IMTC CUBA 2016

Check the following documents on Remittances to Cuba:

El Gobierno: gran beneficiario de las remesas familiares – article by OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS

Los cubanos confían en las remesas para solucionar sus problemas – article in Diario de Cuba, La Habana

De MIami a La Habana –  article by CAMILO LORET DE MOLA

Remittances to Cuba – Remesas a Cuba (IMTC WORLD 2013 Presentation by Emilio Morales) . Also read his article: Cuba: $2.6 Billion in Remittances in 2012

International Survey of Cubans living in Cuba – Bendixen & Amandi (Fusion – Univision)

Current US Policy on Remittances to Cuba – Check Page 13 of this document published 4/6/16 by the US Congressional Research Service

 

NEWS ARTICLES:

American Remittances Speed Change in the Cuban Economy – Rob Lovitt – 7/24/2016 NBC News

Western Union: Remittances help accelerate economic change in Cuba – The Miami Herald – 6/10/2015

Cuban Research Institute – Florida International University – List of Articles

In Cuba, Cash Trickles In for Budding Capitalists, by Dudley Althaus and José de Córdoba. The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2016.

Las remesas enviadas a Cuba desde EEUU podrían doblarse gracias a la apertura. El Comercio, February 24, 2015.

As Cuba-US relations thaw, Remittances stoke new tensions – Institutional Investor, 4/2/2015

Historic poll: 94% of Cubans who receive money from friends and family abroad use it to cover everyday expenses, Fusion 4/8/2015

Links to Cuban Institutions sites, related to Financial Institutions and Financial Services:

  1. Banco Central de Cuba:
  2. Revista del Banco Central de Cuba (español)

Documents on Cuban Economy with regards to Financial Institutions:

1) CUBA’S ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION: BEGIN WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (July 2015) By Pavel Vidal and Scott Brown for The Atlantic Council (spanish: LA REINTEGRACIÓN ECONÓMICA DE CUBA: COMENZAR CON LAS INSTITUCIONES FINANCIERAS INTERNACIONALES)

2) Papers presented at the 2014 Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) Posted on February 2, 2015 by Arch Ritter @ http://thecubaneconomy.com/

3) From the 2014 ASCE Conference see: CUBA’S CURRENCY UNIFICATION: STEP-BY-STEP AND TENSIONS – Domingo Amuchástegui

There are many sites with information about travelling to Cuba. As an IMTC CUBA participant we will try to provide you as much information possible so you can enjoy the event, from both, a business as well as a visitor standpoint. The best advice that we can give you is PLAN AHEAD if you are going to arrive early or leave a few days after the event. If you are not, we will give you, besides a great conference, a journey into Havana, taking you to places that will make your trip – as a tourist – memorable.

Check these links for more information:

GUIDANCE REGARDING TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA (US Dept. of Treasury – 1/26/2016)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED TO CUBA (US Dept. of Treasury – 1/26/2016)

Information for Canadian Citizens

Trip Advisor List of Traveler Comments on more than 50 topics

Cuban Travel Information (official, very good)

100 Things I Learned From My Recent Trip To Havana Cuba (4/2015 – very interesting)

How to Travel to (and in) Cuba (From the New York Times Travel Section)

TRAVELPHILES’ CUBA: JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM 

Documentaries/Films suggested by the TRAVELPHILE
Fidel: The Untold Story directed by Estela Bravo (YouTube, Netflix)
Che starring Benicio del Toro and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Netflix)
Curtain of Water (PBS)
The Fidel Castro Tapes (PBS)