As we stepped outside of Jose Marti Airport amidst the humidity and frenzy of locals eagerly awaiting relatives, we were greeted by our driver, a 45-year-old Czech expat who arrived to Havana five years ago. Having missed out on the capitalist transformation after the 1989 fall of the USSR, our "man in Havana" was determined to "strike gold" this time around but in Cuba. 

We jumped in his white '59 Thunderbird convertible and sped down to the Malecon as he regaled us with stories of his Cuban wife's beauty salon, the paralysis of Cuba's bureaucracy, and his love of gambling. Pulsating amidst the beautiful country we would encounter over the next nine days was that indescribable allure of risk and the exciting unknown that await...



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Date Title
8/31/15 The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
8/27/15 Cuba’s Internet dilemma: how to emerge from the Web’s stone age
Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg
8/26/15 Cuba Suffers Through The Worst Drought Of ‘The Last Century’
Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post
8/26/15 Carnival's Fathom Sailing Toward Cuba 'To Make A Social Impact'
Devin Thrope, Forbes
8/24/15 Cuban Dissidents Buoyed in a New Era
Ernesto Londoño, The New York Times
8/21/15 If you want to do business in Cuba, call these guys
CNN Money
8/21/15 Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba will focus on families, the young and strengthening the church
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
8/21/15 A Breakout Year for Cuban Entrepreneurs
Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg
8/20/15 Congressional Recalcitrance on Cuba Deprives U.S. Business Community of Opportunities
John Brinkley, Forbes
8/20/15 Restored relations hold benefits for Cuba, U.S.
Editorial Opinion, Orlando Sentinel
8/19/15 Current Record
8/19/15 No timing for resuming commercial travel to Cuba- U.S.
Reuters
8/18/15 Cuba: Now comes the hard part
Carl Meacham, Politico
8/18/15 Obama Administration Pushes for Deal to Start Flights to Cuba by Year’s End
Felicia Schwartz, Jack Nicas and Carlo Lee, The Wall Street Journal
8/17/15 Will tourism spoil Cuba's environment?
Orlando Sentinel
8/14/15 Cuban chefs fire up the grills for fundraiser
WSVN
8/14/15 Cuban chefs get a taste of Miami restaurants on cultural exchange
Ben Crandell and Barbara Corbellini Duarte, Sun Sentinel
8/13/15 Challenges Posed by Cuba’s Labyrinthian System of Imports
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, From the Island
8/11/15 Cuba’s tourism boom leaves some worrying they’ll be left out
Andrea Rodriguez, AP
8/10/15 Under the radar, advertising returns to Cuba
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
8/9/15 In Cuba, a challenge for people running their own businesses
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
8/6/15 Miami Chefs Host Cuban Counterparts for Historic Exchange Program Files
Laine Doss, Miami New Times
8/5/15 Investing In Cuba: A Tantalizing And Troublesome Proposition
Daniel Sachs, Forbes
8/5/15 Voices: Fostering U.S.-Cuba relations, one daiquiri at a time
Rick Jervis, USA Today
8/4/15 Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report
Reuters
8/4/15 CSG to Host Top Cuban Chefs in Miami for Exchanges with Local Chefs Files
Cuba Study Group
8/4/15 U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future
Steven Zahniser and Bryce Cooke, USDA
8/4/15 'Their Own Species': U.S. Collectors Aren't Hot for Antique Cuban Cars
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, NBC News
8/3/15 Bush Ahead of Rubio in Cuban-American Support
Jackson Falconer, Bradenton Herald
8/3/15 Growing Momentum to Repeal Cuban Embargo
Editorial Opinion, The New York Times