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Spending $250,000 on lobbying, the travel-booking site successfully secured language in Trump’s new Cuba regulations that allows individual travel Continue reading
A year ago, Mugabe attended the funeral of Fidel Castro, his comrade in authoritarianism, perhaps like one who participates in his own funeral. 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 16 November 2017 – No one who has been in power for four decades is innocent and Robert Mugabe will not be the exception. This week the 93-year-old African … Continue reading "Another Ally Falls: The Siege Against Robert Mugabe" Continue reading
… linked to the Cuban military, will negatively affect Cuba’s economy and … Cuba Restricted List that prohibits persons otherwise authorized to engage in Cuban … 180 entities linked to the Cuban military, which controls a broad … and new sanctions targeting the Cuban military highlight a reversal of … Continue reading
Raúl Castro has not taken advantage of the steps taken by Barack Obama and has chosen to opt for caution rather than reform 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 November 2017 — It was too quiet to last. The diplomatic thaw between Cuba and the United States has failed and both nations are resetting their watches to … Continue reading "In Cuba, the Cold War Returns" Continue reading
… a U.S. embassy in Havana.    Like everything Obama, it was … than the Cuban economy. In sum, tourism to Cuba has turned into … in Cuba destroyed the healthy pre-Castro economy that saw thousands of Cubans … than the Cuban economy. In sum, tourism to Cuba has turned into … Continue reading
… our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military … and economic freedom for the Cuban people," Treasury Secretary Steven … military-run corporations that dominate the Cuban economy. These include GAESA and … , the firm that runs Old Havana. It also places off limits … Continue reading
… Hotel Ambos Mundos in Old Havana, famous for its connection to … to Cuba must be sponsored by a U.S.-approved Cuban travel … our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military … into the Cuban economy. The organization has holdings in Cuba's … Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 November 2017 — “Sometimes I dream that I’ve returned to Moscow but the contours of the buildings look blurry,” confesses Valentina Rodriguez, 72. She married a Cuban who studied at a university in Moscow in the ‘80s and who lived for many years in Havana until she emigrated to the … Continue reading "The Traces of Russia in Cuba: ‘Bolos’, Kamaz, ‘Polovinos’" Continue reading
… capital Havana. The United States prohibits tourism travel by Americans to Cuba … the Cuban economy illegally. Knowing the history of America and Cuba and … Jay-Z and Beyoncé saunter around Havana so casually? Jay-Z is a … policy that causes millions of Cubans to suffer economically from the … Continue reading
… our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military … military-run corporations that dominate the Cuban economy. These include GAESA and … , the firm that runs Old Havana. It also places off limits … U.S. government personnel in Havana. The U.S. says 24 … Continue reading
Pedro Campos, Miami, 2 November 2017 – Once again, as expected, the United Nations condemns the United States embargo on Cuba. This annual exercise is part of the diversionary masquerade of the Castro regime to try to make the naïve believe that it is the United States that is the main culprit in Cuba’s economic and … Continue reading "The US Embargo and Cuba’s Internal Blockade in Times of Halloween" Continue reading
… attacks that US diplomats in Havana say left them with ailments … its Havana embassy by 60% in response to the incidents, expelled Cuban … going to Cuba and stopped issuing visas for Cubans in Havana. The measures … important flow of tourists to Cuba, whose economy went into recession … Continue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 3 November 2017 – Italian diapers and Caterpillar tractors have been the stars of the 2017 Havana International Fair (Fihav), which brings together more than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 63 countries, including the United States, this Friday. Both products will have a presence on the island if conditions agreed with the manufacturers … Continue reading "Diapers and Tractors Connect With Real Needs at the Havana Fair" Continue reading
… attacks that US diplomats in Havana say left them with ailments … its Havana embassy by 60% in response to the incidents, expelled Cuban … going to Cuba and stopped issuing visas for Cubans in Havana. The measures … important flow of tourists to Cuba, whose economy went into recession … Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 2 November 2017 — Twice a week, Mayté, a bank employee, usually talks with and sees her daughter through an internet app that she uses from a park in western Havana. The travel and immigration rules that the Cuba authorities will begin to apply as of 1 January 2018, still won’t allow professionals … Continue reading "Travel and Immigration Reforms Will Bring More Hard Currency to Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading
… opposes normalizing relations with Cuba, has expelled Cuban representatives from the US … entities, is officially prohibited. The Cuban economy, which entered a recession … that Cuba must be held responsible for not preventing the attacks; HavanaContinue reading
… implemented market reforms to modernize Cuba’s Soviet-style command economy. “The … Old Havana selling clothes, bags, posters and trinkets that have quirky Cuban designs and slogans reflecting local humor. “Actually I‘m in Havana … year. Like many private Cuban businesses in Havana, Clandestina benefited from a … Continue reading
… wave of sonic attacks in Havana that are said to have … in expanding to Cuba, says Bellinger. "The Cuban Embassy in D … businesses in Cuba," Bellinger warns. Already, Bellinger notes, the Cuban economy … , the U.S. embassy in Havana has suspended, indefinitely, the issuance … Continue reading
LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, October 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific are the regions of the globe where the markets for drugs to treat skin conditions are growing most rapidly. The markets in these … Continue reading
LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, October 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific are the regions of the globe where the markets for drugs to treat skin conditions are growing most rapidly. The markets in these … Continue reading
… have become, much like in Cuba, irrelevant. Maduro wins on Election … tribunals later. In addition, like Cuba in the 1960s, Venezuela has … shortages. Venezuela’s regime, like Cuba’s before, will benefit from … economy. Most importantly, unlike many Cubans who have been anesthetized by … Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 15 October 2017 — It was April 2007 and a time of dark days. The most stagnant part of the Catholic Church intervened in the magazine Vitral (Stained Glass Window), shifting it away from its marked social mission. In the face of the hijacking, the editors jumped ship and months later … Continue reading "Cuba’s ‘Convivencia’ Project Celebrates Its First Decade" Continue reading
… waves slam Cuba’s capital Havana Tourism is crucial to Cuba’s economy … hurricane in Cuba Irma flooded the streets of Cuba’s capital, Havana, and … the Trump administration and Havana, Ritter said. WATCH: Cuba slammed by Hurricane … staff in Havana. The U.S. hasn’t blamed the Cuban government … Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 12 October 2017 — Russia is again aiding Cuba and, as with the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, the aid comes in the form of oil. Moscow is trying to compensate for the collapse of Venezuelan shipments, but part of the bill comes from Caracas, says Jorge Piñón, director of … Continue reading "Venezuela Finances Russian Oil Coming To Cuba" Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 12 (acn) Cuban professionals emphasized on Thursday in Havana in the … at the Convention Center in Havana, the recommendations was the need … , Juan Triana specialist of the Cuban Economy Research Center pointed out … directives, successful practices of the Cuban economic model among other issues … Continue reading
… approached the eastern coast of Cuba (in Guantánamo) on Thursday, September … 11th, the hurricane finally left Cuban territory leaving a huge amount … source of income for the Cuban economy, was seriously impacted, due … Alliance local member in the Cuban Forum are supporting the Hurricane … Continue reading
… diplomats. U.S. diplomats in Havana began reporting mysterious symptoms, including … not to travel to Cuba,” the warning says. Cuba hard-liners like Sen … number of Cuban operatives, downgrade the U.S. embassy in Havana to an interests section, and consider relisting Cuba as a … Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 3 October 2017 — Kenya and Mozambique indefinitely suspended their collaboration with Cuban medical services which were under contract in both countries. The announcement was “restricted information” distributed through emails send to the heads of all the provincial health services, between 25-27 September, according to Marti Noticias. The sudden action is a … Continue reading "Cuban Medical Collaboration Suspended in Kenya and Mozambique / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 3 October 2017 — “The worst thing after a hurricane is that the food is lost,” says high school teacher Liana, 37, after making the rounds of several farmer’s markets and stores in the old part of Havana. “There are no eggs in the whole city, not even a package of hotdogs. More … Continue reading "The Cold War Returns to Cuba / Iván García" Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … tourism, a backbone of Cuba’s economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … . The lawmakers all declined comment. Cuban officials say they’re disappointed … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they're … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … tourism, a backbone of Cuba’s economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they’re disappointed … Continue reading
APNewsBreak: Attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba Eds: Updates … Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they're … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … tourism, a backbone of Cuba’s economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they’re disappointed … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … tourism, a backbone of Cuba’s economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they’re disappointed … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … tourism, a backbone of Cuba’s economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … lawmakers all declined to comment. Cuban officials say they’re disappointed … Continue reading
Havana is perfectly clear. But this is Cuba. For decades, Washington and Havana … failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 … , a backbone of Cuba's economy. In Havana, American diplomats are … in Havana means visa processing there has been suspended indefinitely. Cuba has … Continue reading
… a significant impact on the Cuban economy, which relies heavily on … notified Cuba of its decision through its embassy in Washington. The Cuban … in Cuba Although the Trump administration has refrained from blaming the Cuban … , when then-President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a … Continue reading
… dimly lit minimá (mini-mall) in Havana he shows what a ration … attacks” on American diplomats in Havana have further raised tensions. Hurricane … Cuban economist. An even bigger step would be a reform of Cuba … distorts prices throughout the economy. Cuban pesos circulate alongside “convertible pesos … Continue reading
Print section Print Rubric:  The communist regime can no longer rely on the generosity of its allies. It has no idea what to doPrint Headline:  Slim pickingsPrint Fly Title:  Cuba’s economy UK Only Article:  standard articleIssue:  The spotlight shifts from Germany to FranceFly Title:  Slim pickingsLocation:  HAVANAMain image:  20170930_AMP001_0.jpgGABRIEL and Leo have little in common. Gabriel makes 576 Cuban pesos ($23) a month as a maintenance man in a hospital. Leo runs a private company with revenues of $20,000 a month and 11 full-time employees. But both have cause for complaint. For Gabriel it is the meagre subsistence that his salary affords. In a dimly lit minimá (mini-mall) in Havana he shows what a ration book entitles one person to buy per month: it includes a small bag of ... Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 18 September 2017 — TV Cuba is different. In the news, we see mechanical shovels collecting debris, brigades of electrical linemen repairing the posts blown down by the powerful hurricane and optimistic citizens who “trust that the revolution will not leave them helpless.” Real Cuba is something else. Garbage collection is done at a snail’s … Continue reading "Cuban Hurricane Victims Demand Cuts in Prices and Customs Fees / Iván García" Continue reading