Monday, February 22, 2016
Obama Plans Visit to Cuba, as Talks on Expanding Trade Begin - The New York Times
Obama Plans Visit to Cuba, as Talks on Expanding Trade Begin - The New York Times: "Opening the discussions on Wednesday, Penny Pritzker, the commerce secretary, called on the government of Cuba to open its economy to American business and investment, saying the Cubans must do more to help facilitate commerce after the thaw between the two nations. Ms. Pritzker said her department had acted aggressively since Mr. Obama’s December 2014 announcement to pave the way for American companies to do business in Cuba, granting 490 authorizations amounting to $4.3 billion last year alone — a roughly 30 percent increase over the previous year." 'via Blog this'