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Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines?

Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines? Zacks Equity Research On Jun 16, President Trump announced some changes to current U.S. policy on Cuba, which were put into action by his predecessor Barack Obama. The new policy is in line with Trump’s promise during the campaigning phase. In fact, Trump had reportedly tweeted in […] Continue reading

What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations

What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […] Continue reading

GAESA Traps the ‘Wonder City’ in its Tentacles

GAESA Traps the ‘Wonder City’ in its Tentacles PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 24 de Marzo de 2017 – 10:51 CET. Parodying Eusebio Leal Spengler’s TV show, I resolve to “walk Havana” to verify that at the intersection of the streets Zulueta and Teniente Rey workers of the Unión de Construcciones Militares […] Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016, Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes and sparked questions. […] Continue reading

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […] Continue reading

Cuban American lost his business bid after obtaining permanent residence in Cuba

Cuban American lost his business bid after obtaining permanent residence in Cuba rkoltun@miamiherald.com BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Saul Berenthal was to become the first Cuban American investor on the island with a plan to assemble tractors to help small farmers. But his full embrace of his Cuban roots backfired. The tale of Cleber LLC, […] Continue reading

Foreign Construction Workers in Cuba

Foreign Construction Workers in Cuba September 3, 2016 Why is the Cuban government importing skilled workers for jobs that Cuban residents could do? By Cubaencuentro HAVANA TIMES — In an interview architect Alexander Machado Garcia, director of Investments at the Cuban Ministry of Economy and Planning, pointed out: “Along with favoring the participation of independent […] Continue reading

Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II)

Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II) Segunda y última parte del artículo Rafael del Pino, EEUU | 21/06/2016 9:00 am Era evidente que el régimen del apartheid estaba sentenciado por todos los intereses de la economía de mercado desde mediados de los 80. Pero, ¿cómo desmantelar este muñeco grotesco sin derramamientos de […] Continue reading

Socialist state enterprise?

Socialist state enterprise? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 20 Abr 2016 – 1:34 pm. In the years of the Republic, in Cuba there was a large number of small, medium-sized and large businesses that produced some 10,000 different products and articles, covering a large portion of domestic demand, thereby averting the need for many […] Continue reading

The Limits of Obama’s Trip to Cuba

The Limits of Obama’s Trip to Cuba 125 FEB 23, 2016 8:00 AM EST By Editorial Board With all due respect to Mick and Keith, a Rolling Stones concert is no longer a life-changing experience. Nor is a visit from a U.S. president, necessarily. Change in Cuba — where these two events are scheduled for […] Continue reading

Corker sees no lifting of Cuba embargo under Obama

Corker sees no lifting of Cuba embargo under Obama Olivier Knox Chief Washington Correspondent February 24, 2016 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said Wednesday that there is political momentum in Congress for lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba but that any action would not come while President Barack Obama was still in office. […] Continue reading

Human trafficking – the nadir of Castroist socialism

Human trafficking: the nadir of Castroist socialism FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 15 Ene 2016 – 12:14 am. The socialist model formulated by Marx and completed by Lenin aimed to be superior to capitalism in terms of its capacity to develop “productive forces,” i.e. the economy’s technological and material foundation. It was precisely this […] Continue reading

A bad year for freedom in Cuba

A bad year for freedom in Cuba Saturday – Dec. 26, 2015 By Charles Lane Much has changed in Cuba since President Obama and the island’s dictator, Raúl Castro, announced their rapprochement a year ago. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Cuban government coffers because of more U.S. tourism and remittances. Havana has […] Continue reading

Business leaders pen ‘open letter’ urging fellow Cuban Americans to embrace U.S. policy changes

Business leaders pen ‘open letter’ urging fellow Cuban Americans to embrace U.S. policy changes Ten businessmen, mostly from Miami, traveled to Cuba this month They say they saw ‘progress’ in a fledgling entrepreneurial class They want to give cover to more Cuban Americans to engage with the island BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com Earlier this month, […] Continue reading

After Obama’s thaw, bad year for Cuban citizens

After Obama’s thaw, bad year for Cuban citizens By Charles Lane The Washington Post Published: December 17, 2015 Much has changed in Cuba since President Barack Obama and the island’s dictator, Raul Castro, announced their rapprochement a year ago. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Cuban government coffers, due to more U.S. tourism […] Continue reading

US-Cuba Deal at One Year – Castros Stronger than Ever

US-Cuba Deal at One Year: Castros Stronger than Ever / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 16, 2015 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Reykjavik, 15-December 2015 — A non-interventionist US president, a Peronist Catholic pope, and a right-wing military dictator exalted by the Latin American left was bound to be a winning ticket. And so […] Continue reading

Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms

Cuba: Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms December 10, 2015 Fernando Ravsberg Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Cuban doctors. HAVANA TIMES — I don’t like to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the results of Venezuela’s elections should make us entertain the possibility that Chavismo could lose the next presidential elections, depriving […] Continue reading

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba By Taylor Wofford 12/2/15 at 1:53 PM Every time Gator ejaculated, Dan Marvel grossed 10 grand. At the time of his death last year, the bull was a ton and a half of genetic perfection—or as close to it as has ever been recorded for his breed (Red […] Continue reading

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba US Tourism Only Lines Castro’s Pockets, Says Exiled Journalist Ninoska Pérez VANESSA ARITA OCTOBER 23, 2015 AT 10:14 AM Despite the ongoing repression of citizens on the island, Cuba is set to become a new tourist destination for US residents. (Travel Blog) EspañolFollowing renewed diplomatic relations with […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time

Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time Castro scheduled to speak Monday afternoon Condemnation of the embargo a Cuban priority A meeting between President Obama and Castro likely BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The table is set for the United States and Cuba to make headlines as Cuban leader Raúl Castro makes his […] Continue reading

The Future Begins on August 14

The Future Begins on August 14 / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on August 9, 2015 Cubanet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 3 August 2015 – For some, it began on 17 December of last year, when – as surprisingly as a goal scored at the last minute deciding a world championship – the leaders Barack Obama and […] Continue reading

In Cuba, a challenge for people running their own businesses

In Cuba, a challenge for people running their own businesses mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com HAVANA Niuris Higueras jokes that her spouse calls Atelier — the Havana restaurant she started with her brother — her real husband. In an effort to see her family more, she’s decided to move them into the rooms in the back of her popular […] Continue reading

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations Tentative signs of openness raise hopes, but is the island ready to do business? By John Paul Rathbone There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the January 11959 “triumph of the revolution”, there is now December […] Continue reading

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties 2015/6/15 8:09:22 HAVANA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Cuba and the European Union (EU) will hold a fourth round of talks starting Monday on normalizing bilateral ties, and paving the way for unrestricted trade and political cooperation. The talks, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, aim to address […] Continue reading

U.S. lawyers examine promises, pitfalls in Cuba

U.S. lawyers examine promises, pitfalls in Cuba By SABRINA RODRIGUEZ 6/12/15 8:24 AM EDT This story is part of the POLITICO Journalism Institute, a journalism training program offered to students by POLITICO. The program allows students to write, edit and produce news stories. Companies may be ready for trade and investment opportunities in Cuba, but […] Continue reading

In normalization talks, U.S. gives, Cuba takes

In normalization talks, U.S. gives, Cuba takes BY JOE CARDONA jccigar@aol.com Ever since President Obama began charting a new policy track toward Cuba, I have followed the negotiations carefully and have remained cautiously optimistic. Until now. As we pass the half-year threshold of his decision, sadly, all I see so far are several important concessions […] Continue reading

Cuba claims applicant won’t give up

Cuba claims applicant won’t give up ADAM GELLER AAP APRIL 27, 2015 11:18AM IN 2007, Creighton professors held a news conference to announce their findings about US residents’ claims regarding property confiscated by Cuba. THEY cautioned that they might net just three or four cents on the US dollar. Claims holders had long been told […] Continue reading

Raul Castro and the ‘Cargo Cult’

Raul Castro and the ‘Cargo Cult’ [21-04-2015 12:53:09] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- In March 2014, hoping to attract new investments, Cuba adopted a new foreign investment law it described as “strategic and transcendental.” As of this writing -a year later- only one new investment has been reported as approved. The law, part of Chieftain Castro’s […] Continue reading
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