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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

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

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

Invasive Marabou Weed, An Enemy That Became An Ally

Invasive Marabou Weed, An Enemy That Became An Ally / 14ymedio, Bertha Guillen and Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Bertha Guillen and Ricardo Fernandez, Artemisa/Pinar del Rio, 9 February 2017 – When he was a boy, Jorge Luis Ledesma Herrera played around the charcoal ovens his father had built. Now, approaching 50, this Pinar del Rio man […] Continue reading

Rural Women – Between Furrow And Domestic Labors

Rural Women: Between Furrow And Domestic Labors / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Alquizar (Artemisa), 30 January 2017 –In Alquízar the red earth covers everything with a reddish layer. To Gladys Montero that crimson powder gets into the wrinkles of the face. “I come from the deep field,” she warns. In Cuba, 21% of […] Continue reading

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […] Continue reading

The One Who Left Ashes

The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief statement read by Raúl Castro on Cuban television. at midnight. As a deceased person, the […] 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

Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba

Donald Trump has a choice to make on Cuba Ted A. Henken, author of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape” Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 9:17 AM ET CNBC.com One example of freer markets in Cuba is the Paladar La Cocina de Lilliam (Lilliam’s Kitchen), a home-based restaurant garden where President Jimmy Carter ate on […] Continue reading

Cuban diplomat takes to Twitter, says rapprochement with U.S. must continue

Cuban diplomat takes to Twitter, says rapprochement with U.S. must continue BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s chief negotiator in normalization talks with the United States, said Friday that Cuba has been “intensely” laying the groundwork so that the process of rapprochement that began under President Barack Obama will continue even after he leaves […] 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

Cuba creates pro-GMO media campaign

Cuba creates pro-GMO media campaign July 19, 2016 Isbel Diaz Torres HAVANA TIMES — With help from the government website Cubadebate, the Castro administration has created a media campaign which supports GM foods almost in silence, which is very in line with the imminent arrival of US producers of GM crops. In this month of […] Continue reading

Connected Cuba Is Pipedream for U.S. TelecomsL

Connected Cuba Is Pipedream for U.S. TelecomsL By Lydia Beyoud and Lenore Adkins July 13 — The normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba has stirred interest among tech and telecommunications companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Verizon Inc. seeking to break into Cuba’s nearly virgin telecommunications market. Other industries, from agriculture to transportation to […] Continue reading

One Cuban urban farm won’t sacrifice the environment for tourists

One Cuban urban farm won’t sacrifice the environment for tourists Despite the influx of tourists, the environment still comes first at one local farm in Cuba. BY ELIZABETH HANSEN hansenea@miamioh.edu HAVANA Fields of fresh oregano, mint, and garlic surround plant engineer Norma Romero Castillo as she speaks about the farming methods at Organopónico Vivero Alamar […] Continue reading
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