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Cuba tightens bra limits, but serious threat to trade comes from US sanctions

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Emily Morris

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.

Move over Iceland, Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea is the volcano to watch

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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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