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Eileen Sosin

An American in Cuba

An American in Cuba

Conner Gorry is a New Yorker by birth, writer by choice and a traveler on an indefinite stopover in Havana. She first landed here in 1993, when she came to do voluntary labor in the fields while finishing her master’s degree on the U.S. blockade against the island.

Where to invest in Cuba?

Where to invest in Cuba?

As announced one year ago, the new Portfolio of Opportunities for Foreign Investment updates Cuba’s interests when it comes to accepting capital investment. Minister Rodrigo Malmierca referred to 326 possibilities for investment

Who’s Who in the Mariel Zone

Who’s Who in the Mariel Zone

Eight companies have been approved for participation in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM). Five of them are wholly owned by foreign companies, one is a joint venture, one is wholly national, and one is a Cuban company under foreign management.

Sprint and ETECSA sign ‘roaming’ service agreement

Sprint and ETECSA sign ‘roaming’ service agreement

The first accord to set up ‘roaming’ service between Cuba and the United States was signed on Monday (Nov. 2) during the opening day of the Havana International Trade Fair.

An unprecedented dialogue: A Cuban academician, a U.S. politician and a Catholic spokesman

An unprecedented dialogue: A Cuban academician, a U.S. politician and a Catholic spokesman

Jesús Arboleya, Scott Hamilton, and Orlando Marquéz express their opinions and paint a very infrequent image that represent a positive metaphor for today’s times.

Embassy zone

Embassy zone

Have things changed since Dec. 17? Will things be different now that this is an embassy? Around the U.S. Embassy in Havana you now see telecommunications agents, rooms for rent in convertible pesos or Cuban pesos, street vendors and a host of other services.

What if Cuba returns to the IMF and the World Bank?

What if Cuba returns to the IMF and the World Bank?

Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez said the U.S. should help Cuba enter the world’s main multilateral economic institutions: the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, the French director general of Havana Club International, producer of Cuban rum, has “great hopes now that there’s a new situation between the two countries.”

A ‘stock exchange’ in Cuba

A ‘stock exchange’ in Cuba

If you want your business to “be listed on the exchange,” you must fill the form for proprietors, and if you’re ready to place some money you must fill the form for investors.

A Steinway piano tuner in Havana: Music to the ears

A Steinway piano tuner in Havana: Music to the ears

Ludwig Tomescu is one of the best piano tuners in New York, after more than 30 years with Steinway & Sons. When in 2013 Manhattan School of Music professor Solomon Mikowsky invited him to come for the first Encounter of Young Pianists, Mikowsky didn’t have to convince him.

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