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Posted April 07, 2008 by publisher in Cuba-US Trade

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On Tuesday April 8th, the Cuba Business Roundtable at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami will begin a quarterly series of live public telephone conference calls hosted by some of the top ICCAS Cuba experts and special guests.

This special series will begin exploring the challenges and opportunities that businesses will encounter in a post-Castro, post-embargo Cuba. The series is designed to help business executives, attorneys, and other professionals to keep up-to-date on Cuban events relevant to business opportunities in a post-Castro, post-Embargo Cuba.

The live conference call will begin promptly at 11:30am Eastern time and you have to call (305) 284–2822 to RSVP your participation in the conference call and to obtain the conference call number and code as there will be a limited number of access lines. Some AT&T charges may apply.


Dr. Jaime Suchlicki, Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, and Professor of History at the University of Miami.  Dr. Suchlicki was the founding Executive Director of the North-South Center.  He is a highly regarded consultant to both the private and public sector on Cuba and Latin American affairs.  He is the author of Cuba: from Columbus to Castro and Beyond, now in its fifth edition.

Dr. José Azel, is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. Dr. Azel was an Adjunct Professor of International Business at the School of Business Administration, Department of Management, University of Miami. He has a comprehensive general management background integrating broad functional experience in corporate governance, organizational development and finance.

Special Guest: 

Pedro A. Freyre, is a shareholder and Co Chair of the Global practice group in the law firm of Akerman, Senterfitt. He received his B.A. in Latin American Studies (Magna Cum Laude 1971) and his J.D. (1974) from the University of Miami.  Mr. Freyre is past Chairman of FACE (Facts about Cuban Exiles). Mr. Freyre is also a member and Co-Chairman of the Free Cuba Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  He is a contributing author in the International Transactions Volume published by the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar. He has written several Law Review Articles on the impact of U.S. Embargo regulations.

Following the Cuba Conference Call (CCC) presentations, subscribers to the Cuba Business Roundtable Executive service will have a private open line to question the presenters. For information on this service please contact: Karen Fernandez: (305)284–2822 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Karen Fernandez

University of Miami

Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

1531 Brescia Avenue

Coral Gables, FL 33146


(305)284-4875 Fax

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