What We're Reading - March 21, 2016

Airbnb Opens Cuba Listings to Everyone….
Online Lodging Service Airbnb Opens Cuba Listings to World (AP – March 21, 2016)

Thank God, I thought I was going to have to use Airbnb….
Priceline unit Booking.com strikes Cuba deal for Americans (Reuters – March 21, 2016)

Good. Now I can continue to rack up my SPG Points…
Starwood Signs Deal to Renovate, Run Three Hotels in Cuba (WSJ – March 20, 2016)

And now Cuba will have better internet service than 99% of the U.S.
Obama to Announce Google Plan to Expand Cuba’s Web Access (WSJ – March 21, 2016)

And your family can wire you money when you run out…
Western Union says to expand in Cuba (Reuters - March 21, 2016)

As long as they don’t turn it into San Fran south….
Silicon Valley extends reach to Cuba (FT – March 18, 2016)

But seriously, Let’s approach this pragmatically….
Cuba’s “Knowledge Economy”: A Smart Way to Recharge the U.S.-Cuba Relationship (Univision – March 18, 2016)

And finally, from Buzz Killington….
Hard Realities Cloud Dreams of Businesses Hoping to Enter Cuba (WSJ – March 21, 2016)


Not So Fast There….
Brazil’s Supreme Court Stymies Ex-President da Silva’s Move to Cabinet (WSJ – March 19, 2016)

Sad News, And Not What Brazil Needed….
Brazilian Plane Crash Kills 7, Including Former Vale CEO (WSJ – March 19, 2016)

The Dragnet Reaches Portugal
Portugal Arrests Suspect in Petrobras Probe (WSJ – March 21, 2016)

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