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… diplomats and their families from Havana and advised Americans not to … on trade and travel to Cuba. Cuban officials have repeatedly denied responsibility … homes and hotel rooms” in Havana. “Affected individuals described the sounds … 24 hours of arriving in Havana.” While many of the symptoms … Continue reading
… small and short on resources, Cuba has long been an outsize … teams from various provinces across Cuba and the Chicharrones neighborhood itself … school that can feed young Cubans’ appetite for the sport. Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 9 February 2018 — Algeria wants to put to rest rumors about the new contingent of Cuban doctors speculated to arrive from Cuba. The Algerian Ministry of Health has denied that the agreement signed in Havana on 30 January of this year included an increase in the number of health professionals from the island … Continue reading "Algeria Denies More Cuban Doctors Have Arrived" Continue reading
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Ivan Garcia, 1 February 2018 — “What concerns me most right now is to finish building the room for my eldest daughter who plans to give birth to a girl at the end of February,” confesses Eduardo, the warehouse manager of a bakery west of Havana, as drives along in his uncomfortable and tiny Fiat made … Continue reading "Elections and the Future Cuban Government / Iván García" Continue reading
Ivan Garcia, 6 February 2018 —  A silent police patrol began to search passersby they considered suspicious. When they saw it, the illegal tomato sellers quickly hid their merchandise on the staircase of a building in Havana’s Vibora neighborhood at Acosta and Diez de Octubre. An old woman, a regular seller of the newspaper Granma … Continue reading "The Other Fidel Castro / Iván García" Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 5 February 2018 — The Valley of Viñales, whose unique landscape has made it a highly attractive place for tourism, faces the potential risk of an uncontrolled exploitation as well as illegalities in the provision of services for tourists, which has required the authorities to adopt measures for its protection, according … Continue reading "Cuban Authorities Denounce ‘Illegalities’ in Vinales to Serve Explosion of Tourism" Continue reading
By: IANS | Havana | Published: February 6, 2018 1: … Rex Tillerson signals (file photo) Cuba has described US Secretary of … legitimate government of Venezuela,” the Cuban ministry said. “His statements are … the US trade embargo against Cuba. The ministry criticised Tillerson for … Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 2 February 2018 — The suicide of Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart on Thursday is added to a long list of figures linked to power in Cuba who have chosen to end their lives in the last six decades. The history of the Cuban Revolution cannot be told without including its deserters, its exiles … Continue reading "“There is No Room for Suicides in the Pantheon of the Fatherland”" Continue reading
Lilo notes support received from Havana during UN address By Ednal … respect the good neighbourly principle. Cuba, US’s neighbour, has been … Lilo expressed appreciation to the Cuban Government for the assistance. … economic and trade embargo against Cuba. "Solomon Islands encourage the … Continue reading
… welcomes the support of the Cuban Government for the establishment of … associated with disabilities. “Guyana and Cuba share a close, cordial relationship … students and young professionals. Additionally, Cuban professionals, who work in the … new Ambassador said that the Cuban nation “will always remember with … Continue reading
… Moscow, January 31 (RHC-Minrex)--  Cuban Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez … and social development plans of Cuba was also evaluated. Edited by … Continue reading
Havana, January 27 (RHC)-- In … universities in the capital. The Cuban ambassador said in his remarks … organizations, trade unions, the Cuban solidarity movement, Cuban expatiates and Italians to … Cuba from Spanish colonial rule. In Cuba on Friday, the University of HavanaContinue reading
14ymedio (with information from agencies), 24 January 2018 — The United States and  Cuba addressed bilateral cooperation on the issues of irregular migration and drug trafficking in two new technical meetings held this Monday and Tuesday in Florida. The meetings coincided with the publication of figures from the US Department of Customs and Border Protection, showing that in … Continue reading "US and Cuba Address ‘Irregular’ Migration in New Meetings" Continue reading
… worldwide. Cuba Trade Magazine Media Kit About Cuba Trade Magazine Cuba Trade Magazine … Cuban Embassy in Washington and to Cuban economic ministers; on all Havana Air … as Cuban culture, history, music, celebrities, sports, medical treatments and more. CubaContinue reading
… . The enormous potential of the Cuban market is not lost on … — to help reach consumers in Cuba. Cuba imports $2 billion in agricultural … study by Cuba Trade Magazine. Boosting our trade with Cuba would create … sold nothing to Cuba. U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba have dropped … Continue reading
… is benefitting from trade with Cuba, according to new figures released … from the U.S. to Cuba in November of 2017 were … products authorized for export to Cuba from the United States, as … were not affiliated with the Cuban government. Further, John Deere and … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 18 January 2018 — Ordinary Cubans are helping the Colon Free Zone (CFZ) to make up for the decline in purchases from Venezuela, whose profound economic crisis is having a strong negative impact on the largest free zone in the world, located on Panama’s Atlantic coast. According to the CFZ’s manager, Manuel Grimaldo, … Continue reading "More Than 15,000 Cubans Spend 100 Million Dollars a Year in the Colon Free Zone" Continue reading
… despite hostile policies adopted against Havana by the Republican administration of … president, Barack Obama. Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro originally announced … trade and travel restrictions with Cuba. Trump administration further cut the … Continue reading
Washington, January 18 (RHC)-- U.S. President Donald Trump has repeated a threat to pull the United States out of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.  In a Wednesday interview with Reuters, Trump once again threatened to withdraw from the North … Continue reading
Cubaeconomí, Elias Amor Bravo, 5 January 2018 – The Castro regime, in its urgent need to find external financing for the economy, has developed a strategy of approaching the European Union that has come to an end, at least for the moment, with the recent visit of Federica Mogherini to Havana. The agreement is a vague … Continue reading "Mogherini’s Real Interest in Havana" Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 29 November 2017 — The buildings pass by, a piece of blue sky, trees and some newspaper stands. Through the window of the only all-electric bus running through Havana, the city seems different. “This is the future,” the driver tells the passengers of the vehicle that serves route 18 between the Palatino terminal … Continue reading "“Yes, It’s Really a Bus”" Continue reading

Whenever I read the excuses offered by the Castro regime about hurricanes and rains to justify the country's paltry sugar production, I recall what in the late 60s the Director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Trade (MINCEX), Mario García Incháustegui, told me, off the record.

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… January 2018 Tourists heading to Cuba are being refused American dollars … Ealing, West London, have visited Cuba several times and found US … has imposed trade sanctions on Cuba since 1960. Last night M … violation of US sanctions on Cuba, many UK travel money providers … Continue reading
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 9 January 2018 — “Did you buy the bread?” The shout comes from a balcony and is directed at a woman walking along a street in Havana. “The bread,” “the rice” or “the coffee,” with the article in front, always refers to the products that are sold through the ration book, an … Continue reading "Living in Cuba Without a Ration Book" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 9 January 2018 — The ravages of Hurricane Irma on Cuban agriculture have left a serious impact on the sugar sector that will influence the results of the upcoming harvest. With some 835,000 acres of cane fallen and broken, in addition to another 227,000 flooded, 45% of the sown cane was affected, according to … Continue reading "Cuba’s 2018 Sugar Harvest At Risk Due to a Shortage of Cane in the Fields" Continue reading
HAVANA – Chilean President Michele Bachelet met on Monday with Cuban leader Raul … the Mariel Special Development Zone.” Cuba, whose state-run economy has traditionally … kilometers (28 miles) west of Havana and which includes a merchant … Bachelet, Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca said the Cuban government isn … Continue reading
New companies and organizations joined dozens of existing players in 2017, lobbying Congress and the Trump administration for openings to Cuba Continue reading
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 January 2018 — On 28 December 2017, the newspaper Granma published an extensive article that uncovers a serious criminal act: the adulteration of drugs detected in the Reinaldo Gutiérrez pharmaceutical laboratory, located in the municipality of Boyeros, in the Cuban capital, with the substitution of methylphenidate bya placebo, the latter … Continue reading "Another Pandora’s Box Opens in Cuba / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
HAVANA – Europe’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, met on Wednesday in Havana with Cuban Foreign Trade and Investment Minister … Mogherini’s third visit to Cuba since March 2015, thus demonstrating … with the communist regime to Havana’s advances in human rights … Continue reading
… enrolled in medical school in Havana, Cuba, in 2010. Seven years later … . For the first year in Havana, he focused on building that … time to explore Cuba's capital city of Havana, famous for … relations with Cuba, and open trade and travel. "Cuba is a … Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 13 December 2017  — Time is an indelible and important imprint in any perspective. It is true that Cuba continues to be a country governed by a group incapable of coexisting with the opposition, beating down those who think differently, a criminal state that encourages the rupture of democracy and legality. It is also … Continue reading "The Magnified Danger to Castroism / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 30 December 2017 — The year 2017 has not left a pleasant memory among Cubans. The last twelve months were marked by economic difficulties, the retreat in the diplomatic thaw with the United States, the destruction left by Hurricane Irma and a regional context increasingly adverse for the island’s government. Despite the reported growth … Continue reading "2017, Another Year Lost For Cuba" Continue reading
Alejandro González Acosta, 1 December 2017, Mexico City — Lichi[1] told me that the last time he was in Cuba[2], he went to visit a G-2 colonel at home, the brother of a famous Cuban historian who was Lichi’s good friend in Mexico. Between drinks and confidences, Lichi asked him: “Come on, man, just between us: … Continue reading "The Euphemism that Looks After Me / Alejandro González Acosta" 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
Tunis, December 26 (RHC-Minrex)-- Cuba and Tunisia will relaunch collaboration … a meeting held by the Cuban Ambassador, Isaac Torres Barrios and … business exploration visit to Cuba for 2018. The Cuban diplomat said that … Barrios welcomed the visit to Cuba of the Tunisian delegation in … Continue reading
Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca (File Photo) Havana, December 25 (RHC)-- Cuban Minister for Foreign … . According to data from the Cuban Ministry for Foreign Trade and … Continue reading
… , a joint venture between the Cuban state and Spanish-French tobacco group … said at the start of Havana's annual cigar festival … and visit tobacco plantations outside Havana. Moving to meet rising demand … under 40-year-old trade sanctions against Cuba's communist Government. Excluding … Continue reading
… exchanges with companies in Cuba. According to the Cuban minister, the 2017-2018 … trade and commerce investment in Cuba. The Cuban minister spoke about the good state of economic-trade relations between Cuba … companies in development projects in Cuba. Christophe Fontaine, President of the … Continue reading
14ymedio, Ricardo Fernández, Camaguey, 20 December 2017 — Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) lives up to its name by being in an out-of-the-way spot 40 kilometers from the town of Vertientes, in Camagüey. The small settlement of houses with a palm leaf roofs has its greatest treasure in the surrounding beehives, but this year the production of the honeybees … Continue reading "Cuban State Pays $560 a Ton for Honey and Sells it in Europe for $14,000" Continue reading
… , Malawi's landscapes, and Cuba's booming tourist trade … . Valletta, Malta 5. Wales 6. Cuba 7. Russia 8. New Orleans … Continue reading
Cold War allies Moscow and Havana are marking a renaissance in … ) is reportedly in talks with Cuban authorities to upgrade over a … build a high-speed railway connecting Havana and the beach resort of … eventually doing more business in Cuba,” said Jason Marczak, Director at … Continue reading
… from Cuba under Republican President Donald Trump. Russian exports to Cuba jumped … head met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Saturday, the … km of Cuban railroads and install a high-speed link between Havana and the beach resort of Varadero, in what would be CubaContinue reading

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