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Obama Ending Wet Foot Dry Foot, Neither the End nor the Beginning of Cuba Policy

Post on January 17, 2017, 12:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

This controversial immigration policy has given Cuban immigrants a special license to enter into the United States over other refugees.  Well, so much is changing with the transition from Obama to Trump.  I don’t think this is the end of it, nor the beginning of it. President Barack Obama is ending the longstanding “wet foot, Continue Reading…

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New Doing Business in Cuba FAQs from OFAC

Post on January 10, 2017, 12:00 pm by admin 0 Comments

Funny, I think these will be valid only until Trump is pressured to change our relationship with Cuba.  Stay tuned. “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED TO CUBA This document is explanatory only, does not have the force of law, and does not supplement or modify the Executive Orders, statutes, or regulations Continue Reading…

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American and Cuban bankers hold historic meeting

Post on August 10, 2016, 4:05 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

When South Florida banking consultant Fernando Capablanca recently spoke about the Cuban banking system — the pre-1959 Cuban banking system — he was surprised at the compliments he received. That the perspective of someone with his long years in international banking might be appreciated isn’t too surprising. But the venue was Havana and the compliments Continue Reading…

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Starwood Deal With Cuba and U.S. Treasury Show Cooperation Advancing Rapidly

Post on July 5, 2016, 2:28 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The U.S. Treasury Department granted Starwood a “special license” to be able to manage one of Cuba’s previously government run hotels.  This “special license” doesn’t fall in any particular category, maybe Travel very loosely.  Americans are lining up to do business in Cuba, sooner rather than later. U.S. hospitality company Starwood has started managing a Continue Reading…

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Miami’s Cuban-American business elite spent spring break in Havana

Post on March 29, 2016, 1:40 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Mojitos, strawberry daiquiris and hand towels awaited the well-heeled guests that strolled into the Saratoga Hotel. The lobby felt like the airy foyer of a Havana country clubhouse of old — right down to its members: Almost all hailed from Miami. Hugs and backslaps, handshakes and introductions. Half the men sported blue blazers and khakis; Continue Reading…

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Cuba willing to drop 10 percent penalty on U.S. dollar exchanges

Post on March 21, 2016, 1:34 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said Thursday that Cuba had decided to do away with a 10 percent penalty Cuba charges on exchanges of U.S. dollars but only if new U.S. banking measures allow improved Cuban access to the international banking system. The new rules make it clear U.S. financial institutions will be able to Continue Reading…

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