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    NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba << NY Times

    PepsiCo wants in. So do Caterpillar and Marriott International.

    Within hours of President Obama’s historic move to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies in the United States were already developing strategies to introduce their products and services to a market they have not been in for the better part of 50 years — if ever.

    “Cuba is a potential market for John Deere products and services,” Ken Golden, a spokesman for Deere & Company, a leading maker of farm and construction equipment based in Illinois, said by email.
    Thus begins a torrent of investment that the Cuban regime will, hopefully, find impossible to resist.

    Meanwhile, some left wingers don't like it. They bemoan the possible loss of Cuba's charm with the influx of American corporations. Yes, the continued grinding poverty of the Cuban people is a small price to pay to avoid McDonald's and to maintain the quaint atmosphere of the streets of Havana where no new buildings have been put up in 50 years and existing buildings often have no glass in the windows and no roofs. Where will one go now to see 1950's Studebakers still being used?

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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Sounds like fun!

    The regime will no doubt keep a watchful eye on it.

    Go at it, boys.
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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Say goodbye to Vegas.

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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
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    Thus begins a torrent of investment that the Cuban regime will, hopefully, find impossible to resist.

    Meanwhile, some left wingers don't like it. They bemoan the possible loss of Cuba's charm with the influx of American corporations. Yes, the continued grinding poverty of the Cuban people is a small price to pay to avoid McDonald's and to maintain the quaint atmosphere of the streets of Havana where no new buildings have been put up in 50 years and existing buildings often have no glass in the windows and no roofs. Where will one go now to see 1950's Studebakers still being used?
    Meanwhile, some right wingers don't like it, either. They bemoan that Obama will get the glory and credit for normalizing diplomatic relations and opening the market with Cuba and that Florida Cubans will vote for democrats causing the GOP candidate to lose in 2016 and beyond.

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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Meanwhile, some right wingers don't like it, either. They bemoan that Obama will get the glory and credit for normalizing diplomatic relations and opening the market with Cuba and that Florida Cubans will vote for democrats causing the GOP candidate to lose in 2016 and beyond.
    I haven't seen any griping of that sort. Rather, they don't agree that opening relations will help the Cuban people; it's handing the Castros a victory and strengthening their regime for nothing, they say.

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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Since the Libbos are all for this, does that mean that they won't be crying when jobs are outsourced?
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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Since the Libbos are all for this, does that mean that they won't be crying when jobs are outsourced?
    Yep, because the cure for that loss of US jobs will be ever more income redistribution programs to achieve "social justice". Most don't care where a widget comes from so long as they can "have access" to that widget.
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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Since the Libbos are all for this, does that mean that they won't be crying when jobs are outsourced?
    I think most of the jobs that would be outsourced to Cuba have already been outsourced to other places like Mexico. It would also have to be approved by the Cubans which I doubt they would do.

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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I think most of the jobs that would be outsourced to Cuba have already been outsourced to other places like Mexico. It would also have to be approved by the Cubans which I doubt they would do.
    Why wouldn't the regime approve it?
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    Re: NY Times: US Businesses Scout Opportunities in Cuba

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    Thus begins a torrent of investment that the Cuban regime will, hopefully, find impossible to resist.

    Meanwhile, some left wingers don't like it. They bemoan the possible loss of Cuba's charm with the influx of American corporations. Yes, the continued grinding poverty of the Cuban people is a small price to pay to avoid McDonald's and to maintain the quaint atmosphere of the streets of Havana where no new buildings have been put up in 50 years and existing buildings often have no glass in the windows and no roofs. Where will one go now to see 1950's Studebakers still being used?
    Of course they would, it would be an opportunity for business to operate in Cuba should we bring about diplomatic changes. It would be only natural.
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