Financier Resorts To The Spotlight

by Peter Kennedy Without attracting much attention, Vancouver financier Walter Berukoff has emerged as one of Cuba’s largest foreign investors by sinking about $60 million into mining and real estate projects on the Caribbean island. “Most people know very little about what I own and I’d rather keep it that way.” the 55 year old…

Fidel Castro’s Canadian Friend

by John Schreiner Vancouver – When North Vancouver’s Walter Berukoff needs to converse with Fidel Castrom Cuba’s president, he relies on a language they share in common: Russian. “I get along in Cuba because I speak Russian,” says Mr. Berukoff, 53, the son of Doukhobors who settled in British Columbia after leaving Russia during the…

Cooling On Cuba

Maclean’s magazine did a story on Cuba and Walter Berukoff was mentioned. Many Canadians ,may detest it, but Helms-Burton is having an impact by Nomi Morris With hammer’s clamnging and drills whining, laborers at Havana’s Jose Marti airport are rushing to finish an airy new terminal building by the end of this month. Overseen by…

Helping To Pull Off Fidel’s Miracle

Maclean’s magazine did a story on Cuba and Walter Berukoff was mentioned. by Peter C Newman According to Marcos Portal Leon’s business card, he is the Minister of Basic Industry in the Cuban Government of Fidel Castro. In fact, he is in charge of reviving the Cuban economy by establishing business ventures for foreign entrepreneurs.…

Checking Into Cuba

Time magazine did a story on Cuba and Walter Berukoff was mentioned. After years of being locked out of the island, US hoteliers link up with those who have the keys by Bernard Baumohl For an officially embargoed “enemy” of the US, Cuba seems to be getting pretty popular with American tourists and businessman. There…

The Cuban Factor

$400-million Canadian hotel joint-venture to add 4,200 rooms by 2006, McConnell Valdes already registering clients’ trademarks – just in case by Pedro Smith While Puerto Rico proudly boasts of the addition of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the past four years, Cuba is quietly working on the construction of 27,000 new rooms by the year…

Canadian Firm Sees Gold Mine In Cuban Market

by Robert Selwitz Vancouver, British Columbia – A private Canadian company has formed a joint venture with Grand Caribe, one of Cuba’s state hotel companies, to build 11 new hotels over a 10-year period. The properties will represent about 4,200 guest rooms. Walter Berukoff, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Miramar Mining, is the man behind…