Cuba’s Raul Castro meets with U.S. Chamber of Commerce president

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In another life I would have said that this was clearly progress, the head of a communist/socialist country meeting with the head of the US Chamber of Commerce. Nowadays, I am not so sure.

(From Reuters)

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro’s economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week.

The chamber has been urging the Cuban government to sign a number of agreements with major companies such as General Electric (GE.N), negotiated over the last 18 months, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”

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Why am I reminded of this scene from The Godfather Part II?