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. 

 

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. 

WMDT: UMES Prof. Weighs in on U.S.-Cuba Economic Benefits

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.

 

Maryland's Champions

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) Co-Sponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Co-Sponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Cosponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Cosponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act