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2 September 2014
Cuba has imposed new limits
on the amount of goods that travellers can bring into the country. The
new measures will be unpopular with many involved in the trade from
suppliers to customers, and at first sight they appear futile and
counter-productive. The informal trade in consumer goods and domestic equipment involves
huge bundles and packages being brought to the island by visiting
Cuban-Americans. The strong growth of these imports in recent years has
been the result of reforms in both the US and Cuba, says Dr Emily Morris (UCL Institute of the Americas) in The Conversation.
1 September 2014
Last week, the eyes of volcanologists – and presumably a few nervous
pilots – were fixed on Iceland. But unexpectedly, the volcanic eruption
that made headlines happened on the other side of the world, in Papua
New Guinea, writes Robin Wylie (UCL Earth Sciences) in The Conversation.
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