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Artisanal Charcoal to Become 1st Cuban Export to US

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the U.S. in recent history this month under a new deal between the Cuban government and the former lawyer for imprisoned U.S. government contractor Alan Gross. Attorney Scott Gilbert has sought to build economic ties between the two countries since Gross' release. He said Thursday that a company he founded will buy 80 tons of charcoal made from the invasive woody plant marabu. The charcoal is produced by worker-owned...

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