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Cuba

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Me First! These Airlines All Think They Should Rule Flights to Cuba.

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Cuba

Why Entrepreneurs Should Consider Cuba

Just think how your business may benefit from the Cuban's culture, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to jump start their economy.
Cuba

President Obama Announces Historic Visit to Cuba

It will be the first U.S. presidential trip to the country in nearly 90 years.
Cuba

The Challenges of Doing Business in Cuba

Relations are thawing, but entrepreneurs should tread carefully.
Cuba

The 3 Things to Know Before Doing Business Online in Cuba

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Cuba

Headed to Cuba for Business? ¡Cuidado!

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Cuba

What Cuban Startups Need to Succeed

New tech accelerator teaching business skills from ground up.

Cuba is a communist country in the Caribbean with a frosty political history with the United States marked by its once-close relationship with the former-Soviet Union. Cuba's one-time leader, Fidel Castro, ruled Cuba for nearly five decades after overthrowing military dictator Fulgencio Batista. Cuba has had a decades-long restrictive travel and trade relationship with the United States -- made worse by the United States' involvement in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.

The chilly diplomatic relations have thawed since Raúl Castro, the brother of Fidel, was appointed as Fidel's successor in February of 2008, due to Fidel's failing health. Soon after, Raúl was officially elected president by the Cuban National Assembly and has since become the leadership heir to Cuba's Communist Party. In January 2015, President Obama relaxed a travel ban to Cuba -- making it possible for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. While travel to Cuba for ordinary tourism is still illegal for Americans, traveling for educational reasons is allowed.

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