World’s First International Fisheries Pact in Force, Cuba Joins

World’s First International Fisheries Pact in Force, Cuba Joins

In May, Cuba agreed to join an international consortium of countries launching an effort to target Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; that accord is now binding. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional … Read more

Ernest Hemingway’s Grandson Optimistic About Improved Relations with Cuba

Ernest Hemingway’s Grandson Optimistic About Improved Relations with Cuba

John Hemingway is an American writer and translator living in Montreal. His memoir, Strange Tribe (Lyons Press, May 2007), describes the love/hate relationship and the striking similarities between his father, Dr. Gregory Hemingway, and his grandfather, Ernest Hemingway. Ernest lived much of his adult life in Cuba and eventually became a fixture of Havana. He … Read more

Getting Consumer Goods to Market in Cuba

Getting Consumer Goods to Market in Cuba

President Obama, Pope Francis, and the Rolling Stones have all visited Cuba in the past year, and many US consumer goods companies want to be next. As Cuba begins to liberalize its economy, the country’s population of 11 million people and GDP of $82 billion are increasingly attractive. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analyzed the … Read more