Daily Archives: July 13, 2008
Cuba lowers reform expectations
President Raul Castro has given his most sombre assessment of Cuba's
economic situation since he succeeded his brother Fidel in February.
In a televised address before the assembly, Mr Castro said he would have
to lift restrictions on salaries more slowly than anticipated.
He said key reforms could be affected by global… Continue reading
Cuba pushes to double its rice production
July 13, 2008
BAHIA HONDA, Cuba – Soaring world rice prices have Cubans worried about
keeping the national dish of beans and rice on the table – and officials
are scrambling to increase local production.
Raul Castro's government hopes to halve rice imports over the next five… Continue reading