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Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade

Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade June 17, 2017 4:55 AM Reuters CHICAGO — U.S. farm groups criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to retreat from his predecessor’s opening toward Cuba, saying it could derail huge increases in farm exports that totaled $221 million last year. A trade delegation from Minnesota, one of […] 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

High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities

High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban-American members of Congress have been pushing the Trump administration to restrict deals between U.S. companies and Cuban firms controlled by the island’s military, as part of the new Trump policy toward Cuba expected to be announced […] Continue reading

Senators introduce The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017

Senators introduce The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017 The legislation repeals the Cuban trade embargo. Jun 06, 2017 A bipartisan coalition of senators have introduced legislation, The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017, to eliminate legal barriers for Americans doing business in Cuba. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Enzi […] Continue reading

The miracle of marabú, Cuba’s wonderful weed

The miracle of marabú, Cuba’s wonderful weed A nuisance that can be used to light barbecues and generate electricity Jun 1st 2017 | HAVANA THE peskiest weed in Cuba sprouts a charming flower. Pink and wispy, with a bushy yellow tail, it looks like a cross between a Chinese lantern and a Muppet. Marabú, as […] Continue reading

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

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO 14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Agriculture in Cuba is among the lowest performing in Latin America according to an evaluation published by the non-governmental organization Mundubat, based in the Basque Country (Spain). On the island, losses during harvest and after collection […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 18 May 2017 — In an effort to persuade Cubans and the international left that “Cuba is building socialism,” while seeking to convince the world that Castroism is abandoning State Totalitarianism and also trying to counteract the relative independence achieved by the so-called boteros, or boatmen, as […] Continue reading

Curbelo apoya el impuesto del 2% a las ventas de productos agrícolas a Cuba

Curbelo apoya el impuesto del 2% a las ventas de productos agrícolas a Cuba NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com El representante republicano por la Florida Carlos Curbelo apoya introducir en una propuesta de ley que se está negociando un impuesto del 2% a las ventas de productos agrícolas a Cuba, lo que permitiría compensar a dueños […] Continue reading

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 11:27:02 HAVANA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cuba will conclude its current tobacco harvest with almost 30,000 tons of leaves, which is expected to increase incomes of one of the island’s main exports and have a positive impact on its […] Continue reading

An Appeal to the White House

Editorial: An Appeal to the White House DDC | Madrid | 30 de Mayo de 2017 – 14:42 CEST. Castroism’s plans for 2018 are clear: to officially sanction the transfer of power to the family’s heirs and double down on the kind of state capitalism that the Castros and the military elite already administrate. This […] Continue reading

Going after the whistleblower rather than the culprits: the tobacco conflict continues in Mayarí

Going after the whistleblower rather than the culprits: the tobacco conflict continues in Mayarí OSMEL RAMÍREZ ÁLVAREZ | Holguín | 29 de Mayo de 2017 – 17:25 CEST. Criminalizing the disclosure of violations to the public, rather than those who perpetrated them, seems to be the approach taken by the authorities in the conflict between […] Continue reading

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

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
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