Business Class: Cuba Chic

A business trip to Castro's embargoed isle is the latest executive status symbol. Here's what savvy visitors are doing after hours

Discreetly mentioning your trip to Cuba these days is as likely to get you a knowing nod as a raised eyebrow. The U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago voted to lift restrictions on Americans traveling to Castro's island paradise, but already it seems that half the people I know, from local lawyers to textile execs, either have just returned or are leaving next week for a business trip there. Of course, many of these travelers are really pursuing the business of Cohibas, mojitos and long-lost nieces. But just in case you're one of those who really are meeting with the...

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