Daily Business Review – July 2nd, 2015: James Meyer quoted regarding Florida Bar Plans for Cuba Trip
The Florida Bar plans to arrange another trip to Cuba for attorneys in the upcoming months. They hope to focus this trip exclusively on attending meetings and open discussions with officials on the island regarding current legal issues, a transitional government and politics which is exactly what Steve Hagen, George Harper, Steven Harper and James Meyer did when they traveled separately to Cuba on the Florida Bar’s first trip. They met with various professionals and legal scholars and engaged in a series of professional meetings with lawyers, government officials and dissidents to exchange ideas on the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. James Meyer said he went to test U.S. and Cuban travel policies. He stated: “I wanted to experiment with the Cuban government to see if they would let us in to do business meetings and to see how OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) would respond.”