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14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 December 2017 — The young man knocks on the door, having arrived from the distant town of Güira, sweating buckets. He doesn’t have to mince words, just display his merchandise consisting of fresh milk, cheese and a leg of pork. This informal vendor has cheaper deals than those in the state markets, … Continue reading "The Economic Crisis Explained Through A Leg Of Pork" Continue reading
… Economy and Planning Havana, December 29 (RHC)-- Cuban Minister for the … Cabrisas underscored advances toward granting Cuban companies greater autonomy. In statements … come into force, functioning of Cuban business entities and state institutions … Continue reading
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 27 December 2017 — An essential feature of the Cuban socio-political and economic system is the reluctance of the ruling class to offer exact and reliable figures and data about the performance of the economy and finances at the end of each year. December is, for Cubans living in Cuba – … Continue reading "The Cabalistic Exercises of the Managers of the Cuban Economy" Continue reading
Cubanet, Havana, Miriam Celaya, 22 December 2017 — On the morning of 21 December 2017, it became known in the international media that “the Cuban Parliament” – whose most outstanding feature is not having decided anything at all in its more than 40 years of existence – has “just decided” to extend the presidential mandate … Continue reading "Castro Suspects / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 28 December 2017 — Anyone who knows the Cuban reality even partly knows the role of “drivetrain” played by the so-called mass organizations. Instead of representing the interests of their members before the State, they function as watchdogs of the government’s interests in each of their sectors. The Federation of Cuban Women … Continue reading "When The Labor Union is the Employer" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 12 december 2017 — On 28 January 1976 in Havana, Ricardo Bofull founded the Cuban Committee For Human Rights, along with Edmigio López and Marta Frayde. Forty-one years later, the independent journalist Tania Díaz Castro, in her house in Havana’s Jaimanitas neighborhood, west of the capital, surrounded by dogs and books, recalls that era. “I … Continue reading "Cuba: ’The Human Rights People’ / Iván García" Continue reading
… stake in the Cuban-Venezuelan refinery in Cienfuegos, in Central Cuba, under an … the Cuban economy. Venezuela's political and economic crisis, plus Cuba … by bolstering its radical Cuban allies as Cuba continues to repress its … Maduro's visit to Havana in December. Even though the … Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 20 December 2017 — With a little money, housing can be arranged; with fiscal resolution and a legal framework that offers real confidence to the investor, the growth of the national economy is stimulated; with an effective campaign aimed at achieving social awareness, the problem of moral degradation is solved; and if our decadent politicians want … Continue reading "Something That Can’t Be Fixed in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
… our economy. (Photo: ACN).The Cuban Revolution has withstood the onslaught … secretary the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the closure … Period of Ordinary Sessions, in Havana’s International Conference Center, December … in Havana in recent days, that we will remain united. The CubanContinue reading
EFE / via 14ymedio, Havana, 21 December 2017 — The president of Cuba, Raúl Castro, confirmed on Thursday that he will leave office on April 21, after the Cuban Parliament extended his current mandate until that date, a mandate which was due to end on February 24. “When the National Assembly is constituted I will … Continue reading "Raul Castro Confirms He Will Leave the Presidency and Urges Elimination of Dual Currency" Continue reading
… also remaining until then.  Many Cubans and outside observers expect Castro … introduction of private enterprise into Cuba's centrally planned economy … , freedom to travel for most Cubans and the ability to buy … relations," Castro said. The Cuban government said Thursday that after … Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 21 (ACN) The Cuban Gross Domestic Product is expected … , which takes place in the Havana Conventions Center, Cabrisas presented the … the financial and material stresses Cuba faced, as it was predicted … by the United States on Cuba, and the coming to power … Continue reading
20% more visitors arrived in Cuba this year, but numbers for September, November and December are down Continue reading
… tourism sectors, basically Ricardo Cabrisas, Cuban minister of Economy and Planning (MEP), reported that the Cuban economy grew slightly in 2017 … 50 year-long US blockade on Cuba. The growth was the result … Standing commission, meeting at the Havana Conventions Center. He said that … Continue reading
Regina Coyula, 8 December 2017 — According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), intellectual property is “any property that, by mutual agreement, is considered to be of an intellectual nature and worthy of protection, including scientific and technological inventions, literary or artistic productions, trademarks and distinctive signs, industrial designs and geographical indications.” The protection umbrella covers both the most … Continue reading "Intellectual Property in Cuba: Reprint, Reeducate, Reinsert, Rethink / Regina Coyula" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 15 December 2017 — In the papers, it appeared that El Encanto state pizzeria, in Havana’s La Vibora neighborhood half an hour by car from downtown Havana, sold around a dozen daily products: lasagna, cannelloni, five versions of spaghetti and pizzas, beer, entrepanes (sandwiches), guava, crab and empanadas, among other offers. But the reality … Continue reading "Cuba: The Black Market Never Sleeps / Iván García" Continue reading
Paris, December 12 (RHC-Agencies) --The One Plane Climate Summit got underway in Paris Tuesday. The event seeks to unlock more money to drive the global economy's shift to green energy, exactly two years after signing a global pact to avert … Continue reading
… above all to institutionalise the Cuban communist regime, replacing the wayward … problem. Since the 1980s the Cuban economy has steadily lost ground … unavailable internationally comparable estimates for Cuba’s GDP since 1970 by … health, education and housing) that Cubans receive. Taking into account purchasing … Continue reading
Dimas Castellano, 20 November 2017 — On November 1, 2017, Cuba presented to the UN General Assembly the project entitled “Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US against Cuba.” In his speech, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez criticized the policy contained in the Presidential National Security Memorandum on the strengthening of the … Continue reading "Three Points to Solve the Embargo / Dimas Castellano" Continue reading
… completed delivering humanitarian aid to Cuba. A ship delivered the third … relief supplies were delivered to Cuba earlier in the month. Almost entire northern coast of Cuba was hit in early September … dozens killed and seriously damaged Cuba’s economy. Following the request … Continue reading
14ymedio, 28 November 2017 — The sugar harvest began last Sunday with the start-up of the sugar mill Boris Luis Santa Coloma in Cuba’s Mayabeque province. According to the state monopoly Azcuba, the drought that lasted 18 months and the subsequent scourge of Hurricane Irma have had negative effects and will limit production to around 1.5 million … Continue reading "Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Begins Affected by Drought and Hurricane Irma / 14yMedio" Continue reading
… the bottom out of the Cuban economy, the Soviet Union collapsed … friendly with members of the Cuban mission to the UN: … camera," Alpert says. Their Cuba documentary ended up on PBS … the bottom out of the Cuban economy, the Soviet Union collapsed … Continue reading
… film about Castro's Cuba, film maker Jon Alpert blamed … the U.S. ruined the Cuban economy by flooding the sugar … the bottom out of the Cuban economy, the Soviet Union collapsed … the bottom out of the Cuban economy, the Soviet Union collapsed … Continue reading
… southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where his brother's … present in the minds of Cubans, and state media daily recalls … turning of the page in Cuban history. The polls will kick … economy is what penalizes the Cuban population the most and I … Continue reading
Primavera Digital, Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez, El Cerro, Havana, 22 November 2017 —If in Cuba we were to change everything that needs changing, we would have to rewrite our constitution. Why? Because of the many absurdities that do not permit the economy, nor society, to advance towards development, as do almost all the other nations on … Continue reading "The Country of the Absurd / Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez" Continue reading
HAVANA – Agence France-Presse    Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of … present in the minds of Cubans, and state media daily recalls … turning of the page in Cuban history. The polls will kick … economy is what penalizes the Cuban population the most and I … Continue reading
… Jon Alpert has reported from Cuba since 1972, charting the fortunes … to Fidel Castro. His film Cuba and the Cameraman distills thousands … wrestling on his land outside Havana, but in the hard-times … Union, which had propped up Cuba's economy since the … Continue reading
… everyday Americans to meet everyday Cubans, while leaving the doors open … to export directly to the Cuban private sector, private sector agricultural … on engagement with Cuba, agree. Much of Florida’s Cuban-American congressional delegation … income of the Cuban economy, according to the Havana Consulting Group. The … Continue reading
… writer Ernest Hemingway’s favorite Havana hotel. The Hotel Ambos Mundo … economy? Nothing directly, but when Cubans get hungry, they go for … and less money in the Cuban pockets.” The restrictions imposed by … memorandum of understanding with the Cuba National Port Administration during the … Continue reading
… on engagement with Cuba, agree. Much of Florida’s Cuban-American congressional delegation … income of the Cuban economy, according to the Havana Consulting Group, a firm that analyzes the Cuban economy … other companies operating in Cuba. Even without regulations, Cuba is a tough … Continue reading
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