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FROM THE DECEMBER 18, 2014 ISSUE

What Will the Changes to US-Cuba Policy Bring?


U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday announced their intentions to re-establish diplomatic relations, severed a half century ago, and take steps to lift restrictions on travel, commerce and the free flow of information. The breakthrough coincided with Cuba's release of imprisoned U.S. government contractor Alan Gross and a U.S. intelligence source, as well as the release of three Cuban intelligence agents who had been imprisoned in the United States. What are the ramifications of the release of Gross and the other U.S. and Cuban prisoners? What are the most significant parts of the policy changes announced Wednesday? How could businesses be affected? Are the changes a step in the right direction?

Peter Hakim, member of the Advisor board and president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue: "President Obama has completely inverted U.S. policy on Cuba. His speech fully adopted the proposals of those who have spent a half century arguing for a rethinking of Cuba policy. The president made a 180 degree conceptual turn. Rather than continuing its quarantine of Cuba, Washington is seeking more ..." MORE


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Diego Arria
Director,
Columbus Group

Genaro Arriagada
Nonresident Senior Fellow,
Inter-American
Dialogue

Joyce Chang
Global Head of
Emerging Markets Research, JP Morgan Chase

W. Bowman Cutter
Former Partner,
E.M. Warburg Pincus

Dirk Donath
Senior Partner,
Aimara Capital

Jane Eddy
Managing Director,
Corporate & Government
Ratings Group,
Standard & Poor's

Marlene Fernández
Corporate Vice
President for
Gov't Relations,
Arcos Dorados

Peter Hakim
President Emeritus,
Inter-American
Dialogue

Donna Hrinak
President,
Boeing Latin America

Jon Huenemann
Vice President,
US & Int'l Affairs,
Philip Morris

James R. Jones
Co-Chair,
Manatt Jones
Global Strategies

Craig A. Kelly
Director, Americas
Int'l Gov't Relations,
Exxon Mobil

John Maisto
Director,
US Education Finance Group

Nicolás Mariscal
Chairman,
Grupo Marhnos

Thomas F. McLarty III
President,
McLarty Associates

Carlos Paz-Soldan
Partner,
DTB Associates

Beatrice Rangel
Director,
AMLA Consulting

José Antonio Ríos
Chief Executive Officer, Vadium Technology, Inc.

Gustavo Roosen
Chairman of
the Board,
Envases Venezolanos

Andrés Rozental
President,
Rozental & Asociados and Senior Fellow,
Brookings Institution

Shelly Shetty
Head, Latin America Sovereign Ratings
Fitch, Inc.

 

 

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