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Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says

Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says | May 10, 2017, at 12:18 a.m. HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba represents a “huge” but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the […] Continue reading

A Sip Of Electricity To Keep Driving

A Sip Of Electricity To Keep Driving 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 8 May 2017 — The worst thing that can happen to Agustín is to have his battery go dead in the street. It is even more terrible than the failure of a headlamp or the lack of parking for his made-in-China electric motorcycle. The […] Continue reading

Eating Steak and Fries is a Luxury in Cuba

Eating Steak and Fries is a Luxury in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, 2 May 2017 — On an afternoon like any other, an underground seller of beef, living in the southeast of Havana, bought flank steaks wholesale from a slaughterer, to then sell them to private restaurants and neighbours who could afford them. […] Continue reading

Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing

Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing by Joe Pike, Adam Leposa | May 4, 2017 11:14am Despite a recent study by Allianz Global Assistance that showed a declining interest in Cuba from last year to this year, suppliers continue to pump out new Cuba products and offerings. According to the study, […] Continue reading

Havana is collapsing

Havana is collapsing DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 4 de Mayo de 2017 – 11:28 CEST. In the municipality of Centro Habana, which for years has witnessed buildings collapse, what happened at the corner of Amistad and San Miguel, in the neighborhood of Colón, did not constitute news because of the collapse itself, but […] Continue reading

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […] Continue reading

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says CARAMBOLA, Cuba — A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. Cuba’s military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana […] Continue reading

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while Sun Country plays a waiting game while President Trump’s Cuba policy unfurls. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune APRIL 29, 2017 — 5:25PM Nonstop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cuba are stalled — and becoming less likely. […] Continue reading

Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs

Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs April 25, 2017, 10:59:00 AM EDT By Reuters By Sarah Marsh BAY OF PIGS, Cuba, April 25 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring […] Continue reading

JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana

JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com While several U.S. airlines have cut flights to Cuba citing weak demand, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines are investing in more service to Havana. Monday, American filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting seven weekly […] Continue reading

Pedicab Drivers Can Only Work Where They Live

Pedicab Drivers Can Only Work Where They Live 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 20 April 2017 — The transport ministry (MITRANS) has issued a new provision that obligates Havana’s pedicab drivers to have visible identification that specifies the municipality where they can operate. The sticker carries the driver’s license number and the name of the municipality. […] Continue reading

Depressed But Happy?

Depressed But Happy? / Francis Sanchez Francis Sanchez, 29 March 2017 – Cuba is the country with the second highest levels of depression in Latin America, exceeded only by Brazil. The statistics appear in a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released in Geneva. From this report, paradoxically, this data is omitted by Cuban […] Continue reading

Miami electric car dealer sees opportunity in Cuban gas shortage

Miami electric car dealer sees opportunity in Cuban gas shortage By Marc Frank | HAVANA An electric car dealer with a Miami subsidiary is telling Cuba-based diplomats struggling with a gasoline shortage on the Communist-run Caribbean island that they should fret no longer. The United States, which maintains a trade embargo on Cuba, licensed Premier […] Continue reading

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Spirit Airlines’ Cuba fever is cooling down — big time. The ultra-low cost carrier is ending its Havana flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in June. That makes it the fifth U.S. airline to cut back flights to […] Continue reading

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31 Arlene SatchellContact Reporter Sun Sentinel Another U.S. air carrier is saying ‘Adios’ to Cuba. Low-cost Spirit Airlines plans to operate its last flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana on May 31, an airline official said early Friday. The news comes […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Port of Mariel is ready for U.S. cargo once trade agreement is restored

Cuba’s Port of Mariel is ready for U.S. cargo once trade agreement is restored The new Trump leadership team has yet to determine its policy toward the Communist Caribbean nation, however At this time last year, U.S. seaports in Southeast and Gulf regions were telling shippers that they were well positioned to take advantage of […] Continue reading

CUBA’S PREMIUM GAS SHORTAGE LEAVES DIPLOMATS STUCK

CUBA’S PREMIUM GAS SHORTAGE LEAVES DIPLOMATS STUCK BY REUTERS ON 4/9/17 AT 6:40 AM When they are not tending to international affairs, diplomats based in Havana can be found these days stewing in interminable lines at gas stations and concocting ways to increase the octane in fuel as Cuba’s premium gasoline shortage takes its toll. […] Continue reading

JetBlue busca un lugar para instalar su oficina en La Habana

JetBlue busca un lugar para instalar su oficina en La Habana AGENCIAS | La Habana | 10 de Abril de 2017 – 12:22 CEST. La aerolínea estadounidense JetBlue, primera en iniciar los vuelos regulares a Cuba en 2016, anunció este domingo su intención de abrir una oficina comercial en La Habana que se ocupará de […] Continue reading

Facing Fuel Shortage in Cuba, Havana Diplomats Roll up Sleeves

Facing Fuel Shortage in Cuba, Havana Diplomats Roll up Sleeves April 7, 2017, at 5:10 p.m. By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – When they are not tending to international affairs, diplomats based in Havana can be found these days stewing in interminable queues at gas stations and concocting ways to increase the octane in fuel […] Continue reading

Tips from a traveler to Cuba

Tips from a traveler to Cuba By Amelia Rayno APRIL 7, 2017 — 1:45PM AMELIA RAYNO During a solo people-to-people tour of Cuba, I learned some important things through trial and error. Here are some important tips I wish I’d known before I went: • Bring more cash than you think you need; prices across […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Mariel port builds for bigger ships amid headwinds

Cuba’s Mariel port builds for bigger ships amid headwinds Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Apr 07, 2017 7:38 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS — Cuba’s fledgling Port of Mariel is feeling the effects of the country’s weak economy but is preparing to handle more trade and larger ships if restrictions on US trade are lifted, said […] Continue reading

Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Alleged Cuban smuggler pleads guilty to sex trafficking BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com This was the premise of a case involving a Cuban resident in Miami accused of illegally bringing women from the island and forcing them into sex slavery in the United States. Silvio Clark Morales, 31, plead guilty in federal court Thursday to […] Continue reading

Discover The Incredible Cars Of Cuba And The People Who Keep Them Running

Discover The Incredible Cars Of Cuba And The People Who Keep Them Running Justin T. Westbrook Recent political changes in Cuba, including expanded accessibility to personal transportation and loosening restrictions of trade and tourism with the U.S., have put a fresh light on the country’s car scene. Popular YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods just released […] Continue reading

Audiovisual production company receives OFAC license to operate in Cuba

Audiovisual production company receives OFAC license to operate in Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Although the Trump administration’s Cuba policy review has not been completed, a U.S.-based broadcast and video facilities company, has received a liceaaense to operate on the island and to contract with a Cuban state enterprise. The license granted to Cuba […] Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort The Caribbean island is home to some seriously amazing sandy white beaches BYJULIE DELAHAYE 11:01, 3 APR 2017UPDATED11:45, 3 APR 2017 When you think of Cuba, it’s Havana’s colourful buildings and classic 1950s-esque cars that spring to mind. However, there’s so much more to the […] Continue reading

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba THERESA CLIFT | Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 p.m. Plans to launch charter service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Cuba are on hold indefinitely, a spokesman said Monday. Miami-based Choice Aire planned to start offering twice-weekly charter flights to Cuba by the end of last year, but […] Continue reading

Anxiety Grows Over Cuba’s Gas Shortages

Anxiety Grows Over Cuba’s Gas Shortages 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 1 April 2017 — Rumors of a general rise in prices have sharpened shortages at gas stations this Saturday, with long lines of vehicles waiting their turn at service stations across the country. The fuel sold at preferential prices for thousands of state employees has […] Continue reading