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Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba

Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba Mar 13, 2015 As the relationship between the United States and Cuba evolves, so does the potential for U.S. investment in the island nation. Dan Loney, host of the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111 recently spoke on the […] Continue reading

U.S., Cuba embark on a new future

U.S., Cuba embark on a new future BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/17/2015 7:00 AM 01/17/2015 11:39 PM Ripples of change are sweeping over Cuba and Miami as delegations from Washington and Havana meet in the Cuban capital this week to begin discussing a new relationship for two countries that have been hostile neighbors for half […] Continue reading

Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo

Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo BY ANNA YUKHANANOV, MATT SPETALNICK AND KRISTA HUGHES WASHINGTON Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:29pm EST (Reuters) – The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled island to expanded U.S. travel, trade and […] Continue reading

Lessons Cuba Can Learn From East Germany

Lessons Cuba Can Learn From East Germany BY DIANA VILLIERS NEGROPONTE 1/5/15 AT 5:02 PM The transformation of the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) has important lessons for Cuba as the island opens up to increased banking, agriculture and telecommunications exchange with the U.S. But there is a major difference: The GDR liberalized […] Continue reading

National Security and Defense of Cattle

Cuba: National Security and Defense of Cattle / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on July 6, 2014 The “National Defense Council” is, in exceptional situations, the highest institution of power. Whenever it meets, it is charged with internal order, security, foreign policy, military forces, plus all the economic, legal and social activity of the country. So […] Continue reading

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses

The Deadly Poison of Political Discourses / Miriam Celaya Posted on May 30, 2014 Socialism is like dancing a milonga* in the midst of a carnival parade of rumba dancers HAVANA, Cuba – Indians and Cowboys, heroes and villains, the good and the bad… these are terms often used in movies, soap operas and literature […] Continue reading

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba?

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba? / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 26, 2014 Fidel Castro has been an effective gravedigger. He buried sugar crops and the agricultural abundance of old. Recently, Cuba had to import sugar from Brazil and the Dominican Republic to meet the consumption needs of international tourists. With this type of negative […] Continue reading

Cuba through rose-colored glasses

Posted on Tuesday, 02.25.14 MIAMI HERALD | EDITORIAL Cuba through rose-colored glasses OUR OPINION: Ignoring Castro regime’s brutal nature is intellectually dishonest HERALDED@MIAMIHERALD.COM The scathing reply delivered by Sen. Marco Rubio on the Senate floor this week in response to Sen. Tom Harkin’s report of a visit to Cuba was a well-aimed and well-justified verbal […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading

Raul Castro on a Tight Rope

Raul Castro on a Tight Rope / Miriam Celaya Posted on February 6, 2014 Raul Cast has the choice to either deepen the openings or go backwards. In both instances, he will have to face the consequences. HAVANA, Cuba, January. According to Castro II, the General-President, the seven years he has spent as head of […] Continue reading

Another Sad Anniversary

Another Sad Anniversary / Fernando Damaso Posted on December 24, 2013 A few days hence will mark fifty-five years of a political, economic and social phenomenon that in January 1959 completely disrupted the fate of the Cuban nation. The so-called revolution became a devolution. The results, as seen over time, are not too flattering. As […] Continue reading

The Needless, Counterproductive Repression of Cuban Dissidents

The Needless, Counterproductive Repression of Cuban Dissidents December 19, 2013 By Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — There have been numerous reports about the repressive measures the Cuban government and its security apparatus took against dissidents who had planned a peaceful celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this past December […] Continue reading

First Report of the Advisory Group

First Report of the Advisory Group / Cuban Civil Society Advisory Group Posted on October 26, 2013 A brief summary of topics that describe the situation of Cuba in late 2013 could be summed up in two words: reform and repression. The reforms have been directed mostly in the right direction, but in a superficial […] Continue reading

Castro keeps the lid on Cuban ‘capitalism’

Posted on Friday, 08.09.13 CUBAN ECONOMY Castro keeps the lid on Cuban ‘capitalism’ BY JAIME SUCHLICKI JSUCHLICKI@MIAMI.EDU The limited economic changes introduced by Gen. Raúl Castro in Cuba are encouraging some observers to proclaim the end of communism and the dismantling of the totalitarian system in the island. Notwithstanding Raúl Castro’s own statements that he […] Continue reading

The Morality of the Survivor

The Morality of the Survivor / Dimas Castellanos Posted on May 25, 2013 In the expanded meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Friday May 13, the head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment reported on the irregularities in the operation of businesses with foreign capital and international contracts; the Minister of Economy and [...] Continue reading
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