Cuba and Mexico: Impressions of a first-time visitor to Cuba

MEI Market Note 080: Cuba and Mexico: Impressions of a first-time visitor to Cuba

CUBA — This report, based on a four-day visit to Cuba (October 19-22, 2015), offers a half-dozen comparisons with Mexican society and public institutions. Cuba and Mexico have maintained diplomatic relations during the decades of the American export embargo, and each society has iconic status in the other. Table 1 compares the access to Internet of Mexico, Cuba and China. Table 2 is a list of some 30 features of the two societies where a binary contrast may be made (yes/no).

A selection from Table 2 was published in Spanish in Excesior:

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.