The first maritime shipment from Cuba arrived in Ft. Lauderdale FL - Port Everglades this past week. Officials from Port Everglades and the Port of Palm Beach met with Cuban representatives, showing positive signs of trade cooperation, but failed to negotiate an agreement. This diplomacy collapse was one day after Gov. Scott threatened to cut off state port funding if the ports signed a pact with Cuba. On December 2014, the City of Ft. Lauderdale suffered a DDoS attack from a politically focused hacking group. A Florida embargo of Cuban goods could precipitate similar cyber actions.
Wapack Labs extensively reported on maritime sector issues in the past. An archive of related reporting can be found in the Red Sky Alliance portal in the Red Sky Alliance Portal.
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COUNTRIES: US (FL) & CU
REPORT DATE: 20170127