Sunday, August 27, 2006

Southern Methodist University business students to visit Cuba

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Sunday August 27 2006

By: Associated Press

DALLAS -- Some MBA students from Southern Methodist University are heading for Cuba at a time of renewed interest in the politics and business of the island.

Longtime leader Fidel Castro had emergency intestinal surgery last month and temporarily turned over power to his brother, Raul.

The younger Castro has shown interest in greater flexibility of the state-controlled economy in the communist country.

The SMU group of 85 students and administrators is expected to meet with businesses leaders and visit a tourist resort and American mission during the four-day trip.

They'll attend a presentation on Cuba's public health system, economy, culture and business.

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