congress is currently considering a measure that would end the travel ban. Both sides have been arguing their case passionately. Some say there is no reason to punish the Cuban people by depriving them of needed US tourist dollars. Others say every dollar spent in Cuba only props up the nation’s Communist government. In this episode of our Talking Travel podcast, Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid and Tom Hall offer their assessments on what the lifting of the travel ban might mean for you as a tourist, and for the Cuban people.