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    Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit?

    Will Cubans Profit from Obama’s Visit? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 4 Mar 2016 – 12:56 pm. Imagine thousands of Cubans —members of the CDR, the Territorial Militia Troops and even the Communist Party— spontaneously clapping and cheering the US President while he strolls, smiling, through the streets of Havana, accompanied by Raúl […] Continue reading

    U.S.-Cuba relations – A year of change

    U.S.-Cuba relations: A year of change First anniversary of new relationship is Dec. 17 Symbolic and tangible changes mark the year Much work remains before there is a normal relationship BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the year since the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement began, some things have seemed to move at warp speed, but others have smacked […] Continue reading

    Claimed

    Claimed When Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation. By Seth Stevenson Back in April, at the Nasdaq marketplace in Times Square, a few hundred interested parties gathered […] Continue reading

    American businesses flood Cuban trade fair

    American businesses flood Cuban trade fair Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 1:14 a.m. EST November 2, 2015 HAVANA — It was an unusual sight in this communist island that for decades was barred from importing most U.S. goods: an American-owned, American-made tractor, ready for sale. The farm tractor was built by Alabama-based Cleber LLC, and its […] Continue reading

    Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants

    Wi-Fi and Dirty Pants HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 19 Oct 2015 – 12:15 pm. The illiterate of the 21st century are those who do not have Internet access. Many do not even know that the Internet exists in Cuba. As has been the case in Cuba for quite some time, everything that […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba rolling out red carpet for business?

    Is Cuba rolling out red carpet for business? Holly Ellyatt | @HollyEllyatt Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 1:09 AM ET CNBC.com After a thawing of relations that had been frozen for 60 years, Cuba’s rapprochement with the U.S. means the country is rapidly opening itself up to business. The Cuban government has been trying to […] 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

    Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time

    Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time Castro scheduled to speak Monday afternoon Condemnation of the embargo a Cuban priority A meeting between President Obama and Castro likely BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The table is set for the United States and Cuba to make headlines as Cuban leader Raúl Castro makes his […] 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