US, Cuba Reopening Embassies, Reestablishing Diplomatic Relations

Above: US President Barack Obama makes the announcement By the Cuba Journal staff The United States and Cuba have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies, US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The move was confirmed in a letter from Obama to Cuba President Raul Castro. “This is an important step forward in … Read more

Why There’s Big Potential for US-Cuba Trade in This Sector

Why There’s Big Potential for US-Cuba Trade in This Sector

By the Cuba Journal staff As relations between the United States and Cuba continue to show signs of improvement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report expressing the potential for mutually beneficial agricultural trade and resultant economic growth. The report points to the benefits of the resumption of normalized economic relations with Cuba, … Read more

Why This Firm is Urging Caution on the Cuba “Gold Rush”

Why This Firm is Urging Caution on the Cuba “Gold Rush”

By the Cuba Journal staff Jones Lang LaSalle – has warned U.S. investors to hold off on investing in Cuba, according the firm’s latest report. The firm advised investors that even with President Barack Obama’s recent easing of sanctions, integration with Cuba will take time, even after the trade embargo is lifted. “When the [normalization] … Read more

A Poet in Cuba

A Poet in Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff American poet Richard Blanco visited Cuba this week as one of a recent series of expressions of softening of relations between the United States and Cuba, according to a report by ABC News. At President Obama’s 2012 swearing-in, Blanco became the first immigrant, first openly gay person, and first Latino … Read more