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Podcast: Yanquis in Havana

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368 Yanquis in Havana

September 23, 2015

Tourist with traditional flower ladies in Old Havana, Cuba (F&D Magazine September 2015)

Cuba has been out of bounds for American tourists for more than 50 years. But with the US recently restoring diplomatic relations, some say it’s just a matter of time before the floodgate opens to a whole generation of baby boomers wanting to experience some of Hemmingway’s favorite watering holes. In this podcast the IMF’s Nicole Laframboise talks about how the thaw in relations between the US and Cuba could shake up the Caribbean tourism industry.

Nicole Laframboise, a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, and author of “Yankees in Havana” published in the September 2015 edition of Finance and Development Magazine.

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