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Food scarcity, another Castroist crime

Food scarcity, another Castroist crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 10:40 CEST. If you were told that in a Latin American country almost 60% of the fertile land available for agriculture is not even cultivated, producing nothing at all, you would think they were pulling your leg, […] 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

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

Grow Food In Caves: The Latest Brainwave From The Ministry Of Agriculture In Cuba

Grow Food In Caves: The Latest Brainwave From The Ministry Of Agriculture In Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 March 2017 — Specialists from MINAGRI, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, tell us that planting seeds inside or near to the Cuban cave network could quickly guarantee food production, which would help to […] Continue reading

Area businesses could benefit greatly from potential opportunities in Cuba

Area businesses could benefit greatly from potential opportunities in Cuba BY BOB BARTZ Special to the Herald Commerce between Manatee County and Cuba played a significant role in our local economy up until the 1960 Cuban embargo. During the 19th century, local ranchers and farmers regularly shipped cattle and agriculture products from the banks of […] Continue reading

The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro

The Socioeconomic Legacy Of Fidel Castro / Miriam Leiva ABC International, Miriam Leiva, 26 November 2016 — Fidel Castro left Cuba in disastrous economic conditions after exerting absolute power for more than 47 years. His brother received a country “on the precipice” on 31 July 2006. Raul Castro has had to eliminate the “genial” initiatives […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […] Continue reading

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

Two July 26s, and the same crisis

Two July 26s, and the same crisis DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 8 de Agosto de 2016 – 14:32 CEST. In Sancti Spiritus, the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), delivered a speech marking the 63rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks. José Ramón Machado […] Continue reading

Cuban Government Seeks Meat And Dairy In Paraguay

Cuban Government Seeks Meat And Dairy In Paraguay / 14ymedio, EFE 14ymedio/EFE, Paraguay, 29 July 2016 – Cuban technicians will travel to Paraguay in August to study the possibilities of importing food products to the island, especially meat, dairy and soy, according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Paraguay (MIC). The delegation plans […] Continue reading

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 15 de Julio de 2016 – 10:47 CEST. The tobacco plant, known in South America for thousands of years, was used by Cuba’s indigenous people as a medication and a narcotic. They smoked it, sniffed it, drank concoctions of it, and employed it […] Continue reading

Cuban farmers can’t sell coffee to the US, but the Government can

Cuban farmers can’t sell coffee to the US, but the Government can PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 4 de Julio de 2016 – 15:32 CEST. There’s nothing new under the Cuban sky. It was recently announced that Cuba’s National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) had rejected, “on behalf of Cuban coffee farmers” the possibility […] Continue reading

A Rush of Americans, Seeking Gold in Cuban Soil

A Rush of Americans, Seeking Gold in Cuban Soil By KIM SEVERSONJUNE 20, 2016 HAVANA — Being an agricultural official in Cuba these days is like living in a resort town all your friends want to visit. You rarely get a moment to yourself. For months, Havana’s government offices and its prettiest urban farms have […] Continue reading

The Decline of Cuban Coffee

The Decline of Cuban Coffee DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 15 de Junio de 2016 – 9:49 am. µ Coffee, growing on bushes in tropical regions, of the genus Coffea, came to Cuba from La Española, just like cattle did. Don José Antonio Gelaber brought it in 1748, founding the first coffee plantation in […] Continue reading
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