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The Coronavirus in Latin America

Wednesday, October 21, 2020  |  Elizabeth Gonzalez, Katie Hopkins, Luisa Horwitz, Paola Nagovitch, Holly K. Sonneland, and Carin Zissis

AS/COA Online looks at how governments are responding to COVID-19 across the region, as well the economic impact of the pandemic. ... Read More

Changes in Cuba

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In partnership with seven other organizations, AS/COA Cuba Working Group releases a fact sheet about changes on the island. ... Read More

AS/COA Online Explains: Lifting the Embargo on Cuba

Monday, December 14, 2015

Lifting the embargo on Cuba is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Experts from Havana and Washington weigh in. ... Play Video

CGTN America: Alana Tummino on Cuba's New President

Friday, April 20, 2018

As of April 20, Cuba has its first non-Castro president in nearly 60 years as Raúl Castro steps down and Miguel Díaz-Canel takes the helm of the Communist country. What can we expect from former Vice President Díaz-Canel? ... Play Video

Changes in Cuba

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In partnership with seven other organizations, AS/COA Cuba Working Group releases a fact sheet about changes on the island. ... Read More

Supporting Small Business in Cuba: Recommendations for Private and Public Sector Leaders

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In light of the ongoing economic reform process in Cuba, the report outlines specific steps that can be taken by the Cuban government, the U.S. government, NGOs and foundations to assist independent small and micro-entrepreneurs in Cuba. ... Read More

Cuban Entrepreneurship in 2020: A Conversation with Marta Deus, Lauren Fajardo, and Liber Puente

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online

YPA and CWG will host a conversation with Cuban entrepreneurs who will share their innnovative approaches to running a business in Cuba. ... Read More

La paloma y la ley: An 8,000-Mile Migration from Cuba to the United States

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online

YPA will host photojournalist Lisette Poole's Webex book presentation on May 19. ... Read More

Member Webex: Cuban Agriculture during COVID-19 – Food Security, Sustainability, and Trade

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 2:00pm | Online

The Cuba Working Group will host a virtual discussion on May 18 on challenges for the island's food and agricultural sector amid the pandemic. ... Read More

CWG / YPA Webex with Mark Keller: Outlook for Cuba

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:00am | Online

Join YPA for a webex conversation on April 22 with lead Economist Intelligence Unit analyst on the political and economic forecast for Cuba in light of COVID-19. ... Read More

YPA Book Launch – La paloma y la ley, by Lisette Poole

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:00pm | New York

YPA will host the Cuban-American photojournalist at AS/COA for a discussion of her book documenting two women's journey to the United States. ... Read More

Perspectives from Cuban Entrepreneurs on the Private Sector in Today's Cuba

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:45pm | New York

YPA, CWG, and CET will host a panel discussion with young Cuban entrepreneurs on November 14 in New York, on building business from the ground up on the island. ... Read More

YPA Cafecito with Cuba's Clandestina

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:30am | New York

Clandestina is Cuba's first independent fashion label. Meet its founders at cafecito with Young Professionals of the Americas, hosted at Google's offices in New York. ... Read More

Book Launch – Havana without Makeup: Inside the Soul of the City

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm | New York

As Havana prepares for inevitable transformations, Herman Portocarero offers an essential exploration of “the complex soul of a unique city.” Join us as we discuss his just-published book, Hava

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Cafecito: Ricardo Torres Pérez

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:30pm | New York

Get an inside perspective on U.S.-Cuba relations and the Cuban economy in a cafecito on April 19 with a director at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy.  ... Read More

The United States and Cuba: A Snapshot of Current Collaborations

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:00am | New York
Webcast Available

Experts, business leaders, and congressional representatives will discuss U.S.-Cuba collaboration in the health, energy, trade, and business sectors at this half-day conference. ... Read More

Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm | New York

Join AS/COA and the Brookings Institution's Richard Feinberg, who will present his new book on the evolution of Cuba’s economic model. ... Read More

Networking Reception in Cuba

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:00pm | Havana

AS/COA, Engage Cuba & Cuba Educational Travel will host a Networking Reception at The Merger Gallery during the 2016 Havana International Trade Fair.  ... Read More

Business Delegation to Havana 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Friday, November 4, 2016 | Havana

The Cuba Working Group is taking a business delegation to Havana, Cuba during the 34th annual Havana International Trade Fair.  ... Read More

Entrepreneurship Lunch with Proyecto Cuba Emprende

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:00pm | New York

The directors of Proyecto Cuba Emprende, an entrepreneurial training program, will meet with our Cuba Working Group members to discuss their progress and setbacks. ... Read More

Energizing Cuba Conference

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:30am | New York

Join the AS/COA as we host the Energizing Cuba Conference on sustainable investments with high-ranking experts from Cuba and the United States. ... Read More

Cuba: Financial Services Lunch and Reception

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 1:30pm | New York

The AS/COA Cuba Working Group hosted a welcome reception in honor of the senior-level Cuban delegation visiting New York City. ... Read More

Cuba Night with Americas Quarterly

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:00pm | New York

Please join Americas Quarterly (AQ) to celebrate all things Cuba. ... Read More

Lunch with Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis and Josefina Vidal

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:30pm | New York

The American ambassador and the Cuba's director of U.S. affairs participated in an off-the-record lunch discussion. ... Read More

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Charting Progress

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:00am | New York

Join the AS/COA Cuba Working Group and Columbia University’s Cuba Program/ILAS in a conversation with Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis and Dr. Josefina Vidal Ferreiro. ... Read More

CEO Delegation to Havana 

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Havana

AS/COA co-led a group of business leaders from a variety of sectors to meet with a range of Cuban officials. ... Read More

United Way Worldwide Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:00pm | Miami

The AS/COA Cuba Working Group will serve as the lead expert for this event as we discuss the possibility of United Way's presence in Cuba. ... Read More

Tech Entrepreneur Lunch

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:00pm | New York

Join us for a discussion with a group of Cuban tech entrepreneurs.  ... Read More

Havana Networking Reception During the Presidential Visit to Cuba

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:30pm | Havana

AS/COA will host an evening of business, policy, and culture during the historic presidential visit to Havana.  ... Read More

Regulatory Briefing with U.S. Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 3:00pm | Washington

Join us for a discussion regarding the updated U.S. regulations towards Cuba and its new policy.  ... Read More

Private Discussion on Cuba with U.S. Congressmembers Emmer and Castor

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00am | Miami

Private briefing with AS/COA members & Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL). ... Read More

Briefing with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:00am | New York

Sepulveda will discuss his visit to Cuba for high-level telecom and Internet talks. ... Read More

Cuba: The Year in Review and a Look to the Future

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00am | New York
Webcast Available

Join AS/COA'S Cuba Working Group and the CAF - Development Bank of Latin America for a half-day conference on Cuba. ... Read More

2nd U.S.-Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit and the Cuba Finance, Infrastructure & Investment Summit

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Thursday, October 8, 2015 | New York

AS/COA is pleased to partner with Knowledge@Wharton and Momentum for two days of information focused on evaluating the opportunities presented by the normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba. ... Read More

Private Event: Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:00am | New York

AS/COA hosted Cuba's minister of foreign affairs and investment. ... Read More

Entrepreneurial Cuba: A Discussion on Cuba's Emerging Non-State Sector

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm | New York
Webcast Available

Join the AS/COA as we host Ted Henken and Archibald Ritter as they present their book Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape. ... Read More

The Cuba Opportunity Summit: AS/COA Partners with Knowledge @ Wharton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00am | New York

The Summit will provide insights for companies to develop a strategic roadmap to enter the Cuban market by considering opportunities and risks. ... Read More

LatAm in Focus: Queens of the Migrant Trail

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Photojournalist Lisette Poole talks about her 51-day journey documenting two Cuban women who travelled through 13 countries to get to the United States....

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LatAm in Focus: Cuba's New Constitution and 60 Years of the Revolution

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

What will change after the February 24 referendum and to what degree does President Díaz-Canel represent continuity of the Castro era?...

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LatAm in Focus: Clandestina's Founders on Building a Fashion Brand in a Shifting Cuba

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Entrepeneurial couple Idania del Rio and Leire Fernández share the adventures and hurdles involved with launching the island’s first independent fashion label....

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LatAm in Focus: El sueño americano en Cuba y los desafíos del cuentapropista

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hablamos con emprendedores sobre el impacto de las más recientes medidas que han tomado los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos y de Cuba....

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LatAm in Focus: Can U.S. Agricultural Exports to Cuba Line Up with White House Policy?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

As the Trump administration changes U.S.-Cuba policy, Republican Congressman Rick Crawford makes the case for why his bill is a win-win....

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LatAm in Focus: Richard Feinberg on the Post-Castro Cuban Economy

Friday, December 2, 2016

How will Cuba change after Fidel Castro’s death and with a new U.S. president?...

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AS/COA Online Explains: Lifting the Embargo on Cuba

December 14, 2015

Lifting the embargo on Cuba is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Experts from Havana and Washington weigh in....

KQED: AS/COA's Alana Tummino on Silicon Valley's Interest in Cuba

Monday, December 14, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talks to KQED News about internet access in Cuba and Silicon Valley companies' interest in entering that market....

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Video: U.S. Representative Tom Emmer on the Cuban Embargo

October 30, 2015

The U.S. congressman who introduced a bill to lift the embargo explains what it will take to change a more than 50-year-old policy....

Video: A How-to Guide for Investing in the Cuban Market

October 30, 2015

Speakers shed light on the investment opportunities that exist with changing regulations but an embargo still in place. ...

Video: Financing and Investment Opportunities in Cuba

October 30, 2015

Cubans are eager to expand their microenterprises, explain experts from Western Union to Cuba Emprende....

Video: The View from Havana - Cuban Economic Reforms and a Look to the Future

October 30, 2015

Visiting scholars from the University of Havana discussed Cuba's economic reforms and other changes necessary for the island's economy....

Video: A New Era of U.S.-Cuba Relations

October 30, 2015

Representatives of the U.S. government spoke with AS/COA's Susan Segal and Alana Tummino on what's ahead for the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement....

CNN: Alana Tummino on Cuba's Trade and Investment Relations

August 14, 2015

AS/COA's Cuba Working Group head talked about the new economic policies in Cuba and the embargo limitations for the United States. ...

CCTV: Alana Tummino on Next Steps in Restoring U.S.-Cuba Ties

August 14, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talked to CCTV about the potential and hurdles ahead for U.S.-Cuba ties....

Audio: Alana Tummino on Cuba's Growing Private Sector

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AS/COA's policy director talks to Marketplace and Quartz about Cuba's expanding non-state sector....

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Video: Roberta Jacobson at the Cuba Opportunity Summit on Thawing Relations

May 01, 2015

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs spoke with AS/COA's Susan Segal at Knowledge@Wharton's Cuba Opportunity Summit...

Video: Entrepreneurship and the Cuban Workforce (Cuba Opportunity Summit)

May 01, 2015

AS/COA's Alana Tummino guided a panel on Cuba's expanding non-state sector....

Interview: Ted Henken on Raúl Castro's 'Economic Mambo'

Friday, April 10, 2015

For every two steps forward the Cuban president takes with his economic reforms, says Henken, he takes one step back....

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Video: Entrepreneurial Cuba – A Discussion on Cuba's Emerging Non-State Sector

April 02, 2015

Raúl Castro's reforms have combined economics with ideology, diverging from Fidel's policies in an important, pragmatic way, say experts....

Bloomberg: Sabatini on Cuba's Relationship with the United States and Latin America

December 18, 2014

AS/COA's senior policy director puts recent U.S.-Cuba relations in a regional context, such as the island's ties with Venezuela....

CNN: Sabatini Explains How Cuba Will Benefit from New International Ties

December 18, 2014

AS/COA's senior director of policy explains why Cuba can benefit from its relationship with the United States rather than China, Russia, or Venezuela....

Audio: Christopher Sabatini on U.S.-Cuba Ties

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On WYNC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Sabatini spoke about the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba. ...

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Video: AQ and Efecto Naím Interview with Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez

April 04, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini interviewed Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on economic reform and politics in Cuba....

BBC: AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth on Cuban Leader Raúl Castro

February 28, 2013

AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth speaks to BCC about Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s announcement to leave the presidential helm in 2018....

Fox: Christopher Sabatini on Cuba's Migration Policy

January 03, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini tells that Cuba's migratory reform lets more Cubans travel abroad, but the government can still limit travel by controlling the issuing of passports....

Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions For First Time Since 1961

October 17, 2012

AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth speaks to Al Jazeera about President Raul Castro's decision to lift the travel restrictions in Cuba.  ...

Video: The Death of Cuban Activist Oswaldo Payá

July 27, 2012

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini discusses the Cuban activist's legacy, saying that while the movement for political dialogue in Cuba will continue, it will be hard to replace Payá's charismatic leadership. (en español)...