Ambassador Charles Shapiro tackles implications for the move to normalize relations with the communist country

Barbara Rose

Washington is proposing normalized relations with Havana. The Cuban capitol is pictured here in a recent photo.  

I never imagined that this president – or the next one, or the one after that -- would call for the exchange of Cuban and U.S.ambassadors, for ending the embargo and for taking Cuba off the terrorist list. Supporters of these changes are calling Mr. Obama a bold statesman; opponents have tagged him the appeaser-in-chief. More
A Norcross-based provider of air duct cleaning services in commercial buildings and homes has found a franchisee to take its brand into Nigeria.  More
After only 40 days representing his country in the Southeast, Seong-jin Kim, Korea's consul general based in Atlanta, knows how to capture his audience here. More
Some local economic developers may be patting themselves on the back for Atlanta’s new ranking as the top U.S. city for foreign-investment strategy. But Jorge Fernandez, vice president of global commerce at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, insists it was a team effort that helped garner that recognition by fDi Intelligence.  More
Mercedes-Benz USA is rumored to be considering moving its headquarters from New Jersey to the South, eyeing Atlanta and multiple cities in North Carolina, according to news reports.  More

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