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The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

June 8, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

The United States’ interest in the Cuban market

Cuba is not China; that, we all know. What’s to explain, then, the unusual interest of U.S. companies in the Cuban market?

A U.S. producer of grain gave me an answer years ago: “It’s the only country in the world that delivers the daily bread to 11 million people.” Nevertheless, as true as this assertion is, it’s insufficient to explain what goes on. The matter is a lot more complex.

In a world where the development of commerce depended in good measure on the military domination of territories, the United States — during the first century of its existence — tried to expand within its own land borders. Attempting it beyond the seas was barred to the U.S. by the scant development of its naval force.

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Cuba and the EU on Second Dialogue on Human Rights

June 8, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

Cuba and the European Union (EU) supported on Monday the second meeting of the dialogue on human rights, guided by the interest to propitiate spaces for the opinions exchange, he informed today the Cuban Chancellery in its digital portal.

According to the official statement, in the meeting, which gives continuity to the first one developed in June, 2015, in Brussels, both delegations demonstrated also the intention of extending the knowledge of the respective realities and of exploring possibilities of bilateral cooperation and in multilateral stages.

The last thing, in those topics in which coincidence points exist, pointed out the State Department (Minrex), at the time that he added that in the meeting specific questions were discussed on human rights, defined previously between both parts.

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http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4952921&Itemid=1

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