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New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

New chill enters US-Cuba relations after Obama's brief thaw

President Obama has made several goodwill gestures toward Havana, giving
US businesses the hope that Cuba relations could improve. But the Castro
regime appears unwilling to compromise.

By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / March 30, 2010
Washington

US business is setting its sights on Cuba, but the… Continue reading

Cuba's food woes worsen

Cuba's food woes worsen
By: The Economist
29/03/2010 1:00 AM

Two years ago last month, Raul Castro formally took over as Cuba's
president from his convalescent elder brother, Fidel. The switch raised
hopes of reforms, especially of the communist country's long
dysfunctional agriculture. But change has been glacial.

Official figures show that in the first two… Continue reading

Damas contra talibanes

Damas contra talibanes
Francisco Chaviano González

LA HABANA, Cuba, marzo (Cambio Debate / www.cubanet.org) – Un amigo, a
quien conocí en prisión, me dijo: "Los partidarios de este gobierno han
quedado reducidos a una minoría. Son soberbios, gritones, inescrupulosos
y agresivos.

Nosotros, los opositores activos, también somos minoría, y entre ambos
se encuentra la mayoría… Continue reading

Los burócratas culpan a la burocracia de los problemas de producción

Los burócratas culpan a la burocracia de los problemas de producción
Lunes 29 de Marzo de 2010 18:06 Agencias

El diario Granma, portavoz del gobernante Partido Comunista, acusa este
lunes a la "burocracia" de frenar la producción porcina en La Habana, al
reseñar una reunión a la que asistieron funcionarios de instituciones
estatales y del sindicato… Continue reading

Pierde impulso cabildeo contra el embargo

Posted on Sunday, 03.28.10

Pierde impulso cabildeo contra el embargo
jtamayo@elnuevoherald.com

Mauricio Claver-Carone no canta victoria en su campaña de cabildeo para
mantener las sanciones de Estados Unidos contra Cuba, pero está
obviamente confiado tras los recientes abusos a los derechos humanos, el
anunciado retiro de tres importantes congresistas partidarios de relajar
las medidas punitivas y… Continue reading

Cuban abuses may scuttle efforts to ease sanctions

Posted on Sunday, 03.28.10
U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

Cuban abuses may scuttle efforts to ease sanctions
Some monumental misbehavior by the Castro government may scuttle a move
in Congress to ease sanctions.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

The recent brutish crackdown on the Ladies in White protest marchers,
the latest in a string of abuses in Cuba, might… Continue reading

Hungry for change

Cuba's food shortages

Hungry for change
The timidity of agricultural reform

Mar 25th 2010 | HAVANA | From The Economist print edition

TWO years ago last month Raúl Castro formally took over as Cuba's
president from his convalescent elder brother, Fidel. The switch raised
hopes of reforms, especially of the communist country's long
dysfunctional agriculture. But… Continue reading

Cuba bill would increase U.S. ag trade

Monday, March 22, 2010
Cuba bill would increase U.S. ag trade

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. grain organizations have endorsed legislation
which would expand one-way trade and lift current travel restrictions
with Cuba.

The National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean
Association have announced support of H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction
Reform and Export Enhancement Act,… Continue reading

Stock of seed potatoes increased in Ciego de Ávila

Cuba: Stock of seed potatoes increased in Ciego de Ávila

Peasants in Ciego de Ávila province are growing over a hundred potato
varieties in an experimental way, with the objective of using the most
suitable seeds for next sawing seasons.

The growing is carried out in an area belonging to the Paquito González
agricultural production cooperative,… Continue reading

Georgia Governor Leading Trade Mission to Cuba

Georgia Governor Leading Trade Mission to Cuba
David Beasley
Atlanta – 03.24.10

The state of Georgia is leading a trade mission to Cuba June 6-8 and is
inviting companies involved in agriculture, fishing, forestry, medicine
and telecommunications to go along.

Gov. Sonny Perdue plans to make the trip as well, his office confirmed
Wednesday.

Although the… Continue reading

Rural Minnesota group visits Cuba, see trade opportunities

Rural Minnesota group visits Cuba, see trade opportunities
By Joe Kimball | Published Mon, Mar 22 2010 11:29 am

A Minnesota group of agriculture and rural leaders is back from a visit
to Cuba and sees lots of opportunities there for such state products as
cooking oil and beef, if the trade embargo is lifted.

The… Continue reading

Cuban farmers press for reform

Cuban farmers press for reform
Web posted at: 3/20/2010 3:4:12
Source ::: Reuters

HAVANA: Cuban farmers are pressing for greater autonomy to produce and
sell their crops, blaming government inefficiency for Cuba's falling
food output despite agricultural reforms introduced by President Raul
Castro.

In meetings around the country, they have complained that the communist
government is… Continue reading

China to increase cooperation projects with Cuba

China to increase cooperation projects with Cuba
Published on Saturday, March 20, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Liu Yuqin, Chinese ambassador to Cuba, said in
Havana that his country will increase the number of projects in the
Caribbean nation as part of the bilateral cooperation.

Yuqin and Orlando Hernández, deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and
Investment… Continue reading

El caldero vacío

El caldero vacío
Osmar Laffita Rojas

LA HABANA, Cuba, marzo (www.cubanet.org) – En Ciudad de La Habana, con
una población de dos millones de habitantes, la demanda de alimentos es
cada día mayor, pero la respuesta de los encargados de garantizar el
suministro de productos agrícolas a la red minorista, dista mucho de
satisfacer… Continue reading

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