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Monday, June 30th, 2014

With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

by Greg AllenEvery day, you can see signs of a subtle change in relations between Cuba and the U.S. at Miami International Airport.More Cubans than ever before are coming to the U.S. to visit, and the number of Cuban-Americans traveling back to the island is also at record levels. With all the visitors, money and goods are now traveling to… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Every morning, Manuel Landin Rodriguez walks past the luxurious state-owned Xanadu Mansion hotel and crosses its neatly trimmed golf course all the way to its edge. He camps out on the cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters that make the resort town of Varadero on Cuba's northern coast so famous.Landin, a retired physical education teacher, comes to the spot to… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Cuba on the Horizon: The Caribbean’s Hidden Biological Treasure

The upside of minimal economic growth since the Cold War? Pristine environmental beauty. Cuba’s coral reefs, coastal regions and jungles are home to the most diverse range of species in the Caribbean. Unlike most of the islands in the warm-water region, Cuba’s coastal gems have been spared the ravages of over-fishing, pollution and habitat destruction which invariably accompanies economic development.… [Read Full Article]
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Sunday, June 08th, 2014

Bill Clinton says travel industry is "good for the earth, the children, and the future"

The travel industry has the potential—and the responsibility—to spread peace and change the world, former US President Bill Clinton told a high-profile audience of travel executives.Speaking at the World Travel & Tourism Council's 13th annual Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, he challenged travel leaders to assume a renewed sense of responsibility."I spent a lot of time when I was president,… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, June 05th, 2014

How many free-market reforms can Cuba make and still call itself Communist?

The world’s last relic of Marxist-style economies relaxed their policies yet again this week to allow the first wholesale agricultural market farmers have seen for generations.  Since 2008, when the reforms of Fidel’s brother Raul began altering the economic legacy of the infamous Cold War Castro regime, over one-half million small businesses have been encouraged to innovate, employ and operate… [Read Full Article]
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