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Supporting Cuba through the drought of the century

Supporting Cuba through the drought of the century REPORT from European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Published on 22 May 2017 By Hilaire Avril, Regional Information Officer, EU Humanitarian Aid. Cuba has been fighting one of the toughest droughts in a century for the past three years. Declining and erratic […] Continue reading

Private credit for Cuba on table

Private credit for Cuba on table Bill would ease agriculture trade By Frank E. Lockwood WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, telling a House committee this week: “If our folks grow it, I want to sell it.” Current U.S. law prevents American farmers from […] Continue reading

LITTLE-NOTICED FIRST U.S. RICE SHIPMENT TO CUBA SINCE 2008

LITTLE-NOTICED FIRST U.S. RICE SHIPMENT TO CUBA SINCE 2008 By Chuck Abbott 5/15/2017 The nonpartisan U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council says the first shipment of U.S. rice to Cuba in nine years apparently passed unnoticed in the ongoing debate over trade with the island nation. Based in New York, the council, which produces monthly reports […] Continue reading

Sand Mountain tractor company still trying to sell to Cuba after 2 years

Sand Mountain tractor company still trying to sell to Cuba after 2 years Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 1:07 am CEDT By Stephen McLamb A Sand Mountain company is still trying to get into Cuba to sell its tractors two years after announcing its plans. Cleber LLC hoped to become one of the first companies to […] Continue reading

Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials

Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials A team from Potatoes USA recently returned from an “informational exchange mission” in Cuba. John O’ConnellCapital Press Published on May 1, 2017 10:06AM Last changed on May 1, 2017 2:51PM A team from Potatoes USA tours a potato field in Cuba. Cuba plans to evaluate […] Continue reading

Cuban sugar burns to recapture sweet smell of success

Cuban sugar burns to recapture sweet smell of success by Hector Velasco – AFP on April 26, 2017, 4:30 pm Pedro Betancourt (Cuba) (AFP) – A sweet smell of treacle used to fill the air in the village of Pedro Betancourt — but like the workers from the derelict Cuba Libre sugar refinery, it has […] Continue reading

Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven

Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND MIMI WHITEFIELD jcharles@miamiherald.com Economic performance in the Caribbean will be uneven this year: Some economies will grow by 5 percent or more, but others will be lucky to eke out even negligible economic growth. “The Dominican Republic and Guyana are expected to […] Continue reading

Residents Thank the Rain That Put Out The Year’s Biggest Fire

Residents Thank the Rain That Put Out The Year’s Biggest Fire The provinces at greatest risk for fire are Guantanamo, Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, and Isla de la Juventud. (EFE) 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 19 April 2017 – When the wind blows, the odor of burning overwhelms the town of El […] Continue reading

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba

Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region. “The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity […] Continue reading

Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields

Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 April 2017 – A shout disturbed the morning’s tranquility. “Avocaaaaaaado!” shouted the roving salesman as he toured the streets of Central Havana. Considered the “green gold” of foods, this fruit could become an important source of income for the island, due to the high level […] Continue reading

Con embalses en un tercio, Cuba sufre escasez de agua

Con embalses en un tercio, Cuba sufre escasez de agua Associated Press 6 de abril de 2017 LA HABANA (AP) — Cuba enfrenta una severa sequía que tiene a sus embalses en un tercio de su capacidad mientras trata de gestionar el abastecimiento de agua a la población con infraestructura de décadas de antigüedad y […] Continue reading

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007 APRIL 4, 2017 01:12 PM By Ben Potter AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, reports that a shipment of rice will travel from the port of Houston/Galveston to the Republic of Cuba – the first shipment of […] Continue reading

Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought

Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought 14ymdio, Zunilda Mata, 29 March 2017 — Cuba is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last half century and its reservoirs are at 39% capacity, a situation that affects the water supply for people, industry and agriculture. Santiago de Cuba is going through the most serious […] Continue reading

Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba

Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba By LISA MONTI Biloxi businessman Mike Alise was among a delegation from Mississippi who traveled to Cuba in February to look for trade opportunities. Alise, the owner and operator of Gulf Coast Produce, said he was struck by the lack of available food on the island and […] Continue reading

Cuba’s communists dig in as Castro’s reform drive hits the sand

Cuba’s communists dig in as Castro’s reform drive hits the sand Islanders mystified as ‘economic tsar’ Marino Murillo not heard in public for a year Cuban president Raúl Castro is preparing to step down next year, Venezuela has cut millions of dollars in aid and Donald Trump’s election has cast a shadow over the nascent […] Continue reading
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