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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Puerto Rico vs Cuba: A rivalry in the making?


Matt Schiavenza

Many, including Pope Francis, are calling for “reconciliation” between
the U.S. and Cuba. But will opening Cuba’s tourism hurt Puerto Rico?

Soon after Pope Francis landed in Cuba last weekend, he urged the U.S.
and Cuban governments to further reconcile. “We have witnessed an event
which filled us with hope: the process of normalizing relations between two
peoples following years of estrangement,” the pontiff said.

President Obama already relaxed the 55-year-old Cuban embargo and ann-
ounced last week a raft of other measures intending to strengthen economic
ties between the two countries. But, the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement has some
practical implications that go far beyond...[CONTINUE READING]

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