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Cuba is the next big cross-border for global capitals

Real estate and construction industry leaders convene in Havana to discuss the new opportunities in the region. We led a three-day study tour to Havana, Cuba, gathering more than 30 global executives to trigger, gather and share insights into the … Continue reading

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Cuban Chamber of Commerce willing to continue working with U.S. companies

The entity expressed its support for the declaration issues by the Cuban government following Washington’s announcement of a change in policy toward the island The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its “permanent willingness to continue working … Continue reading

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Some Iowans worried about Trump’s new Cuba restrictions

Ag official: ‘It’s headed in the wrong direction’ CEDAR RAPIDS — Since President Donald Trump signed a directive last month outlining his plans to tighten travel and spending restrictions on Cuba, some Iowans say they’re disappointed with his administration’s decision. … Continue reading

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The one classical album that almost caused Cuban musician Roberto Fonseca to quit playing the piano

Pianist and bandleader Roberto Fonseca has been nominated for Latin Grammys in the Best Jazz Album and Best Tropical Album categories. Though he said, “I don’t want people to call me just a jazz musician or a traditional Cuban musician,” … Continue reading

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Cuban farmers interested in U.S. animal agriculture

Cuban farmers are curious about how the U.S. raises livestock. Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap recently returned from a trade visit to Cuba, and says there was a lot of good discussion with producers from the island country. “A … Continue reading

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USA Baseball Collegiate National Team readies for Cuba friendly series

College squad ready for tough challenge against international rival. Nine games into its schedule, this summer’s USA Baseball Collegiate National team is starting to take shape. With an 8-1 record through nine games and a recent series sweep over visiting … Continue reading

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Farm groups question Trump administration Cuba policy

West-central Illinois farmer Todd Gail returned from a weeklong trip to Cuba in 2015 with firsthand accounts of the demand for U.S. agricultural products and expertise. “There are opportunities there,” said Gail, whose family operates a multi-generation hog and grain … Continue reading

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Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump’s crackdown on U.S travel

Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016 and expects to better that this year despite President Donald Trump’s tightening of restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island, a government official said on Wednesday. “In 2016, revenue … Continue reading

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First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Carnival Paradise makes its inaugural 4-day trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay Thursday morning. The ship sets sail Thursday and will dock in Havana. This trip comes on the heels of President Donald … Continue reading

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Business Opportunities with Cuba Arise Expectation in USA

Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas participated today in a business round table in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, during which the participants on the US side showed interest in the opportunities that the island nation … Continue reading

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