While a new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans now having a favorable view of Cuba, that positive view is much more evident in Democrats than in Republicans.
The company will make a small, red tractor it calls the "Oggún" in homage to the Afro-Cuban Santeria spirit of metal work. American workers initially will build the pieces in Paint Rock, Ala., and assemble them in a facility at the port of Mariel, a special economic zone about 30 miles west of Havana. Berenthal said the goal is to have American workers train Cubans to do the work and manage the operation in Cuba.
Read the full USA Today story about the two Alabama engineers who had never built tractors before, and their quixotic plan to embrace the new Cuba.
ALSO: regular air service between the U.S. and Cuba is beginning.