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US Publishers: Lift Ban on Book Trade With Cuba

Members of the U.S. publishing industry have petitioned President Barack Obama and Congress to lift the decades-old embargo on trade in books and educational materials with Cuba. The petition says the embargo runs counter to American ideals of free expression and that readers everywhere deserve greater access to books as a basic human right.  The publishing industry says books promote cross-cultural understanding, economic development, free expression and positive social change....

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