Thawing relations between the US and Cuba promise a flood of unprecedented business opportunities on the island. But after enduring shake-downs, seized assets, and even prison, some who've done business in Cuba tell a cautionary tale.
As the stars and stripes are raised at the US embassy in Havana for the first time since 1961, Cuba's dissidents are arrested for expressing political opinions — and sometimes just for the possibility that they might.
After the release if dozens of prisoners, the US government says it will maintain pressure on Cuba to release more ‘political’ detainees.
The goal of the government subcontractor’s mission depends on who you ask.
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, a Cuban citizen, spent 20 years in jail for providing intelligence to the CIA. His ordeal was a last vestige of the Cold War between the US and Cuba.
The US and Cuba swapped prisoners and announced a plan to resume diplomatic relationships, starting a "new chapter" after half a century of hostility.