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    The Foreign Investment Law – A Litany of Squandered Opportunities

    The Foreign Investment Law: A Litany of Squandered Opportunities DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 11 Mar 2016 – 8:56 pm. Entitled “Inversión extranjera, puntal para el desarrollo (Foreign investment, Key to Development” on Friday, March 4, 2016, the daily paper Granma published a conversation between journalists Sheyla Delgado and Óscar Sanchez with Déborah Rivas, […] Continue reading

    Havana – Waiting for Air Force One

    Havana: Waiting for Air Force One / Iván García Posted on March 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 22 February 2016 — If Barack Obama’s plan was to enhance the US influence in Cuba, he has made some gains. If his plan involves the use of a stealthy Trojan horse to bring in the internet, commerce and […] Continue reading

    Five Points – Sorting Through Raul Castro’s Economic Speech

    Five Points: Sorting Through Raul Castro’s Economic Speech Posted on January 22, 2016 Dimas Castellanos, 16 January 2016 — A commentary on five economic issues raised by the Cuban president on December 29, 2015 during the closing session of the National Assembly of People’s Power. 1. The president stated that, though the effects of the […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease restrictions […] Continue reading

    Cuba – Cutting Property Claims Down To Size

    Cuba: Cutting Property Claims Down To Size Jose Gabilondo – Professor of Law, Florida International University Posted: 09/22/2015 4:34 pm EDT Updated: 09/22/2015 4:59 pm EDT Until Cuba and the U.S. began restoring diplomatic relations last December, the status of legal claims against Cuba for expropriated property seemed moot. Not anymore. Like Freddie Krueger, the […] Continue reading

    Cuban thaw poses tourism threat to Caribbean neighbours

    Cuban thaw poses tourism threat to Caribbean neighbours Steve Johnson The sight of the Stars and Stripes being hoisted over the newly opened US embassy in Cuba last week, was one of the most visible signs yet of the diplomatic rapprochement between the long-term foes. If President Barack Obama gets his way, the US Congress […] Continue reading

    Very patient investors hope to get paid on Cuban debt

    Very patient investors hope to get paid on Cuban debt “It’s like buying fine wine or vintage cars—you need to know the specific features of each asset well,” says one debt holder. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera | @MCaruso_Cabrera As the United States prepares to hoist its flag at an embassy in Cuba for the first time since […] 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

    Cat licks its chops over potential Cuba business

    Cat licks its chops over potential Cuba business Comments Email Print By MICAH MAIDENBERG Caterpillar is eager to give its sluggish sales a shot in the arm by bringing its dozers, trucks and other products to market in Cuba, just as the Caribbean nation and the U.S. re-established diplomatic relations. While a travel ban and […] Continue reading

    10 economic facts about Cuba

    10 economic facts about Cuba Cuba On the heels of the announcement of the restoration of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations on July 20, Cuba’s removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, and the re-opening of embassies in the two countries, we mined the considerably large trove of recent Brookings content to find some of […] Continue reading