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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

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO

Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO 14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Agriculture in Cuba is among the lowest performing in Latin America according to an evaluation published by the non-governmental organization Mundubat, based in the Basque Country (Spain). On the island, losses during harvest and after collection […] Continue reading

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves

Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 11:27:02 HAVANA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cuba will conclude its current tobacco harvest with almost 30,000 tons of leaves, which is expected to increase incomes of one of the island’s main exports and have a positive impact on its […] Continue reading

Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields

Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 April 2017 – A shout disturbed the morning’s tranquility. “Avocaaaaaaado!” shouted the roving salesman as he toured the streets of Central Havana. Considered the “green gold” of foods, this fruit could become an important source of income for the island, due to the high level […] 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

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […] Continue reading

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors

Cuba is reaching out to the world for foreign investors BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com For $2.5 million, a foreign investor can help create an international equestrian club in the Province of Havana or plunk down $10 million to create a network of eco-lodges across the island with a Cuban partner. For an estimated investment of […] Continue reading

Cuba opens to world at Havana trade fair but few U.S. companies arepresent

Cuba opens to world at Havana trade fair but few U.S. companies are present BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com HAVANA Despite the Obama administration’s efforts to build a new business relationship with Cuba, U.S. companies were far from center stage at the 34th Havana International Fair. The fair, which began Monday and runs through Friday, is […] Continue reading

Two July 26s, and the same crisis

Two July 26s, and the same crisis DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 8 de Agosto de 2016 – 14:32 CEST. In Sancti Spiritus, the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), delivered a speech marking the 63rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks. José Ramón Machado […] Continue reading

Cuban tobacco – New interest in an old tradition

Cuban tobacco: New interest in an old tradition With more visitors in Cuba, cigar sales on the island are brisk. One Cuban family has been producing tobacco the same way for well over 150 years and there’s a cigar, Vegas Robaina, named after them that honors the tradition. BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com SAN LUIS, CUBA […] Continue reading

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba

The Decline of Tobacco in Cuba DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 15 de Julio de 2016 – 10:47 CEST. The tobacco plant, known in South America for thousands of years, was used by Cuba’s indigenous people as a medication and a narcotic. They smoked it, sniffed it, drank concoctions of it, and employed it […] 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

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

Is Cuba ready for the business boom? – 03-2016

Is Cuba ready for the business boom? As Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit in almost 90 years, Cuba’s “practically virgin” foreign business scene is drawing increasing interest. But is Havana ready? By Harriet Alexander, Havana10:35PM GMT 19 Mar 2016 Nico had a problem. The small, turquoise bungalow he runs as a […] Continue reading

Texas ready to feed Cuba’s tourists

Texas ready to feed Cuba’s tourists Texas farmers see strong opportunities in Cuba if negotiations lead to an easing of financing restrictions By Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-NewsMarch 11, 2016 Updated: March 11, 2016 10:33pm Cuba’s once illustrious riviera may be a bit dilapidated after more than a half century of communist rule and the […] Continue reading
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