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Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] Continue reading

Mississippi mulls trade with Cuba in Trump presidency

Mississippi mulls trade with Cuba in Trump presidency Sarah Fowler , The Clarion-Ledger 5:04 p.m. CST December 4, 2016 In the months since President Obama signed an executive order lifting trade restrictions with Cuba, Mississippi has jumped at the chance to benefit economically. Last week, president-elect Donald Trump set off a firestorm of speculation after […] 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

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

A new sponsor for Castro?

A new sponsor for Castro? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST. The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN General Assembly to condemn the US trade embargo against Cuba. This time, however, Havana harbors […] Continue reading

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades

Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades Ezra Fieser – Vanessa Dezem September 1, 2016 — 1:00 AM CEST Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap […] 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

Cuba Offers Up Opportunities and Headaches for American Entrepreneurs

Cuba Offers Up Opportunities and Headaches for American Entrepreneurs by David DeVoss AUGUST 3, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT Regulations are loosening in the Communist country, but the business climate remains uncertain. Zach Smith built his $15 million travel business by offering customized tours of exotic locations in Latin America. But in order to stay ahead […] Continue reading

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 27 de Julio de 2016 – 20:54 CEST. On 29 December, 2015 the Cuban president announced before the National Assembly of the People’s Power that “despite the impact of the international economic crisis, exacerbated in our case by the effects of the […] Continue reading

Cuba eyes India help to kick start sugar mills; awaits Narendra Modi push

Cuba eyes India help to kick start sugar mills; awaits Narendra Modi push Cuba is seeking India’s assistance to modernise its sugar mills after the end of the US trade embargo, its envoy to New Delhi said, ahead of a planned visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September. By: Huma Siddiqui | New Delhi […] 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

A Likely Story – Apparently nobody was responsible for the disastrous sugar harvest

A Likely Story: Apparently nobody was responsible for the disastrous sugar harvest PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 14 de Julio de 2016 – 10:07 CEST. The newspaper Granma, charged with turning out the Government’s official propaganda, reported a decline in sugar production this year. The causes were, according to AZCUBA officials, “the climate’s effects […] Continue reading

Coffee – Relations with the US have revealed to the Cuban people the roots of the drop in productivity

Coffee: Relations with the US have revealed to the Cuban people the roots of the drop in productivity DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 13 de Julio de 2016 – 09:32 CEST. The statement issued in May of 2016 by the National Bureau of Cuba’s National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) in response to the […] Continue reading
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