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The 20 largest U.S. property claims in Cuba

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The 20 largest U.S. property claims in Cuba By Nick Miroff https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/12/08/the-20-largest-u-s-property-claims-in-cuba/ December 8, 2015 A view of Tallapiedra thermoelectric plant, former part of Cuban Electric Company, which was nationalized after Fidel Castro’s rebels came to power in 1959, in Havana on Dec. 8. (Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters) HAVANA — U.S. companies and individuals whose properties were […]

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U.S., Cuba Hold First Talks on Rival Claims Negotiations part of broader agenda aimed at normalizing relations between two nations

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U.S., Cuba Hold First Talks on Rival Claims Negotiations part of broader agenda aimed at normalizing relations between two nations By Felicia Schwartz – Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-cuba-hold-first-talks-on-rival-claims-1449596628 Dec. 8, 2015   U.S. and Cuban officials met Tuesday in Havana for their first round of talks on billions of dollars in competing financial claims, one of the […]

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Reconciling U.S. property claims in Cuba

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Reconciling U.S. property claims in Cuba By Richard Feinberg http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/12/01-reconciling-us-property-claims-cuba-feinberg December 10, 2015 http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2015/12/01-reconciling-us-property-claims-cuba-feinberg/reconciling-us-property-claims-in-cuba-feinberg.pdf   As the United States and Cuba rebuild formal relations, certain challenging topics remain to be addressed. Among these are outstanding U.S. property claims in Cuba. In this report, Richard E. Feinberg argues that it is in both countries’ interests to […]

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U.S., Cuba Agree to Resume Direct Mail Service

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U.S., Cuba Agree to Resume Direct Mail Service Pilot program will provide mail flights between the two countries several times a week By Felicia Schwartz – Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-cuba-agree-to-resume-direct-mail-service-1449871118 Dec. 11, 2015   WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Cuba announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to re-establish direct mail service, a step toward normalizing relations.   […]

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Why Cuba’s economy could stay trapped in the Stone Age

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Why Cuba’s economy could stay trapped in the Stone Age Yahoo Finance By Rick Newman http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-cuba-s-economy-could-stay-trapped-in-the-stone-age-201220838.html# December 14, 2015   This story is part of a weeklong Yahoo series marking one year since the opening of relations between the United States and Cuba.   Google (GOOGL) wants to help the Cuban government roll out broadband […]

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Cuba’s capacity limited by few firms, little infrastructure and lots of tourists

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Cuba’s capacity limited by few firms, little infrastructure and lots of tourists By Stephanie Nolen http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/latin-american-business/cubas-capacity-limited-by-few-firms-little-infrastructure-and-lots-of-tourists/article27741756/ Dec. 13, 2015   The cobbled streets of Old Havana are choked with tourists these days: sweaty, sunburned tourists from the United States, most of them, who make the rounds of the small hotels in the morning to beg […]

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Moody’s raises Cuba’s rating to positive as it moves away from Venezuela dependence and is closer to US

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Moody’s raises Cuba’s rating to positive as it moves away from Venezuela dependence and is closer to US http://en.mercopress.com/2015/12/15/moody-s-raises-cuba-s-rating-to-positive-as-it-moves-away-from-venezuela-dependence-and-is-closer-to-us December 16, 2015 https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-changes-Cubas-outlook-to-positive-from-stable-Caa2-rating–PR_339779   International ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has moved Cuba’s economic from stable to positive, citing its lessening dependence on Venezuela and the possibility of more improved relations with the United States. […]

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Over 400 international companies interested in Cuba’s Mariel Special Development Zone

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Over 400 international companies interested in Cuba’s Mariel Special Development Zone By Inter News Service e.sanmiguel@cb.pr Dec 13, 2015 http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/over-400-international-companies-interested-in-cubas-mariel-special-development-zone-126198.html   HAVANA — More than 400 international companies have expressed interest in the Mariel Special Development Zone opened in western Cuba, a prime area for international maritime traffic, authorities said.   Due to its geographical […]

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This fund manager has been ready to invest in Cuba for 2 decades

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This fund manager has been ready to invest in Cuba for 2 decades Investing in Cuba is a family affair for Tom Herzfeld Yahoo Finance By Melody Hahm http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cashing-in-on-cuba-herzfeld-opportunity-nasdaq-family-affair-181642633.html# Dec 13, 2015   This story is part of a weeklong Yahoo series marking one year since the opening of relations between the United States and […]

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Investing in Cuba’s Future

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enges is what we do.   Investing in Cuba’s Future http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-12-14/investing-in-cuba-s-future December 1, 2015   Don’t break out your Montecristos just yet, but the U.S. and Cuba just started talks on compensation claims for expropriated property and damages. It’s a promising moment for both sides — and more is at stake than the sums directly […]

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