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Entrepreneurship in Cuba – ‘The Doors Are Opening’

Entrepreneurship in Cuba: ‘The Doors Are Opening’ Apr 03, 2015 Business Radio Podcasts Latin America The likelihood of the U.S. lifting its 54-year-old trade and investment embargo on Cuba is proving a catalyst in boosting entrepreneurship in the island nation. Cuba under Raul Castro has in recent years steadily opened up the economy and removed […] Continue reading

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba By Ramphis Castro, Founder, Mindchemy March 13, 2015, 7:00 AM PDT This Re/code series of contributed essays from Kauffman Fellows will provide stories from their on-the-ground view of technology entrepreneurship today, and its implications for the future. Founded in 1994, Kauffman Fellows is a Silicon Valley-based leadership program for […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses

Exiled Cuban Businessmen Come to Havana for Its Horses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on February 22, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 18 February 2015 — The horse — like the language and guitar — were brought to Cuba from Spain and are today a part of the national culture. It is impossible to forget the […] Continue reading

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them Published December 21, 2014 Fox News Latino WASHINGTON (AP) – Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there […] Continue reading

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship Supporters of the Castros have long argued that a transition to democracy is made impossible by US hostility. That excuse may no longer hold Owen Jones theguardian.com, Thursday 18 December 2014 11.23 GMT ‘If Cuba establishes democracy – while maintaining the grand achievements of the […] Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation December 2, 2014 Dariela Aquique* HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines, the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in history because of the impact the […] Continue reading

Long faces and empty pockets

Long faces and empty pockets / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on November 4, 2014 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 1 November 2014 – One of the distinctive features of the new era in Cuba is that it is no longer shortages but pricing that explains the difficulty of acquiring food grown on the island, but at […] Continue reading

Has Stagnation Returned?

Has Stagnation Returned? / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 26, 2014 For years, stagnation was a constant of Cuban-style socialism, as it was in the socialism of Eastern Europe. Starting in 2006, with the change at the helm, it seemed as if the country was going to awaken from its long lethargy and start to […] Continue reading

Official Press – Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship

Official Press: Triumphalism, Blacklisting and Censorship / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on August 25, 2014 14YMEDIO, Havana, Yoani Sanchez, 22 August 2014 – The phone rings and it’s a friend who works for a government publication. She’s content because she’s published an article that attacks bureaucracy and corruption. The young woman finished college two years […] Continue reading

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms BY MARC FRANK HAVANA Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:29pm EDT (Reuters) – Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro Says Cuba Must Reform Its Economy Cautiously

Raúl Castro Says Cuba Must Reform Its Economy Cautiously Island’s President Wants Only Gradual Change, Despite Weak and Slowing Growth Associated Press July 5, 2014 10:56 p.m. ET Cuba’s President Raúl Castro speaking on Saturday, during this year’s first of two regularly scheduled legislative sessions. Associated Press HAVANA—President Raúl Castro reiterated on Saturday that Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Raul Castro – Economic changes must be gradual

Posted on Saturday, 07.05.14 Raul Castro: Economic changes must be gradual BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — President Raul Castro reiterated Saturday that Cuba’s program of reforms will remain cautious and gradual, despite recent disappointing GDP numbers that show the country’s already-struggling economy slowing. Days after Cuba downgraded its 2014 economic growth forecast by […] Continue reading

Cuba mulls economy, graft in parliament session

Cuba mulls economy, graft in parliament session HAVANA (AP) — Cuban parliamentarians are meeting in one of their twice-annual sessions and the state of the economy is foremost on the agenda. The comptroller’s office is also expected to deliver a report on its attempts to root out corruption. Members of parliament met earlier this week […] Continue reading

I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe Posted on June 21, 2014 One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who […] Continue reading
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