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Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years

Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The latest Council of Ministers, chaired by Raul Castro, has extended the term of the country’s land leases under the usufruct system to 20 years, but the leases can be cancelled if the beneficiaries use illicit funds, according to an […] Continue reading

Food scarcity, another Castroist crime

Food scarcity, another Castroist crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 10:40 CEST. If you were told that in a Latin American country almost 60% of the fertile land available for agriculture is not even cultivated, producing nothing at all, you would think they were pulling your leg, […] 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

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

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized

Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The congressional battle between lawmakers from farming states and Cuban American colleagues on funding food exports to Cuba could be coming to an end thanks to an “elegant” solution that is part of proposed legislation: a 2 percent […] Continue reading

Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials

Trade with Cuba remains a priority for potato, wheat officials A team from Potatoes USA recently returned from an “informational exchange mission” in Cuba. John O’ConnellCapital Press Published on May 1, 2017 10:06AM Last changed on May 1, 2017 2:51PM A team from Potatoes USA tours a potato field in Cuba. Cuba plans to evaluate […] Continue reading

La imprevisión y la sequía perjudican la zafra

La imprevisión y la sequía perjudican la zafra ZUNILDA MATA, La Habana | Abril 10, 2017 El sol apenas ha salido y la carreta cargada de hombres está a la vera del cañaveral. La brigada de cortadores apura el ritmo antes de que llegue el mediodía y el calor se vuelva insoportable. La zafra entra […] Continue reading

Alza del precio del café reanima las montañas del oriente cubano

Alza del precio del café reanima las montañas del oriente cubano Por Ivet González YATERAS, Cuba, 6 abr 2017 (IPS) – En los terrenos abandonados por un caficultor que migró a la ciudad, el usufructuario Roberto Martínez mantiene desbrozados los cafetos, que intercala con banano dulce, otras frutas y diversos tubérculos en Yateras, un municipio […] Continue reading

El Gobierno compró en cargamento de arroz a EEUU por primera vez en casi una década

El Gobierno compró en cargamento de arroz a EEUU por primera vez en casi una década AGENCIAS | Washington | 5 de Abril de 2017 – 10:54 CEST. El Gobierno compró en febrero pasado un cargamento de arroz a Estados Unidos, algo que no sucedía desde 2007, indicaron datos del Departamento de Comercio recogidos por […] 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

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

Cuba y toneladas de tomates podridos

Cuba y toneladas de tomates podridos Marzo 23, 2017 por Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Decenas de toneladas de tomates se pudren en Guantánamo porque nadie las recoge, según nos cuenta la periodista Lilibeth Alfonso en su blog personal. Al parecer no hay diésel para los camiones particulares que podrían distribuirlo entre la población. Sin […] 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

La carne dudosa de Brasil se sigue vendiendo en Cuba

La carne dudosa de Brasil se sigue vendiendo en Cuba El pollo congelado de dos de las compañías que adulteraban productos está disponible aún en la red minorista ZUNILDA MATA, La Habana | Marzo 21, 2017 Los cubanos saben mucho de adulteraciones. Durante décadas han lidiado con el desvío de recursos en las tiendas estatales […] Continue reading
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