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New bill adds tax on sales to Cuba

New bill adds tax on sales to Cuba For reparations, Crawford says By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 2:07 a.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba while also aiding victims of the Cuban government, the Jonesboro Republican said Friday. So his legislation, which […] 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

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com For $2.5 million, a foreign investor can help create an international equestrian club in the Province of Havana or plunk down $10 million to create a network of eco-lodges across the island with a Cuban partner. For an estimated investment of […] Continue reading

Cuba, France assess development projects after debt renegotiation

Cuba, France assess development projects after debt renegotiation Published October 26, 2016 EFE HAVANA – Cuban and French officials on Wednesday held an initial meeting in this capital to define potential investment projects French companies could carry out on the Communist-ruled island. Financing for the projects is to come from a 231-million-euro ($252-million) fund stemming […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

Iran agrees to restructure Cuba’s debt

Iran agrees to restructure Cuba’s debt AMERICAS / 28-09-16 / BY SANNE WASS 0 Cuba’s debt to Iran has been restructured following an agreement between the two countries. The agreement was signed on September 20 by Iran’s export credit agency Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI), the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) and Banco […] 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

Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades

Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades Ezra Fieser – Vanessa Dezem September 1, 2016 — 1:00 AM CEST Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap […] 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

Cuba Offers Up Opportunities and Headaches for American Entrepreneurs

Cuba Offers Up Opportunities and Headaches for American Entrepreneurs by David DeVoss AUGUST 3, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT Regulations are loosening in the Communist country, but the business climate remains uncertain. Zach Smith built his $15 million travel business by offering customized tours of exotic locations in Latin America. But in order to stay ahead […] Continue reading

Cuba and Venezuela: Stormy Weather

Cuba and Venezuela: Stormy Weather / Iván García Iván García, 1 August 2016 — Whatever serious prophecy is offered, Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, has very few options. It’s an uncomfortable liability even for the followers of chavismo [the politics of Hugo Chávez, who preceded Maduro]. No one knows the interior of the Palace of Miraflores […] Continue reading

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 27 de Julio de 2016 – 20:54 CEST. On 29 December, 2015 the Cuban president announced before the National Assembly of the People’s Power that “despite the impact of the international economic crisis, exacerbated in our case by the effects of the […] Continue reading

Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked

Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked From the section Latin America & Caribbean The Cuban economy minister has been removed from his post following President Raul Castro’s warning last week that people would have to tighten their belts amid the continuing economic crisis in Venezuela. The government says Marino Murillo will now have responsibility […] Continue reading

Cuban farmers in ‘agony’ waiting for promised reforms

Cuban farmers in ‘agony’ waiting for promised reforms ARTEMISA, CUBA | BY MARC FRANK In Cuban farm country – between sugar cane, vegetable patches and overgrown fallow land a world away from Havana’s tourist-filled streets – producers are seething at what they say is the government’s backsliding on promised market reforms to make their lives […] Continue reading

Five Points – Sorting Through Raul Castro’s Economic Speech

Five Points: Sorting Through Raul Castro’s Economic Speech Posted on January 22, 2016 Dimas Castellanos, 16 January 2016 — A commentary on five economic issues raised by the Cuban president on December 29, 2015 during the closing session of the National Assembly of People’s Power. 1. The president stated that, though the effects of the […] Continue reading
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