Statement on Announcement of U.S. - Cuba Embargo Talks by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. Founder

Statement on Announcement of U.S. - Cuba Embargo Talks by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. Founder

[December 19th, 2014. New York, NY] On Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro took the first steps toward ending the 56-year Cuban embargo, whose discontinuation requires congressional approval. The announcement came as part of a prisoner exchange that was negotiated with the assistance of Pope Francis and the government of Canada.

“Though reaction from both sides of the political isle is mixed, it's important to note the benefits that an embargo reversal would pose across all industries” says L. Blake Harvey, Founder at New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. “Although Cuba remains a communist country, CEO's around the United States are excited to explore the possibility of expansion into Cuban markets. The tourism, aviation, hotel, agriculture, and automobile industries are among those who are anticipated to reap the largest benefit from this historic deal. The expected influx of American businesses into Cuba will create long-lasting job opportunities for both countries, as well as for interested candidates around the world” continued L. Blake Harvey.

L. Blake Harvey added, “The firm will commit to inviting American businesses to consider investment in Cuba, as this country's level of talent, especially in healthcare and technology, will positively impact our entire civilization. Thank you to U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro, the Canadian government, and the Vatican for piloting negotiations, and considering the stability of the country of Cuba for years to come.”

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