Basic banking math

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As we also pointed out yesterday:

“The measure regarding the use of the dollar still does not mean that banking relations between Cuba and the U.S. have normalized.  Cuban banks are still not allowed to have correspondent accounts in U.S. banks, which means that we must continue to operate via third parties, which increases operating and procedural costs…

“The prohibition on U.S. imports of Cuban products remains in place. The only thing that was modified was the absurd prohibition on U.S. citizens’ consumption of Cuban products and services in third countries.”

– Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, Press Conference, Havana, March 17, 2016

Hilton: Nothing to Claim

Ciro Bianchi Ross – Juventud Rebelde

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The media frenzy over Paris Hilton’s recent visit to Cuba for the Cigar Festival was pretty predictable. The heiress to one of the world’s largest hotel chains didn’t limit herself to visiting Havana, but traveled to Soroa and Cayo Largo as well, and everywhere she went, people who came in contact with her were impressed by her down-to-earth, easygoing nature. When she visited Varadero, she stole the show at the International Hotel’s cabaret, where she went on stage, grabbed a congo, and accompanied the orchestra before dancing along with the entertainers. Continue reading “Hilton: Nothing to Claim”