POLL: Americans Favor Ties with Cuba after Castro’s Death, U.S. Election

POLL: Americans Favor Ties with Cuba after Castro’s Death, U.S. Election

According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death and events surrounding the U.S. election. Yet the U.S. public remains skeptical about whether the island nation will become more democratic in the coming years. Three-quarters of U.S. adults (75%) approve of the decision last year … Read more

U.S.-Cuba Develop Renewable Energy Dialogue

U.S.-Cuba Develop Renewable Energy Dialogue

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of State and Energy co-chaired the first U.S.-Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group in Washington, D.C. Participants discussed regional developments related to clean energy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, and exchanged ideas and information on how the United States and Cuba can move forward on this shared interest. … Read more

The Surge in U.S. Cruise Industry Expansion in Cuba

The Surge in U.S. Cruise Industry Expansion in Cuba

Ten days after Fidel Castro’s death, Cuba gets serious with the cruise industry. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. yesterday revealed two of its brands will be sailing to Cuba. Separately, Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday announced that it has received approval from Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. Royal Caribbean received approval from Cuba’s … Read more

58,000 U.S. Lives Didn’t Stop Communism in Vietnam But Economic Engagement Did

58,000 U.S. Lives Didn’t Stop Communism in Vietnam But Economic Engagement Did

Cuba and Vietnam share important similarities. From a shattered society burdened by poverty and food shortages, to a middle-income country and World Trade Organization (WTO) member, Vietnam’s authoritarian socialist regime has overseen huge change since Saigon fell to communist troops four decades ago. Both countries formed socialist regimes rooted in a struggle for independence from … Read more

Royal Caribbean Joins Wave of New Cruise Ships Headed to Cuba

Royal Caribbean Joins Wave of New Cruise Ships Headed to Cuba

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today revealed two of its brands will be sailing to Cuba. The company received approval from Cuba’s government to offer cruises from Florida on Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises, in the near future. Further itinerary details and dates are not yet available. “Our guests have expressed real interest in … Read more