Cuba Standard is an independent digital news service that provides reliable, factual information and insightful analysis on the Cuban economy. It is â€śthe standardâ€ť for people doing business on and with the island. The free flow of information and the right of self-determination for Cubans are central tenets of the publication. Cuba Standard arose from the recognition that there are few trustworthy, independent, first-hand news providers related to the economy and business in Cuba.
There are so many exciting realities that people may benefit from knowing, like the fact that the United States is the Number One foodÂ exporterÂ toÂ Cuba today, in spite of the ongoing 50-year old embargo. Cuba sits at the footsteps of a new era, and Cuba Standard intends to chronicle the next century of Cuban trade and commerce. We certainly hope to add value to the daily lives and endeavors of our readership. We are here for you, and welcome your comments, criticisms and suggestions.
To provide current, accurate and independent information relating to a full range of economic, legal and business issues affecting Cuba and Cubaâ€™s relations in the world. To be the primary electronic source of information relating to business, legal, trade, foreign and internal investment, and U.S. and regional economic and social policy developments relating to Cuba. Be a dynamic source of information on the U.S. embargo, other restrictions, and changes as they occur.
Jason Busto is an accomplished entrepreneur. As a fifth-generation Floridian with Latin heritage, he has been fascinated with Cuba since his childhood in Tampa, Florida, a city with rich historical ties to Havana from the cigar industry days. His interest in objective journalism arose out of many conversations with the Cuban community and others who feel their destinies are tied to the fate of this island nation. Mr. Busto earned his B.A. in Government with Honors from the University of San Francisco and his MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Johannes Werner has worked for 20 years as a business/economic journalist in Europe, Latin America and the United States. His award-winning articles cover a wide range of beats. Werner, who has been traveling to Cuba since 1999, has a masterâ€™s degree in Latin American history from Freie UniversitĂ¤t Berlin.
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Andy Goddard has over 30 years of international business experience and has been involved with Cuba since 1998, when he began publishing Cuba Trade & Investment News. Now entering its 13th year of publication, the monthly is widely considered the leading source of in-depth commercial analysis for Cuban economic matters. Goddard first became involved in international affairs as a teacher and tea cooperative advisor in East Africa. Later, he served as Director of International Finance with an international accounting and consulting firm, vice president of a specialized trade and marketing firm. In addition to Cuba Trade & Investment News, he published NAFTA Trade & Investment Report in 1996.