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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

Russia will help Cuba recover its citrus sector

Russia will help Cuba recover its citrus sector Russia is ready to help Cuba in the recovery and development of the island’s citrus sector, said the Russian Ministry of Agriculture at the end of a meeting between Russian Deputy Evgueni Gromika and the Cuban ambassador in Moscow, Emilio Lozada Garcia. “Russia’s participation in the recovery […] Continue reading

Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba

Perdue supports expanded trade with Cuba James Williams 8:35 p.m. CT March 27, 2017 USDA Secretary designate Sonny Perdue is an exceptionally qualified nominee to lead the USDA. Mr. Perdue has long been an advocate of expanding trade with Cuba’s $2 billion agricultural import market. We’re very optimistic that Mr. Perdue will be confirmed by […] Continue reading

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […] Continue reading

Cuba – Drought – Emergency Plan of Action DREF Operation n° MDRCU003 Final Report

Cuba: Drought – Emergency Plan of Action DREF Operation n° MDRCU003 Final Report REPORT from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Published on 24 Mar 2017 — View Original reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/MDRCU003dfr.pdf Description of the Disaster A long continuous drought combined with heavy rainfall attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change over […] Continue reading

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes March 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Dozens of tons of tomatoes are rotting in Guantanamo because nobody is collecting them, according to what journalist Lilibeth Alfonso tells us on her personal blog. Apparently, there isn’t any diesel for private trucks who could distribute them to the population. […] Continue reading

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, […] Continue reading

How the Black Market Keeps Cuba’s Private Restaurants in Business

How the Black Market Keeps Cuba’s Private Restaurants in Business The challenge of running a restaurant “a la izquierda” by Suzanne Cope Mar 21, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On a recent January evening, tourists and a few Habaneros sat under a palm frond canopy sipping rum cocktails, listening to a live band playing Cuban folk songs […] Continue reading

Grow Food In Caves: The Latest Brainwave From The Ministry Of Agriculture In Cuba

Grow Food In Caves: The Latest Brainwave From The Ministry Of Agriculture In Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 16 March 2017 — Specialists from MINAGRI, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, tell us that planting seeds inside or near to the Cuban cave network could quickly guarantee food production, which would help to […] Continue reading

Comer visits Cuba, examines agriculture

Comer visits Cuba, examines agriculture Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:15 AM By Jackson French Bowling Green Daily News BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, recently visited Cuba and hopes to restore agricultural trade with the island nation and provide the United States with a valuable new market for agricultural exports. Comer said […] Continue reading

Illinois Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba

Illinois Eyes Expanded Trade With Cuba Alex Ruppenthal | March 13, 2017 4:55 pm Relaxing trade barriers between the U.S. and Cuba could unlock millions of dollars in exports for Illinois agriculture producers, estimates show, and industry advocates are optimistic such a change is coming. In January, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas introduced a […] Continue reading

Area businesses could benefit greatly from potential opportunities in Cuba

Area businesses could benefit greatly from potential opportunities in Cuba BY BOB BARTZ Special to the Herald Commerce between Manatee County and Cuba played a significant role in our local economy up until the 1960 Cuban embargo. During the 19th century, local ranchers and farmers regularly shipped cattle and agriculture products from the banks of […] Continue reading

Potatoes Return to the Rationed Market

Potatoes Return to the Rationed Market / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 February 2017 – The unrationed distribution of potatoes, a symbol of Raul Castro’s government, has suffered a big setback. During the quarter of February, March and April, the distribution of potatoes was returned to the ration market throughout the country, […] Continue reading

Cuba Needs Responsible Water Usage

Cuba Needs Responsible Water Usage February 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – The drought in Cuba could stop being a crisis and become a chronic disease, as is already the case in many other countries. The only way out seems to be to devise a global strategy that allows us and requires a […] Continue reading

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017 REPORT from World Food Programme Published on 31 Jan 2017 WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba. WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and […] Continue reading
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