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Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean? Richard E Feinberg Hanoi may have lessons for Havana What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view? Consider the remarkable economic success of Vietnam, once a highly centralised planned economy as Cuba is today. Vietnam […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Expensive Glass of Milk

Cuba’s Expensive Glass of Milk April 12, 2014 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Prices, the Food Industry and CIMEX Corp. pulled off a fast one this week when they announced they would raise the price of milk because its price on the world market had gone up. Various […] Continue reading

Cuba Opens the Gates to Foreign Capital

Cuba Opens the Gates to Foreign Capital / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 10, 2014 When a government’s financial figures are in the red, everything takes on new urgency. By now the formulas to address the problem are well-known. Often new tax measures are imposed while bloated public spending is slashed. But if the goal […] Continue reading

A Day’s Salary is Spent in Two Trips

A Day’s Salary is Spent in Two Trips / Veizant Boloy Posted on September 7, 2013 LA HABANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org — With the 2013-2014 school year beginning, Havana’s public transport crisis is hard to overlook. Bus stops are already crowded with waiting passengers and the situation could become even worse in the coming weeks […] Continue reading

The Visitors I Prefer

The Visitors I Prefer / Fernando Damaso Posted on August 9, 2013 If there is one thing that has always bothered me, it is the annoying habit that most politicians, scientists, cultural figures, athletes and others visiting the country at the invitation of the the authorities have of telling us Cubans how good we have […] Continue reading
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