By Josh Lederman and Michael Wiessenstein, Associated Press Washington.- President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business.
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Havana.- Cuba and Peru established a cooperation and collaboration framework for tourism-related matters. Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva along with Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero signed a Letter of Intent in order to boost tourism development.
A two-decades-old battle over who has the right to use the Havana Club trademark in the United States played out quietly at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week with the decision that the rightful owner is a Cuban government company.
Mexico City.- The Mexican Senate prodded the foreign affairs ministry into creating a dialogue with Cuba, discussing topics ranging from a free-trade agreement, immigration, investment, oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, to collaboration in science and technology and tourism.
“We want to be free to get on a plane and visit the beautiful Havana,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe pointed out. McAuliffe is in Cuba on a working visit, during which he has defended the right of U.S. citizens to freely travel to the island.
Mexico City.- The National Chamber of Commerce Merida (Canacome) announced that it will offer Small and Medium Enterprises business opportunities of trade with Cuba. This liberalization is a consequence derived from the reset of relations with the United States and changes in their legislation.