What to Expect from a Post-Castro Cuba

April 30, 2018

Cuba has a new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel. But former President Raul Castro remains in a position of control over the key drivers of the country’s economy. For the first time in almost 60 years, a Castro is no longer Cuba’s head of state. On April 19, Miguel Diaz-Canel was sworn in as...

Fidel Castro: The Last Great Revolutionary

November 30, 2016

With the death of Fidel Castro, the last great leader in the revolutionary movements of the 20th century has gone. It is with sadness that I learned about the death of the founder of modern Cuba, Comandante Fidel Castro. For the younger generations his may not be a familiar name, but for us...

The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Cuba

February 23, 2016

The most striking aspect of today’s Cuba is a people still strengthened by their revolutionary fight for true independence. Cuba has made it to 2016 with no help from the United States. Cuba today is independent, nobody is hungry, it has a 99% literacy rate, a significantly lower infant...

Opportunities vs Risks in Cuba: Do Your Homework and Tread Carefully

January 24, 2015

Entrepreneurial energy and due diligence will be needed at the beginning of the end of a decades-long embargo. For some five decades, economic relations between the United States and Cuba were ossified in policies born during the Cold War. On December 17, 2014, US President Barack Obama took a...