First—an update on my last article about President Trump and Cuba: My friends and contacts in Havana have reported a serious increase in the number of visitors from the U.S. Government—not just tourists and private investors, but U.S. Government officials. This would seem to add support to my beliefs mentioned in my previous article. But once again–with issues involving Cuba and the U.S. Government—few people know what will happen and especially when it will happen.
Currency trading is one of the most common questions I receive from potential Cuba travelers. It is also a relatively complicated subject which seems to change frequently. Rather than re-explain my opinion and experience with currencies, I am providing a link below to an article about this subject. It is followed by comments by an equally informed author with a contrarian viewpoint. I suggest you read the back-and-forth comments, which were recently published in HavanaTimes.org. (My personal beliefs align more with commenter Bob Michaels, who provided the contrarian viewpoint.)
While reading this article, I also suggest you scroll through this online newspaper. Read the Opinion section, and articles that are not necessarily favorable to the Cuban government. Unless you have been closely following a variety of bloggers and commentators who write about contemporary Cuba, you may be surprised to discover that dissent in Cuba is not automatically crushed.