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Cuba-U.S.: No talk of business yet

Cuba-U.S.: No talk of business yet

Even though little has come out from the talks in Havana between Cuba and the United States, on the other side of the Straits of Florida a movement is developing to land in the Cuban market as soon as possible.

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AmEx plans to begin activities in Cuba

AmEx plans to begin activities in Cuba

The latest economic giant to announce intentions of entering the Cuban market is American Express.

Miami Herald sees U.S.-Cuba talks through a glass darkly

Miami Herald sees U.S.-Cuba talks through a glass darkly

In Miami, it seems the success or failure of the talks is being judged by the extent to which engagement will produce regime change by new means. Coverage and opinions in the Spanish language media were, predictably, hostile to the very idea of the talks.

Fidel mistrusts U.S. but favors ‘negotiated solution’ to problems

Fidel mistrusts U.S. but favors ‘negotiated solution’ to problems

Without going into specifics and without even mentioning the recent talks in Havana between Cuban and U.S. diplomats, Fidel Castro went on record that he does not reject “a peaceful solution of the conflicts or dangers of war.”

The promise from the left

The promise from the left

Tsipras built his party’s success on a rejection of the barbaric measures of the memorandum of agreement signed by Athens and international interlocutors, which conditioned the granting of loans to the implementation of a drastic program of adjustment and structural reforms imposed by the troika.

America’s family-leave disgrace

America’s family-leave disgrace

What do Papua New Guinea, Oman, and the United States of America have in common? They are the only three countries in the world with no paid-maternity-leave law.

Conexion Miami / Florida’s home insurance rates double national average

Conexion Miami / Florida’s home insurance rates double national average

It’s hard enough to own a home these days. Insurance companies aren’t making it any easier. Florida’s average premium rose about 8 percent in 2012 to $2,084, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners report.

Republican’s bill would legalize med pot in Florida

Republican’s bill would legalize med pot in Florida

There may not be need for a new ballot initiative on medical marijuana in 2016 if legislation proposed by Sen. Jeff Brandes is approved during the 2015 Florida legislative session, which begins in March.

U.S.-Cuba travel shouldn’t faze

U.S.-Cuba travel shouldn’t faze

Other Caribbean travel destinations have little to fear, for now, from the news that some Americans will soon be allowed to travel to Cuba without prior permission.

Pope’s visit to stoke climate fight

Pope’s visit to stoke climate fight

Francis’s visit, which he told reporters this week will almost certainly include visits to both D.C. and United Nations headquarters in New York, will come only a few months after he is scheduled to issue an encyclical urging Catholics to fight climate change.

Cuba-U.S.: No talk of business yet

Cuba-U.S.: No talk of business yet

Even though little has come out from the talks in Havana between Cuba and the United States, on the other side of the Straits of Florida a movement is developing to land in the Cuban market as soon as possible.

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