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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

Nespresso brings back Cuban coffee to the U.S.

Nespresso brings back Cuban coffee to the U.S. INCUBATODAY STAFF staff@InCubaToday NEW YORK Nestle SA’s Nespresso is bringing back Cuban coffee to the United States for the first time in more than 50 years, the company announced Monday. Regulatory changes in the U.S. allowed Nespresso to move forward with its plans of making the new […] Continue reading

Cuba and United States draw up roadmap for talks to deepen detente

Cuba and United States draw up roadmap for talks to deepen detente Cuba and the United States aim to reach new agreements on cooperation in law enforcement, health and agriculture over the coming months, a senior Cuban official said on Monday, as part of the former Cold War foes’ drive to normalize ties. The Communist-ruled […] Continue reading

The Challenges and Gifts for Sustainable Tourism in Cuba

The Challenges and Gifts for Sustainable Tourism in Cuba 05/14/2016 10:33 pm ET | Updated 13 hours ago Dr. Dave Randle President and CEO, WHALE Center Richard Berman, Director of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS), and I traveled to Havana, Cuba, to explore the possibilities of an exchange program. We were immediately […] Continue reading

U.S. businesses’ money can be frozen because of references to Cuba

U.S. businesses’ money can be frozen because of references to Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: May 1, 2016 Updated: May 1, 2016 at 07:51 PM Nothing from his inventory originates from the island nation nor does any of the business’s money come from or go to Cuba. Still, over the past year, […] Continue reading
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