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Cuba’s crazy used-car market

Cuba’s crazy used-car market Why it behaves like the prime-property market The Americas May 11th 2017 | HAVANA MULTIMARCAS, a car dealership on the outskirts of Havana, is not a conventional showroom. On a recent visit it contained one salesman and, despite the promise of variety in its name, just one car: a 2014-model Kia […] 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

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […] Continue reading

State of the Cruise Industry – Trump Effect, Cuba and More

State of the Cruise Industry: Trump Effect, Cuba and More by Susan Young | Mar 15, 2017 9:32am “Demand for cruising in the last 10 years has increased 62 percent,” Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), told thousands attending the Seatrade Cruise Global conference’s “State of the Industry” general session at […] Continue reading

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport

Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 March 2017 — Carlos began to travel to Ecuador when Cubans did not need a visa. He brought back clothes and appliances to sell in the informal market, until he discovered […] Continue reading

Renting Out Medical Specialists

Cuba: Renting Out Medical Specialists / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 4 March 2017 — Twenty years later, Nivaldo (names changed), 43, an orthopedist, still remembers the hot morning when his parents said goodbye to him in the old train station in a small village in the depths of Cuba. The economy of his native village, […] Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] Continue reading

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’ – The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot /

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’: The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 17 February 2017 – The ending of the United States’ Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot policy – that allowed Cubans who touched American soil to stay – crushed the hopes of many Cubans of being able to achieve […] Continue reading

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option / Ivan garcia Ivan Garcia, 19 January 2017 — There are few things that spontaneously bring Cubans on the island together. For example, if the provincial team is crowned champion in the national baseball series, where, in between the infamous beer and a noisy […] Continue reading

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017 Jonathan Harper Cuba feels more in flux now than it has in decades. Fidel Castro’s death, the repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy and eased restrictions on capitalism mean rapid changes for a country distinctly shaped by a Cold War that ended decades ago. […] Continue reading

Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida ports to cease trade with Cuba

Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida ports to cease trade with Cuba Posted By Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:23 am Gov. Rick Scott is using Twitter to threaten funding cuts for port operators that do business with Cuba, as legal cargo arrived Wednesday at Port Everglades from […] Continue reading

Gov. Scott doesn’t want Florida’s ports making deals with Cuba

Gov. Scott doesn’t want Florida’s ports making deals with Cuba JANUARY 25, 2017 3:43 PM BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com Florida Gov. Rick Scott threatened Wednesday to strip state funds from two South Florida seaports ready to sign business deals with the Cuban government. Over three posts on Twitter, the governor said he would ask state […] Continue reading

The Melody of Money

The Melody of Money / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 15 January 2017 — A peculiar manifestation of freedom of expression can be seen in signs painted on the trucks used for passenger transport, the windshields of some automobiles or on the walls of private businesses. Some are cryptic, others explicit and not […] Continue reading

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It

It Is Not Because Fidel Says It, It Is Because I Believe It / Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa Somos+, Arlenys Miranda Mesa, 21 December 2016 — December 3rd was the ceremony in Santiago de Cuba after the death of Fidel Castro and the procession of his ashes across the entire Cuban archipelago. I sat down […] Continue reading

Looking at Cuba Right Now

Looking at Cuba Right Now PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 12:27 CET. In Cuba, in the name of socialism, the revolution and the workers, “Fidelism” placed the economy under state control, along with all large, medium and small properties, whether Cuban or foreign-owned, on which it organized wage-based […] Continue reading

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s

Miami’s exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s BY ANA VECIANA SUAREZ Miami’s tightly knit and often contentious exile community is full of people whose paths crossed Fidel Castro’s. They knew him when he was a college student struggling for attention, when he was holed up in the Sierra Maestra mountains […] Continue reading

Cuba, Getting On-line to be Informed: This is the Dilemma

Cuba, Getting On-line to be Informed: This is the Dilemma / Iván García Iván García, 27 October 2015 — Roberto, age 47, is a balding athletic type who usually has earphones hanging around his neck, he’s an engineer, an expert in bridge construction. For a decade now, twice a year he goes to Miami where […] Continue reading

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba?

Could Donald Trump presidency change how people travel to Cuba? TRANSPORTATION By Kristina Webb – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Does Donald Trump’s election mean you should put your 2017 plans to visit Cuba back on ice? It’s too soon to tell what effect a Trump presidency could have on how U.S. airlines operate to […] Continue reading

Cuba, conectarse para informarse – he ahí el dilema

Cuba, conectarse para informarse: he ahí el dilema 04 de octubre de 2016 – 21:10 – Por IVÁN GARCÍA Las limitaciones impuestas por el régimen para la conectividad con internet, como método de control político, exhacerba en los residentes de la isla un ansia constante por acceder a la red y a la información Roberto, […] Continue reading

The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas Chile uneasy with success 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since 2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to remarkable economic and social […] Continue reading

Lessons From Myanmar

Lessons From Myanmar / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Yangon, Myanmar, 2 September 2016 — During his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama mentioned the changes in Burma (now Myanmar) as an example of the most recent democratic transition from a fierce military dictatorship that lasted over half a century. Since then, the […] Continue reading

Una rústica balsa es centro de una exhibición en Cayo Hueso

Una rústica balsa es centro de una exhibición en Cayo Hueso KeyNoter El Mariana, una embarcación improvisada de 21 pies de eslora que transportó a 24 cubanos de su tierra natal a Cayo Hueso, es la pieza central de una exposición en el Museo Marítimo Mel Fisher sobre el fenómeno del éxodo cubano que abrirá […] Continue reading

Revenue for the regime, a crackdown on society, and the repression of dissidents

Revenue for the regime, a crackdown on society, and the repression of dissidents DDC | La Habana | 21 de Julio de 2016 – 14:10 CEST. Antonio Rodiles, Coordinator of the Forum for Rights and Freedoms (ForoDyL): A year ago relations were restored but, if one counts the 18 months of the confidential political process […] Continue reading

American Harleys capture Cuban soul

American Harleys capture Cuban soul In their new book “Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor,” authors explore the rocky relationship between Cuba and Harley Davidson motorcycles through the eyes of Cuban “Harlistas” ELIZABETH PÉREZ emperez@elnuevoherald.com While Harley Davidson does not necessarily come to mind when discussing Cuban political collateral damage, it is very present on the mind […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program

Patriotic Union Of Cuba Launches A Political Program / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 May 2016 — Since early this month, members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) have begun to disseminate the document Minimum Program and Projections, which outlines guidelines for the actions of the opposition organization, forms of struggle, […] Continue reading

First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday

First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday About 700 passengers, including photojournalist Joe Cavaretta and reporter Mike Clary from the Sun-Sentinel, will be aboard for the historic sailing to Cuba in more than 50 years. Mike Clary Sun Sentinel Editor’s note: When the first cruise ship to sail […] Continue reading