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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

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

Ni Obama, ni Trump, la gran preocupación son las papas

Cuba: Ni Obama, ni Trump, la gran preocupación son las papas UVA DE ARAGÓN Cuando el presidente Obama visitó la isla en marzo del año pasado, se robó el corazón de los cubanos. Les agradó que viajara con su familia, incluyendo la suegra; que abriera el paraguas para proteger a su esposa de la lluvia; […] 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

Cuba interested in Azerbaijani investments

Cuba interested in Azerbaijani investments 6 February 2017 17:31 (UTC+04:00)230 By Nigar Abbasova Cuba is eager to see a flow of Azerbaijani investments in the Caribbean country and ready to provide all necessary and advantageous conditions to reach the goal. Cuba’s Ambassador to Baku Alfredo Nieves Portuondo said that his country is interested in Azerbaijani […] Continue reading

Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US?

Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US? / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 28 January 2017 — Guided by the current political-military leadership, the Cuban economy could be heading “without pause, but without haste*” towards virtual annexation to the United States. There would be no Platt Amendment, nor Marines landing on […] Continue reading

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9%

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9% / 14ymedio 14ymedio, (With information from EFE), Havana, 27 December 2016 – The Cuban economy closed the year with a 0.9% contraction in GDP, well below the 1% growth forecast, according to an announcement from Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Minister of the Economy and Planning, during the final 2016 […] Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – un año de acontecimientos

Cuba 2016: un año de acontecimientos Desde la visita de Obama hasta la muerte de Fidel Castro, fueron doce meses intensos Jueves, diciembre 29, 2016 | Miriam Leiva LA HABANA, Cuba.- El fallecimiento de Fidel Castro el 25 de noviembre, según anunció su hermano, fue el acontecimiento más importante en Cuba desde 1959. El Comandante […] Continue reading

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip

Louisiana state government spent more than $150,000 on Cuba trip By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM, updated December 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM The Louisiana state government spent at least $150,134 on a five-day trade mission in October to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner […] Continue reading

Aquí ya no hay peces

“Aquí ya no hay peces” La contaminación de la bahía de Cienfuegos ha borrado del menú local la famosa minuta de pescado Jueves, diciembre 29, 2016 | Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces CIENFUEGOS, Cuba.- Hasta hace unos años en Cienfuegos se podía comprar un pan con pescado frito —la famosa minuta— al precio de cinco pesos […] Continue reading

Cabras por judíos: el acuerdo secreto de Cuba con Israel

Cabras por judíos: el acuerdo secreto de Cuba con Israel 21 diciembre, 2016 De ese modo, lograron escapar muchos de la Revolución El periódico Haaretz publicó un insólito informe: a principios de los años 60, un avión de El Al hizo un largo vuelo desde Israel a Cuba. Sus pasajeros no estaban obligados a presentar […] Continue reading

La Habana quiere que las relaciones científicas con Moscú tengan el ‘nivel de excelencia’ de las políticas

La Habana quiere que las relaciones científicas con Moscú tengan el ‘nivel de excelencia’ de las políticas DDC | La Habana | 6 de Diciembre de 2016 – 13:00 CET. El Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA) de Cuba dijo que quiere llevar la cooperación científica con Rusia al “nivel de excelencia” de […] Continue reading

Embargo remains for some Cuba sectors, as trade grows slowly

Embargo remains for some Cuba sectors, as trade grows slowly December 3, 2016 at 2:42 PM EST AMY GUTTMAN: Visitors to Cuba may find the lack of modernization part of the country’s charm, but if Cuban farmers and American investors get their way, oxen that still till these fields may finally be replaced. Cuban-American entrepreneur […] Continue reading

Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises

Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises President-elect could face pushback from some companies regarding his Cuba policies By FELICIA SCHWARTZ and CAROL E. LEE Updated Nov. 27, 2016 11:14 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The death of Fidel Castro is putting unexpected pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s death could ensure Obama’s opening to Cuba survives

Fidel Castro’s death could ensure Obama’s opening to Cuba survives Tracy Wilkinson With his legacy in mind, President Obama has used the final months of his administration trying to ensure that his historic reopening of U.S. relations with Cuba could not be easily reversed. He ended a Cold War animosity that had begun before he […] Continue reading
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