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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

Fidel’s best-sold myth

Fidel’s best-sold myth ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 8 de Diciembre de 2016 – 01:47 CET. Free education and public health as the “genuine feat of the revolution” constitute, in my opinion, the best and most sophisticated (dual) myth that Fidel Castro has “sold” to Cubans and the world, among the many that […] Continue reading

Cuba, Colombia to Remove Tariffs in Bid to Increase Trade

Cuba, Colombia to Remove Tariffs in Bid to Increase Trade Levies on more than 2,000 products to be scrapped in a sign of Communist island’s interest in engaging with the world By KEJAL VYAS and DUDLEY ALTHAUS June 17, 2016 6:04 p.m. ET MEDELLIN, Colombia—Officials from Colombia and Cuba agreed Friday to eliminate tariffs on […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] Continue reading

Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism

Contributions to a dictionary of late Castroism BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 6 Mayo 2016 – 7:59 am. It was not difficult to foresee that Castroism, due to the way in which it had become a reflection of the political practices and personality of Fidel Castro, would slip into a deep crisis when […] Continue reading

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes Much has changed during half-century embargo BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN SPECIAL TO THE BLADE HAVANA — This city is a short 45 minutes from Miami, but until the relaxation of travel between Cuba and the United States, it could have been at the end of the world. […] Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade – Past, Present, and Possible Future

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future by Steven Zahniser and Bryce Cooke Highlights: – Establishing a more normal economic relationship between the United States and Cuba would allow Cuba to resume exporting agricultural products to the United States and lead to additional growth in U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. – The United States […] Continue reading

Cuba – Infrastructure, Information & Inspiration

Cuba: Infrastructure, Information & Inspiration Kevin O’Marah CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I just spent a week on an educational tour of Cuba that bounced through social, cultural, artistic, and economic institutions all poised to change radically as the possibility of an embargo-free relationship with the United States looms in the […] Continue reading

How will financial ties with Cuba change now that it’s off the terrorism list?

How will financial ties with Cuba change now that it’s off the terrorism list? May 30, 2015 at 6:18 PM EDT The State Department on Friday officially lifted its designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, in one of the many recent steps by the Obama administration to reestablish diplomatic ties between Cuba […] Continue reading

Will Stock Investors Ever Profit From a More Open Cuba?

Will Stock Investors Ever Profit From a More Open Cuba? BY LESLIE KRAMER Cuba once had a stock market, the La Bolsa de Valores de la Habana, which lasted from the 1920s until 1959, when the Cuban revolution ended private ownership in the country. The Havana exchange was, in fact, one of the largest stock […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Stray Dogs Have Their Champions

Cuba’s Stray Dogs Have Their Champions By Ivet González HAVANA, Sep 2 2013 (IPS) – The stray cat’s fur was burned and its eyes were hanging from its sockets when pensioner Neida González found it on a street in the Cuban capital. The cat, which she named Grenlito, now lives with her eight other pets. […] Continue reading

Cuba’s food ration stores mark 50th anniversary

Posted on Thursday, 07.11.13 Cuba’s food ration stores mark 50th anniversary BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban government calls it a “supplies booklet.” Cubans call it a “rations booklet” or simply “la libreta.” Either way, half a century after its creation, the booklet has come to symbolize the epic failure of Cuba’s agricultural sector […] Continue reading

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Thursday morning will never be forgotten by thousands of people in Eastern Cuba. The wind, flying roofs, heavy rains and trees falling on streets and houses, will remain as permanent memories of Hurricane Sandy. Nor will they be able to get out of [...] Continue reading

Brazil & Cuba Expand Economic Relations

Brazil & Cuba Expand Economic Relations September 18, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Jose Felicio has been the Brazilian ambassador to Cuba for the past two years, during which time his responsibilities have included the promotion of trade relations between the two countries. Since Lula da Silva (2003-2011) was elected president, economic exchanges and [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Catholic Church trying to fill gaps in social safety net

Posted on Wednesday, 03.14.12 CUBA Cuba's Catholic Church trying to fill gaps in social safety netBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Havana retiree Maria Antonia confesses that she would be starving without the free lunches doled out by her neighborhood Catholic Church. The 69-year-old widow has a $12-a-month pension that barely covers six to eight days worth [...] Continue reading
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