A group of Cuban American entrepreneurs from Miami are visiting Cuba to study the nation's economy and take a close look at possibilities for foreign investment on the island, Prensa Latina reported Wednesday.
The group is headed by Roberto Solis Avila, president of Cuban American Professionals and Entrepreneurs (PECA in Spanish), a business organization founded in April. Members are mostly Cubans who came to the United States in 1980 during the Mariel boat lift. Many of PECA's members run travel agencies or companies that ship goods to Cuba.Mr. Solis told Prensa Latina that the delegation is willing "to risk a hostile reception by the local press" after returning to Miami. "We are doing nothing illegal," Mr. Solis told Prensa Latina. "We are collecting information, just like other entrepreneurs who are interested in learning the reality and possibilities of Cuba's economy."
The Cuban Americans visiting Cuba are interested in several sectors, Mr. Solis said, among them agriculture, biotechnology and manufacturing.