José Ramón Cabañas, the head of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday will speak to the local business community, keying on a recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations.
Cabañas, who formerly served as Cuba's ambassador to Austria, is thought to be the natural choice as his nation's ambassador to the U.S. if full diplomatic relations are restored and the U.S. and Cuba re-open embassies in each other's capitals.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is hosting Cabañas, who will speak at a luncheon at the Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton. According to a press release, Cabañas will talk about "investment opportunities in Cuba for U.S. and Florida companies, the new Mariel port project and the current changes underway on the island." The event runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations, which are required, can be made by emailing ManateeChamber.com/events.
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