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    Southwest Airlines CEO Kelly Talks Expansion, Cuba, TSA and Checked Bags

    Southwest Airlines CEO Kelly Talks Expansion, Cuba, TSA and Checked Bags Southwest itself is growing, with a capacity increase of nearly 5% in current quarter June 22, 2016 4:44 p.m. ET The U.S. airline industry is growing faster than the gross domestic product, and that has created “some real pockets of aggressiveness throughout the country,” […] Continue reading

    US, Cuba near deal on restoring direct commercial flights

    US, Cuba near deal on restoring direct commercial flights By BRADLEY KLAPPER WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba are close to an agreement on restoring regularly scheduled, commercial flights between the countries, a senior American diplomat said Tuesday, as talks on the matter were ongoing. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who heads the U.S. embassy in […] Continue reading

    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money

    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money BY MICHAEL SMITH, OCTOBER 05 2015, 05:59 HAVANA’s redevelopment is in progress. Near El Floridita, where Ernest Hemingway once knocked back daiquiris, the hulking Manzana de Gómez building is being transformed into a five-star hotel. Stylish boutiques sell perfume and stereos. Inside an old warehouse is a […] Continue reading

    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law

    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez ?is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading

    US, Cuba to resume mail service, agreement on commercial flights

    US, Cuba to resume mail service, agreement on commercial flights The US and Cuba should be able to transform their new diplomatic relationship into a deeper commercial partnership before the end of the year, with direct postal service to begin. By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba […] Continue reading

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together

    Miami archbishop says pope’s visit will help bring Cubans together BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who will be leading his third pilgrimage to Cuba for a papal visit this month, says it’s no accident that Pope Francis chose to go to Cuba before a three-city visit to the United States. With the […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Investing Opportunities

    Cuba’s Investing Opportunities Food, telecommunications, and tourism are likely to flourish as Cuba shows signs it will embrace change. Needed: data transparency and currency unification. By DIMITRA DEFOTIS Updated July 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. ET Emerging Markets With the stars and stripes about to be hoisted over the U.S. embassy in Havana for the first […] Continue reading

    Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

    Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first BY LINDSAY WISE AND LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU 01/28/2015 7:01 PM 01/29/2015 12:01 AM WASHINGTON A bill to end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba will be introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill, marking the opening salvo in a fight that’s brewing […] Continue reading

    After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties

    After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/17/2014 9:10 PM 12/17/2014 10:14 PM Changing a relationship frozen in time for more than 50 years, President Barack Obama ushered in a new era of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations Wednesday that could bring more trade, support for Cuba’s nascent entrepreneurs and more […] Continue reading

    Copa Airlines announces two new destinations, strengthening its route network

    Copa Airlines announces two new destinations, strengthening its route network August 4, 2014 Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, SA, has announced accomplishments for the first half of 2014 and growth plans for the second half, including the addition of two new direct flights, from Panama to Campinas, Brazil and Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. The […] Continue reading