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Starwood in Cuba: Behind the façade

Starwood in Cuba: Behind the façade

Although discreet, businesses between Cuba and the United States flourish without waiting for the bilateral talks to end. In the sector of tourism, for example, a ribbon-cutting ceremony this year symbolized the transfer of management of a hotel from Cuba to a U.S. firm, the first since 1959.


Rio 2016: Medals for Cuban émigrés

Rio 2016: Medals for Cuban émigrés

Present at the just-ended Olympic Games were at least 10 athletes of Cuban origin, some who garnered medals under other flags, who, in most cases, had made a name for themselves on the island before they settled in foreign countries.


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Zika crisis grows so members of Congress decide to go on vacation

Zika crisis grows so members of Congress decide to go on vacation

Republicans in Congress are once again playing the extortion game with Obama by refusing to fund the administration’s $1.1 billion request to fight Zika unless a provision aimed at striking a blow at Planned Parenthood is included in the bill.


News blackout shrouds trial in Finland for 6 Cuban athletes

News blackout shrouds trial in Finland for 6 Cuban athletes

The trial of six Cuban athletes accused of raping a Finnish woman began Monday in the Pirkanmaa District Court, in the city of Tampere, northwest of Helsinki. The men are all members of the Cuba’s national volleyball team.


Contact, conversation make a big difference when dealing with Cuba

Contact, conversation make a big difference when dealing with Cuba

Cuba is a great place to go: to learn, exchange, make friends, make progress and make bigger plans – so long as you can set the tropes aside, and come with ears to hear.


Starwood in Cuba: Behind the façade

Starwood in Cuba: Behind the façade

Although discreet, businesses between Cuba and the United States flourish without waiting for the bilateral talks to end. In the sector of tourism, for example, a ribbon-cutting ceremony this year symbolized the transfer of management of a hotel from Cuba to a U.S. firm, the first since 1959.


EpiPen abuser

EpiPen abuser

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is the father of Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, the woman who ultimately made the decision to approve a 400% price hike for life-saving EpiPens. She then raised her salary 600% while making it almost impossible for families with children with allergies to purchase this life-saving drug.


The problem of ‘Cubanness’

The problem of ‘Cubanness’

As the wise Fernando Ortiz said: “He who wants to be Cuban is Cuban.” And, for the good of Cuba, we should all encourage the shared pride of being Cuban.


Trial is set in Finland for 6 Cuban athletes charged with rape (Update)

Trial is set in Finland for 6 Cuban athletes charged with rape (Update)

An oral trial closed to the press will be held next week in Finland in the case of six Cuban athletes detained there in early July. The six Cubans have been charged with aggravated rape. All have denied the charge.


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Pharma’s business model: Your money or your life

Pharma’s business model: Your money or your life

Human life is supposed to be priceless, but U.S. pharmaceutical companies, like the makers of the EpiPen, have a clear sense of how much a life is worth to people who desperately need a medication for their own survival or that of their children.


Lucre: Marco Rubio’s ultimate political goal

Lucre: Marco Rubio’s ultimate political goal

Marco Rubio’s business is politics. Over the years it has served him well economically. Like others (he’s not alone), he does not see a problem growing his net worth as he runs for higher political offices.


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