Utah & Cuba in the News

Salt Lake Tribune: Three Decades After Defecting from Cuba, Jazz Great Arturo Sandoval Still Marveling at His Freedom as He Hits the Road for Salt Lake City Show

Born in 1949 in a town outside Havana, Sandoval started playing with street musicians as a 12-year-old boy. He dabbled in percussion and piano, but his love for the trumpet took over. Along with others in Cuba’s fledgling jazz community, he helped establish the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna in 1967.

KUER: Back from Cuba, Sen. Jeff Flake talks global trade at Utah forum

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was in Salt Lake City Wednesday to speak at a forum on Utah business exports. As a graduate of Brigham Young University, he seemed to be received as a local.

Agriculture.com: U.S. governors focused on agricultural trade

Highlighting that one U.S. farmer can do jobs that used to take 100 farmers, Utah Governor Gary Herbert believes it’s important to share that technology and research with third-world countries to raise yields globally.