Rhode Island & Cuba in the News
Providence Journal: Where Are They Now?: Lou Schwechheimer sees a base path to Cuba
Former PawSox general manager now heads two southern minor-league clubs and hopes to use baseball for diplomacy. Richard Nixon used “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” to help thaw relations with China almost half a century ago, and now Lou Schwechheimer is taking a similar approach with baseball and some of the United States’ nearest neighbors, including Cuba.
Providence Journal: R.I. entrepreneurs gain foothold in Cuba
Three men are building businesses in travel and education as relations between U.S., island nation gradually thaw.The gradual easing of travel and commerce restrictions between the United States and Cuba has fueled a surge in Americans visiting the island and increased interest from United States companies seeking access to a new market.