The 15th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (aka SF Doc Fest) is revving up its traditional rambunctious roster of party-nights and screenings Doc Fest with run for two weeks, from June 2-16.This year's line-up includes 32 premieres—including seven world premieres.Attorney General Lisa Madigan opted out, and a bunch of white guys jumped in, including billionaire venture capitalist and Hyatt Hotel heir J. Pritzker, wealthy business executive Chris Kennedy of the Kennedy Clan, Evanston state Senator Daniel Biss (D-9), downstate school superintendent Bob Daiber, Alex Paterakis, plus Ameya Pawar, a Chicago alderman of Asian Indian descent.
Called by The Wall Street Journal as the chief trade negotiator of the Obama administration, Froman’s activities would not be relevant at all if both countries had normal economic or at least commercial relations. Exchange is restricted at present to the import of agricultural products by Cuba and, theoretically, due to the recent exceptions made under Obama’s presidency which “have not functioned and unfortunately seem will not be able to function,” as Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez explained.
The futures of the S&P 500 also saw a strong drop (-5.01 percent) as well as those of the Nasdaq (-5.08 percent).
The feeling of nervousness also reached Asia, where the Tokyo stock exchange fell by more than 1,000 points and 6 percent in the final stretch of the session.
In 2015 Cuba imported from the United States 180 million dollars’ worth of goods, 40 percent less than the previous year, according to data available on the website of Froman’s office.
Out of the total, 150 million were for purchasing food, mainly chicken.