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The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree

The Cuban Republic: Buried by Official Decree / Iván García Iván García, 24 May 2017 — May 20 of this year with mark the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. In the Throne Room of the Palace of the Captains General, a building which now serves as the City Museum, Tomás […] Continue reading

Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel

Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com In an overhaul of one of his predecessor’s signature legacies, President Donald Trump will redraw U.S. policy toward Cuba on Friday, tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and […] Continue reading

Colombia Sugar Mill, A Giant That Is Slow To Wake Up

Colombia Sugar Mill, A Giant That Is Slow To Wake Up / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 4 February 2017 — Colombia’s sugar mill whistle sounded again at the end of January, like a giant awakened from a seven-year-long lethargy. The residents in the area breathed a sign of relief: the driving force […] Continue reading

A new sponsor for Castro?

A new sponsor for Castro? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST. The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN General Assembly to condemn the US trade embargo against Cuba. This time, however, Havana harbors […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba

Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba Johnica Reed Hawkins This story originally appeared in the August issue of ESSENCE. Cuba is a land of contradictions. It’s a nation that is largely defined by the descendants of enslaved Africans, yet also a place where those influences are often denied and racism is rarely confronted. Writer Johnica […] Continue reading

Texans Enlisting With Pro-Cuba Trade Group

Texans Enlisting With Pro-Cuba Trade Group by Julián Aguilar June 16, 2016 2Comments A Washington-based interest group has recruited a coalition of Texas educators and business and civic leaders to help convince members of Congress to eliminate the country’s embargo against communist Cuba. Engage Cuba, a nonprofit outfit founded last year, said Thursday that more […] Continue reading

Investing In Cuba – Balancing The Risk

Investing In Cuba: Balancing The Risk By VW Staff on May 12, 2016 4:04 pm in Business K. M. Paparelli Weber, Crabb & Wein May 11, 2016 Abstract: There is no doubt that Cuba is working hard to attract foreign investors. In 2014 its foreign investing laws were completely reformed to accommodate this, however, it […] Continue reading

Is Cuba the New El Dorado?

Is Cuba the New El Dorado? News December 29, 2015 Exploring Cuba’s economic opportunities By Anne-Sophie Gidoin Op-Ed Contributor To catch 2 Billion USD in foreign investment per year, the Caribbean’s biggest island has equipped itself with an engaging legal framework. The remedies available in case of disputes against local entities reinforces the attractiveness of […] Continue reading

Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak

Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 23 Nov 2015 – 8:50 pm. The unstoppable wave of Cubans leaving the island, the largest migratory stampede since the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, is the most vivid illustration of the failure of the “revision of the socialist economic model,” dramatically discrediting those who […] Continue reading

The Hazy Future for Cuban Cigars

The Hazy Future for Cuban Cigars Karl Vick @karl_vick June 13, 2015 When long-forbidden Cuban cigars become more available to Americans, will they maintain their aroma of glamour? If the opening to Cuba proceeds to its logical conclusion, it’ll be cigars all around. The island’s iconic product, forbidden as imports to the U.S. since 1962 […] Continue reading

Hey, “Mamá Iné”!… Are We Out of Coffee Too?

Hey, “Mamá Iné”!… Are We Out of Coffee Too? / Miriam Celaya Posted on September 26, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 5 September 2014 — On Wednesday September 3rd, the official press conveyed another grim announcement to the Cuban people. Granma wrote: “The coffee harvest, newly launched in the province of Guantánamo, in eastern-most Cuba, […] Continue reading

Cuba Banks on Exporting Services

Cuba Banks on Exporting Services September 2, 2014 By Eileen Sosin (Progreso Weekly) HAVANA TIMES — In the past 25 years, the profile of Cuban exports has gone from a strong specialization in goods (nickel, sugar, citrus fruit) to a marked increase in services, especially tourism and health related services. In 2012, services accounted for […] 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

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans

What the Soviet Union Left Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 31, 2014 To this day, in the universal history books in junior high or high schools in Cuba, the Soviet theme is handled with kid gloves. They recall its founding father Vladimir Illych Lenin, the epic of the Second World War with its […] Continue reading
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