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Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US?

Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US? / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 28 January 2017 — Guided by the current political-military leadership, the Cuban economy could be heading “without pause, but without haste*” towards virtual annexation to the United States. There would be no Platt Amendment, nor Marines landing on […] Continue reading

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans

Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […] Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading

In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba

In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba Gregory Korte , USA TODAY Published 7:16 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 | WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department signed a new agreement on law enforcement cooperation with Cuba on Monday, seeking to further deepen ties with the communist island just four days before […] Continue reading

2nd try set on credit for Cuba

2nd try set on credit for Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was originally published January 14, 2017 at 2:53 a.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford on Friday reintroduced legislation that would allow farmers to extend credit to Cuban clients, a move favored by Arkansas rice producers, chicken growers and other agricultural groups. […] Continue reading

U.S.-CUBA AGRICULTURAL TRADE POISED FOR GROWTH

U.S.-CUBA AGRICULTURAL TRADE POISED FOR GROWTH BY AFBF | January 10, 2017 Opening trade with Cuba presents clear market opportunities for U.S. agriculture. Experts at a workshop at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show shared with attendees what normalized trade relations with Cuba could mean for American farmers and ranchers’ bottom lines. Dr. […] Continue reading

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com René Mesa, better known as Piro, is said to be one of the best cooks in Cuba for the coveted roasted pig. At his farm, located about 30 miles east of Havana between the towns of Jaruco and […] Continue reading

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba

Arkansas congressman to reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 5:45 a.m. WASHINGTON — A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he’s hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017. But […] Continue reading

American Chicken for Cuban Christmas

American Chicken for Cuban Christmas / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 23 December 2016 — Against all odds, two years after the beginning of the diplomatic thaw between the governments of Cuba and the United States, trade between the two countries has diminished. The Island bought 21% less food from its northern neighbor […] Continue reading

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9%

Cuban Economy in 2016: GDP Contracted 0.9% / 14ymedio 14ymedio, (With information from EFE), Havana, 27 December 2016 – The Cuban economy closed the year with a 0.9% contraction in GDP, well below the 1% growth forecast, according to an announcement from Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Minister of the Economy and Planning, during the final 2016 […] 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

Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba

Trump Could Ice Thawing U.S. Relations with Cuba By Marissa Piazzola Published December 27, 2016 Cuba FOX Business The United States’ relationship with Cuba has thawed over the last two years, thanks in part to a December 2014 agreement between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro to end a decades-long period of policy […] Continue reading

The One Who Left Ashes

The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief statement read by Raúl Castro on Cuban television. at midnight. As a deceased person, the […] Continue reading

Cuba Commits To Large-Scale Genetically Modified Crops To Reduce Food Shortages

Cuba Commits To Large-Scale Genetically Modified Crops To Reduce Food Shortages/ 14ymedio 14ymedio, Madrid, 19 November 2016 – Cuba expects to grow genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans beginning in the Spring of 2017, according to a long article published in the government newspaper Granma this weekend, which details the island’s advances in this area. […] Continue reading

New Cuba reform allows farmers to hire workers directly

New Cuba reform allows farmers to hire workers directly Economy 21 hours ago (Dec 16, 2016 04:05PM ET) HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban farmers may now hire laborers directly rather than through cooperatives, the government said on Friday, marking a modest advance to loosen controls in its Soviet-style economy. Communist-led Cuba has introduced a series of […] Continue reading
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