Maryland & Cuba in the News
The Baltimore Sun: Some Maryland-Based Businesses Look to Cuban Frontier
Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland’s relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S. senator from Maryland called Cuba, with its sugar cane fields, “a suburb of Baltimore.”
Havana Times: Maryland Software Co. Cashes in on Cuba Contracts
The US government has paid Washington Software company $6,691,899.32 since July 2011. The Maryland company designed Piramideo, a social network make for mobile phone users in Cuba.
CBS Baltimore: Maryland, county leaders fly to Cuba to create tourism ties
Sixty years is a long time to wait for a flight, but the first non-stop between BWI-Marshall and Havana takes off Wednesday. Alex DeMetrick reports it’s more than history-making: it’s potentially money-making.
The Baltimore Sun: U.S. Must Continue its Engagement with Cuba
Yes, we should continue to press for more in terms of rights and freedoms for the Cuban people, for a just settlement of property claims of exiles, etc. But we should leave the choice of the political and economic system to the Cuban people. This will serve our interests in Cuba and the rest of Latin America better and may even help usher in greater freedom and democracy in Cuba.
CBS Baltimore: Maryland, County Leaders Fly To Cuba To Create Tourism Ties
Sixty years is a long time to wait for a flight, but the first non-stop between BWI-Marshall and Havana takes off Wednesday. This summer, before Cuba raised its flag at its embassy in Washington and before the US raised its flag at its embassy in Havana, word came in the spring that BWI was cleared for flights to Cuba.
As the relationship between the United States and Cuba seems to be getting better, we’re told down the line we may see private investments from the U.S. into Cuba. In the near future [we’re] told a few tourism industries will likely see an impact.
The Baltimore Sun: Obama Eases Restrictions on Cuba Ahead of Trip
The Obama administration on Tuesday further loosened restrictions on travel to Cuba, advancing cultural ties with the Communist island nation days ahead of the president’s trip to Havana.
The Washington Post: D.C., Maryland and Virginia Officials are Headed to Cuba — Together
Officials from the District, Maryland and Virginia will pile together onto a plane late this week in the name of renewing ties between the U.S. capital area and Havana.