Maya Oppenheim


15 December 2015

Cuba, Open for Business

Since Barack Obama decided to ease the 55-year trade embargo on Cuba at the beginning of the year, the United States has dropped the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and in July reopened its embassy in Havana. In October, the Buena Vista Social Club was the first Cuban band to play in the White House in half a century. Since the Obama administration eased the rules for American citizens wanting to travel to or do business in Cuba, MasterCard, American Express, Netflix and Air BnB are among the companies that have moved in.