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Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […] Continue reading

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on a five-day trade mission in October to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner […] Continue reading

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com For $2.5 million, a foreign investor can help create an international equestrian club in the Province of Havana or plunk down $10 million to create a network of eco-lodges across the island with a Cuban partner. For an estimated investment of […] Continue reading

Delegation of 42 Execs Heads to Cuba

Delegation of 42 Execs Heads to Cuba by: Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO November 10, 2016 0 31 More than 40 Prince George’s County businesses and organizations are headed to Cuba next week on an inaugural trip with County Executive Rushern Baker III. Their goal is to cultivate business and cultural connections on […] Continue reading

Cuba, France assess development projects after debt renegotiation

Cuba, France assess development projects after debt renegotiation Published October 26, 2016 EFE HAVANA – Cuban and French officials on Wednesday held an initial meeting in this capital to define potential investment projects French companies could carry out on the Communist-ruled island. Financing for the projects is to come from a 231-million-euro ($252-million) fund stemming […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution

Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading

Texas faces business obstacles with Cuba, but airline access isn’t one of them

Texas faces business obstacles with Cuba, but airline access isn’t one of them By Conor Shine Follow @Conor_Shine cshine@dallasnews.com Aviation Writer Published: 03 September 2016 12:39 AM Updated: 03 September 2016 12:39 AM Starting this week, it is now possible to purchase a ticket online, go to a U.S. airport, board a plane and in […] Continue reading

How Cuba could be an opportunity for one-time top trade partner Louisiana

How Cuba could be an opportunity for one-time top trade partner Louisiana BY RICHARD THOMPSON| RTHOMPSON@THEADVOCATE.COM June 22, 2016; 6:15 p.m. More than a half-century ago, ferry-boats regularly brought tourists from New Orleans to Cuba, separated by only 700 miles. Now, with commercial air service expected to resume to the isolated island nation amid normalizing […] Continue reading

Despite presidential visit, changes in Cuba will come slowly

Despite presidential visit, changes in Cuba will come slowly Democracy, baseball diplomacy and business were all on agenda Historic trip ended Tuesday Obama took his message directly to Cuba people BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com On the first official day of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba, a wind swept in from the north and sent […] Continue reading

U.S. businesses slow to expand to Cuba

U.S. businesses slow to expand to Cuba Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: February 28, 2016 TAMPA — Through a series of executive orders by President Barack Obama during the past year, U.S. citizens are finding it easier to do business in Cuba than at any time in five decades. Americans can now sell and […] Continue reading

The State of Cuba’s Infrastructure

The State of Cuba’s Infrastructure Erin Green posted on February 25, 2016 Things are starting to look up for Cuba. With improving relations between the island nation and its neighbor the US, the state of Cuba’s infrastructure has shifted from a local issue to a global mission. Countries from across the globe have expressed interest […] Continue reading

Virginia governor promotes pork, wine, seaport in Cuba

Virginia governor promotes pork, wine, seaport in Cuba Laura Vozzella and The Washington Post The Washington Post The Hotel Nacional de Cuba, playground for Hollywood stars and mobsters in its pre-Cuban Missile Crisis heyday, played host Sunday night to a visibly peeved Virginia governor. Over a dinner at the start of his three-day trade mission […] Continue reading

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights per day

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights per day Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 5:15 am | Updated: 5:15 am, Sat Dec 26, 2015. Associated Press HAVANA — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to […] Continue reading
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