Thaw in Cuban Economic Sanctions May Heat Up Florida’s Economy

As a Cuban-American, I am torn with the other economic and social implications from relaxed relations between the US and Cuba. However, I am an avid believer in building a middle class through a better economic system in order to make social change happen. Let’s see where it goes!

The DeVoe L. Moore Center Blog

By: Roberto Cordovez*

Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Cuba’s President Raul Castro (L) speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ trip to Havana has put Cuba back in the spotlight as America continues journey toward normalizing relations between the two nations. While most believe normalization will be a boon for Cuba’s economy, few have explored the implications for Florida’s economy.

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