Cuban tourism

As Cuba opens up, hotels in short supply

Post on November 23, 2015, 12:02 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

HAVANA There’s scarcely any room at the inn for travelers heading to Cuba — and that was even before the winter high season really cranked up. Through the summer, big events such as the official reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana and Pope Francis’ September visit to the island gobbled up hotel rooms. But Continue Reading…

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Stonegate Bank Leading in Cuba

Post on October 7, 2015, 12:49 pm by admin 0 Comments

The last time I went to Cuba, I was afraid of running out of money.  Not because I didn’t have enough money, but because none of my credit cards worked, and the exchange rate for U.S. Dollars with the Cuban government was usurious.  But, what choice did I have?  Well, if things go according to Continue Reading…

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Havana Tourism Booming, But Not the Rest of Cuba

Post on August 21, 2015, 10:19 am by admin 0 Comments

Santiago, Cuba, feels very much like the ugly step-sister these days, trying just about anything to get some attention.  Nowadays, this 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Residents stroll along a recently completed harbor promenade under gleaming new streetlights, enjoying sea breezes while relaxing on newly installed metal benches. Missing are the tourists. Continue Reading…

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Cuba: In Havana, Stars & Stripes

Post on August 21, 2015, 8:55 am by admin 0 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Havana and strolled along the Malecon, you remember the black flags that used to fly in front of the U.S. attaché.  Those days are gone.  Last week, a long drum roll set the stage as the Stars and Stripes began moving up the flagpole at the seaside U.S. Embassy for Continue Reading…

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South Florida Bank Stonegate Plans to do Business with Cuba

South Florida Bank Stonegate Plans to do Business with Cuba

Post on August 12, 2015, 1:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

A small, local bank is taking the first bite at the cherry.  Pompano Beach-based Stonegate became the first U.S. bank to sign a correspondent banking deal with a Cuban bank since the Obama administration’s opening toward Cuba was announced in December. Stonegate Bank Chief Executive David Seleski flew to Washington on last week for a Continue Reading…

Cuba Re-Opens Embassy in Washington

Cuba Re-Opens Embassy in Washington

Post on July 24, 2015, 4:17 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

It’s official.  Diplomatic relations have been reestablished with Cuba.  The red, white and blue Cuban flag was raised over the island’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time since 1961 — a fluttering symbol of the historic thaw taking place between the Cold War foes.As pro and anti-Cuban protestors gathered outside the gates Continue Reading…

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