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Why Pasha is not violating US law

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm •  Published: June 23, 2009

In reading some posts of readers about ex-Sooner Pasha Jackson finding his calling in Cuba, there has been some concern that Jackson might be violating the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

This is not the case.

The U.S. has exceptions to this embargo, and allowing its citizens to study becoming doctors at the Latin American School of Medicine is one of them.

See here.

There have been some hurdles to getting the program going in the U.S., but as of now, it is perfectly sanctioned by the U.S. gov’t, and the medical school, though in Cuba, is accredited by every state in the U.S.

By Jake Trotter

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