Cuban government to allow foreign children of Cubans to become citizens

The Cuban government announced Saturday in Washington that they will be allowing children of Cubans who were born in the U.S. to become Cuban citizens. 

Bruno Rodriguez, the Cuban minister of foreign relations, announced the socialist island's new policies aim to build bridges. 

"The government of the United States closes and Cuba opens," Rodriguez said in Spanish. 

The dual citizenship will exclude Cubans who left through the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo. 

The new policy begins Jan. 1. Cubans traveling in recreational vessels will be allowed to enter the island in Havana, Gaviota and Varadero. 

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