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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

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again American Airlines has already reduced its capacity in Cuba and JetBlue Airways is set to do so in early May. This week, Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines said they will exit the Cuban market entirely. Adam Levine-Weinberg (TMFGemHunter) Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM Just six months ago, a slew […] Continue reading

Two U.S. Airlines Are Already Done With Cuba

Two U.S. Airlines Are Already Done With Cuba Too many flights and too little demand send Silver and Frontier packing. by Justin Bachman March 14, 2017, 9:45 AM GMT+1 U.S. airlines that rushed into Cuba last year knew the going would be tough. But it’s turned out to be such an unexpected financial slog that […] Continue reading

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The shake-up continues in the Cuba travel business with two U.S. airlines announcing Monday that they planned to cancel their routes to the island. Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways said it had made “the difficult but necessary” decision to suspend all its […] Continue reading

Are Bikes Coming Back to Cuba With the Economic Crisis?

Are Bikes Coming Back to Cuba With the Economic Crisis? / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 February 2017 — When you look at the photos of the most difficult years of Cuba’s “Special Period,” there are several details that can be observed: how skinny Cubans were, the deterioration of their clothing, and […] Continue reading

Short windows limit marketing of Cuba cruises

Short windows limit marketing of Cuba cruises By Tom Stieghorst / January 02, 2017 Travel agents have begun selling cruises to Cuba set to sail in the first half of 2017, but some said the limited number of itineraries approved so far by the Cuban government makes it hard for them to justify a marketing […] Continue reading

Cuba, Russia sign nuclear energy cooperation deal

Cuba, Russia sign nuclear energy cooperation deal Published September 27, 2016 EFE VIENNA – Cuba and Russia relaunched their relations on Tuesday with a pacific nuclear energy deal signed in Vienna alongside the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference. Cuban vice Minister of Science, Environment and Technology José Fidel Santana signed the deal with Sergey […] Continue reading

A year on, US, Cuba no longer enemies, but not exactly friends

A year on, US, Cuba no longer enemies, but not exactly friends Hector Velasco July 19, 2016 Havana (AFP) – A year after restoring diplomatic ties, the United States and Cuba are far from fully normalizing their troubled relationship, which remains haunted by Cold War ghosts despite cautious ongoing talks. In a reconciliation that was […] Continue reading

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 12 de Julio de 2016 – 08:34 CEST. The truth is that the news is really not auspicious for those hoping that the economic reform measures implemented by President Raúl Castro would be strengthened, a warranted not only by […] Continue reading

It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Fathom is a cruise to Cuba with a social purpose Fathom is Carnival’s new social-impact cruise line It offers sailings to Cuba and the Dominican Republic The Dominican itinerary emphasizes volunteer tourism; the Cuban one focuses on people-to-people exchanges BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com SANTIAGO, CUBA After the Madrigalista Choir finished a performance for a group […] Continue reading

Cuba Needs a Safe Nationwide Highway

Cuba Needs a Safe Nationwide Highway May 8, 2016 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — “Three dead in road accident at Jatibonico. The crash also injured 28 people and took place when a bus carrying tourists, heading to Trinidad, collided with a truck” – Juventud Rebelde article, April 3, 2016 That was the last major […] Continue reading

Life is a carnival

Life is a carnival JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 26 Abr 2016 – 11:48 am. The passionate controversy that recently erupted around the Carnival cruise line reminded me of the immortal Celia Cruz song “La vida es un carnaval.” A foolhardy decision by said company sparked criticism from the Cuban-American community, amongst both those […] Continue reading

Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel

Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel By LIZETTE ALVAREZ APRIL 22, 2016 MIAMI — Cuba reversed a decades-old policy on Friday, lifting a restriction that prevented Cubans from entering or leaving the country by cruise ship or commercial vessel, according to a statement in the country’s national newspaper, Granma. The decision, another softening of […] Continue reading

Is Cuba ready for the business boom? – 03-2016

Is Cuba ready for the business boom? As Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit in almost 90 years, Cuba’s “practically virgin” foreign business scene is drawing increasing interest. But is Havana ready? By Harriet Alexander, Havana10:35PM GMT 19 Mar 2016 Nico had a problem. The small, turquoise bungalow he runs as a […] Continue reading

The Urban Marabou

The Urban Marabou* / Fernando Dámaso Posted on March 6, 2016 Fernando Damaso, 5 March 2106 — Poor taste and anti-aesthetics have spread across the whole country. Havana is an excellent example of this. None of its suburbs or districts have been able to avoid it. In Nuevo Vedado, in Tulipán Street, between Marino and […] Continue reading

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant

Proposal with Regards to the Retirement of a Tyrant / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on November 16, 2015 Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 12 November 2015 — Recently the octogenarian Raul Castro again spoke about his upcoming retirement in February of 2018. For someone who has never not heard the same last name leading the country during […] Continue reading

Cuba, US agree on need to cooperate on security

Cuba, US agree on need to cooperate on security Havana (AFP) – The United States and Cuba have agreed on the need to cooperate on security issues surrounding trade and travel between the two former Cold War foes, the communist party newspaper Granma said Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas held talks […] Continue reading

UAE in talks with Cuba

UAE in talks with Cuba Ministers discuss ways to establish economic and investment relations Published: 17:44 October 23, 2015 Abu Dhabi — The UAE’s Ministry of Economy yesterday (Friday) discussed ways to establish economic and investment relations with Cuba. During the meeting held between Abdullah Bin Ahmad Al Saleh, Undersecretary at the ministry, and Rodrigo […] Continue reading

Scheduled U.S.-Cuba Flights Unlikely to Start This Year

Scheduled U.S.-Cuba Flights Unlikely to Start This Year A meeting in Havana this week failed to resolve technical and regulatory issues By DOUG CAMERON Updated Oct. 1, 2015 3:28 p.m. ET The U.S. and Cuba are continuing work on re-establishing direct scheduled commercial flights, a State Department official said Thursday, though it isn’t likely technical […] Continue reading

U.S. airlines ‘eager’ to begin scheduled service to Cuba

U.S. airlines ‘eager’ to begin scheduled service to Cuba After two days of talks in Havana, no timetable for scheduled service Five or six U.S. airlines have expressed interest Cuba also wants its airlines to offer scheduled service to U.S. BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Five or six major U.S. airlines are “eager” to begin scheduled […] Continue reading

Are We Cubans More Unruly Than Other Peoples?

Are We Cubans More Unruly Than Other Peoples? / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on September 30, 2015 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 30 September 2015 – “Nobody takes care of anything,” raged the lady in line at the cash register of a State butcher shop. She was referring to those who leave the refrigerators […] Continue reading

The Cuba conundrum – where to now for Cuba-US relations?

The Cuba conundrum: where to now for Cuba-US relations? Relations with the United States have thawed, and Cuba’s youth hunger for change. But other Cubans fear that ‘normalising’ of relations with the US will make life on the Caribbean island worse, rather than better Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, […] Continue reading

31 Pct. of young Cuban workers employed in private sector

31 Pct. of young Cuban workers employed in private sector Published September 06, 2015 EFE Thirty-one percent of the young people employed in Cuba, more than 1.5 million people, worked in the private sector and the rest were in jobs in the state-run sector at the close of 2014, according to official figures published Sunday […] Continue reading

We Cubans Need to Solve Our Own Problems

We Cubans Need to Solve Our Own Problems / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 27, 2015 Fifty-four years, seven months and eleven days after that January 3, 1961— the day on which American diplomatic personnel closed their embassy — seventy-three year old Denis Sentizo, a heavy-set African-Cuban with an easy smile, did not want to […] Continue reading

In Cuba, a Potential for Prosperity

In Cuba, a Potential for Prosperity Analysis AUGUST 5, 2015 | 09:15 GMT Print Text Size Forecast – Cuba and the United States will continue to strengthen political ties in the coming months and years. – In the short term, Cuban tourism revenue could increase and certain financial restrictions ease, but the country may still […] Continue reading

Holguin Hospitals Throw Away Biological Wastes in the Cemetery

Holguin Hospitals Throw Away Biological Wastes in the Cemetery / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma and Fernando Donate Posted on July 11, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma and Fernando Donate, Holguin, 11 July 2015 – Broken tombstones, open graves, dilapidated tombs, and, here and there, scavengers that devour shallowly buried remains. This is no scene from a horror […] Continue reading

Cuba orders 719 cars from China’s BYD for tourist rentals

Cuba orders 719 cars from China’s BYD for tourist rentals BEIJING, JULY 3 The government of Cuba has ordered 719 cars from China’s BYD Co Ltd which it will rent out to tourists in a deal that is a bright spot for Chinese automakers facing a weak export market. BYD, backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire […] Continue reading