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Dinner and private concert, but little traction on business trip by Texas governor in Cuba

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car with his security detail nearby, during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car with his security detail nearby, during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car with his security detail nearby, during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott looks out from a car with his security detail nearby, during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in the Bay of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Abbott is on a two-day visit to Cuba with a business delegation looking to reintroduce Texas agricultural products to a growing Cuban market. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)  (The Associated Press)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has enjoyed dinner and a private concert in Havana but hasn't made much traction so far in finding opportunities for Texas businesses on a three-day trip to Cuba.

Abbott is at least the third U.S. governor to travel to Cuba since the declaration of detente with the U.S. nearly a year ago. He appears to be trying to maintain a low profile, announcing the trip at the last minute and declining to speak with international media based in Cuba.

According to a local reporter traveling with Abbott, the governor dined and watched a private concert at one of the city's high-end private restaurants Monday evening but was told by Cuban officials Tuesday that there are little opportunities for Texas businesses on the island at the moment.