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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Cuba reaps millions from fair

Cuba reaps millions from fair
By Ray Sánchez
Havana Correspondent
Posted May 31 2007

Havana · In the end, Cuban officials seemed to value the open criticism
of the U.S. trade embargo almost as much as the millions of dollars'
worth of food products purchased at a trade fair Wednesday.

Some 275 representatives from 114 companies… Continue reading

CONCLUYÓ LA ZAFRA AZUCARERA

CONCLUYÓ LA ZAFRA AZUCARERA
Oscar Espinosa Chepe
31 de mayo de 2007

La Habana – bitacoracubana – La zafra 2007 finalizó, según información
del periódico Granma del 23 de mayo. Aunque comenzó con augurios muy
optimistas de que marcaría finalmente el inicio de la recuperación de la
industria azucarera, los datos recopilados indican todo lo contrario.… Continue reading

U.S. growers pitch agricultural deals to Cuba

U.S. growers pitch agricultural deals to Cuba
By Anthony Boadle Mon May 28, 7:28 PM ET

HAVANA (Reuters) – With a catfish fry for Cuban officials and pleas to U.S.
President George W. Bush to ease sanctions, dozens of American
businessmen began negotiating new sales of agricultural products to
communist Cuba on Monday.

"I challenge Mr.… Continue reading

Rice Producers Watch Cuba Trade Talks

AP
Rice Producers Watch Cuba Trade Talks
Tuesday May 29, 4:02 pm ET
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Writer
Ark. Rice Growers, Others Could Profit if Cuba Trade Rules Lifted

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — As U.S. Rep. Marion Berry attends agriculture trade
talks this week in Cuba, Arkansas rice producers and others are hoping
restrictions on… Continue reading

Georgia Lawmaker Visits Cuba

Georgia Lawmaker Visits Cuba

POSTED: 6:08 am EDT May 29, 2007

HAVANA — Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah is among five U.S.
lawmakers who made an unannounced visit to Cuba.

The five appeared Monday at an agricultural trade fair during which the
communist island hopes to sign contracts for as much as $150 million in
American… Continue reading

Productores agrícolas de EEUU asisten a reunión en Cuba

Publicado el martes 29 de mayo del 2007

Productores agrícolas de EEUU asisten a reunión en Cuba
LA HABANA

ANDREA RODRIGUEZ / AP
Un centenar de productores agrícolas estadounidenses se reúnen en la
capital cubana con la meta de formalizar transacciones superiores a los
$100 millones.

Pedro Alvarez, titular de la compradora de alimentos Alimport, afirmó… Continue reading

Las leyes migratorias pueden cambiar vidas

Publicado el martes 29 de mayo del 2007

Las leyes migratorias pueden cambiar vidas
LAURA FIGUEROA
The Miami Herald

La buena suerte, para Berta Olivares, llegó en 1986.

Dejó de preocuparse de que los agentes de inmigración descubrieran que
su visa había caducado en 1979. Tenía 18 años durante esa visita a Miami
cuando su madre… Continue reading

Cuba abre ronda de negocios con exportadores de enemigo EEUU

Cuba abre ronda de negocios con exportadores de enemigo EEUU
28 de mayo de 2007, 05:59 PM

LA HABANA (Reuters) – El Gobierno de Cuba abrió el lunes una nueva ronda
de negocios con 114 ejecutivos de empresas agrícolas de Estados Unidos,
su enemigo ideológico y a la vez su principal proveedor de alimentos.

Durante los… Continue reading

Torrijos descarta que TLC con EEUU afecte las relaciones con Cuba y Venezuela

BRASIL-PANAMA
Torrijos descarta que TLC con EEUU afecte las relaciones con Cuba y
Venezuela
Fecha: 24/5/2007 Fuente : EFE

Sao Paulo, 24 may (EFECOM).- El presidente de Panamá, Martín Torrijos,
descartó hoy que el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) que se negocia con
Estados Unidos vaya a afectar a sus relaciones con Cuba y Venezuela.

El… Continue reading

Cuba lista para importar papas de Dakota

Cuba lista para importar papas de Dakota

Yahoo! News.

LA HABANA, 24 (AP) – Cuba despachará a varios agrónomos a Dakota del
Norte en los próximos meses para cerrar su primer acuerdo para importar
semillas de papas, dijeron funcionarios el jueves.

Dos inspectores agrónomos de Cuba visitarán los campos del estado
norteamericano para analizar cómo empaquetan… Continue reading

State group arrives in Cuba on Friday

May 24, 2007
State group arrives in Cuba on Friday

Another Alabama trade mission is scheduled to arrive in Cuba on Friday
with several legislators planning to accompany officials from the state
Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Department spokeswoman Christy Rhodes Kirk said the state-funded
delegation will assist Alabama companies in negotiations for the sale of… Continue reading

Cuba expects up to US$150 million in new U.S. trade at farm gathering

Cuba expects up to US$150 million in new U.S. trade at farm gathering
Anita Snow
Canadian Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

HAVANA (AP) – Communist Cuba expects to sign contracts for much as
US$150 million in American agricultural goods next week at the largest
gathering of U.S. farm producers here since Fidel Castro fell ill last… Continue reading

Labour employees to be trained in Cuba

Labour employees to be trained in Cuba
May 23 2007 at 12:14PM

Labour department employees from around the country will jet out on a
two-week skills training programme in Cuba, the department said on
Wednesday.

Spokesperson Zolisa Sigabi said the study visit formed part of a
standing bilateral agreement between the two countries.

She said the… Continue reading

North Dakota seeks agreement to ship potatoes to Cuba

Posted on Tue, May. 22, 2007

North Dakota seeks agreement to ship potatoes to Cuba
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA —
North Dakota wants to ship potatoes to Cuba, and was looking Tuesday for
ways to get them to this Caribbean island without spoiling.

Representatives from two potato producing companies and state experts on… Continue reading

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