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The winners of Cuba’s ‘new’ economy

The winners of Cuba’s ‘new’ economy COMMENTARY by Jennifer M. Harris JANUARY 14, 2015, 4:37 PM EST As the U.S. works to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, farmers in the Southeastern U.S. may benefit most, says Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent move […] Continue reading

At the Train Station We’re All Fighters

At the Train Station We’re All Fighters / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on June 4, 2014 In Havana, travelers bound for the provinces don’t just say goodbye from the platform, they wage a daily battle for survival Lilanne Ruiz, Havana / June 4, 2014 – It’s seven p.m. in Havana. The train to Guantanamo has […] Continue reading

The Two Mariels – Mega-Port and Ghetto

The Two Mariels: Mega-Port and Ghetto / Polina Martinez Shvietsova Posted on May 21, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba — The mega-port of Mariel and the impoverished town of Mariel are two sides of the “prosperous and sustainable socialism” — wealth and poverty — which Raul Castro promotes as a “solution” to Cuba’s problems. The Brazilian company […] Continue reading

Tampa investors long to reconnect with Cuba

Tampa investors long to reconnect with Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: April 6, 2014 TAMPA — Few lost more than the Lykes family of Tampa when Fidel Castro came to power in 1958 and nationalized Cuba’s private property. Their 15,000-acre spread in Oriente province had been identified by Fortune magazine a few […] Continue reading

Cuba – The Holodomor Next Door

Cuba: The Holodomor Next Door Cuba’s starvation policy is a crime against humanity. By Robert Zubrin I just got back from a business trip to Mexico. While there, I met with some Mexicans who had recently traveled to Cuba. What they told me was shocking. The Cuban people are being held on the edge of […] Continue reading

Cuban economic reforms replace muddy field with wholesale market

Cuban economic reforms replace muddy field with wholesale market HAVANA, Cuba — Two years ago, an ad-hoc wholesale produce market appeared on the outskirts of Havana. Vehicles of every size and shape from old American flatbeds to heavy-wheeled Russian hulks would converge at nightfall on an often muddy field where they jockeyed for position. Driver […]

Cuba Imports Rice it Could Produce

Cuba Imports Rice it Could Produce / Osmar Laffita Rojas Posted on October 31, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, October www.cubanet.org – Of the approximately 770,000 tons of rice consumed by the Cuban population last year*, 440,000 were imported from Vietnam, Brazil and the United States. As a ton of rice trades on the world market at […]

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba – 2013

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba July 30, 2012 For the first time in a century, the island country of Cuba is experiencing a cholera outbreak. Health officials have confirmed at least 137 cases of the bacterial disease including three fatalities. The Cuban outbreak has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […] Continue reading

Cuba A revolutionary refrain

Cuba: A revolutionary refrain Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Travel Cuba is dancing to its own beat, in its own time, Sue Wootton writes. For visitors to Cuba, it’s hard to shake the impression that a glass bubble descended over the island 50 years ago, semi-preserving everything. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stare from the walls; […] Continue reading

Brazilian Donated Rice Arrives in Cuba

Brazilian Donated Rice Arrives in Cuba Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:05 GMT Source: Content partner // World Food Programme The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the arrival of 25,000 MT of rice donated by the Government of Brazil, whose transport costs were covered by the Government of Cuba. The Brazilian donated rice […] Continue reading

“Cuban Economy Is Still Stagnant Despite Reforms: Cuban National

"Cuban Economy Is Still Stagnant Despite Reforms: Cuban National By Christopher Witrak Dec 04, 2012 1:30 pm "The United States is the ceiling of heaven," says Cuban national. MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Nearly 60 years after the Cuban Revolution, much has changed: It's now legal for citizens to own and sell property, start a business, and emigrate […] Continue reading

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba The CDC has issued a travel notice for travelers to Cuba because of cholera outbreak For the first time in a century, the island country of Cuba is experiencing a cholera outbreak. Health officials have confirmed at least 137 cases of the bacterial disease including three fatalities. The […] Continue reading

Intermediaries in the Cuba Agro Chain

Intermediaries in the Cuba Agro ChainMarch 8, 2012Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES, March 8 — Today, while walking by a number of farmers market stalls full of fruits and vegetables, something made me think back to the 1990s, when food distribution was monopolized by the government through mechanisms that were as strict as they were inefficient. [...] Continue reading

Away from the desk: The not-so-fast train across Cuba

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/centralamericaandcaribbean/cuba/9123095/Away-from-the-desk-The-not-so-fast-train-across-Cuba.html Away from the desk: The not-so-fast train across CubaContinuing our series on memorable journeys made by Telegraph writers, Michael Kerr recalls taking an comfort-free 'tren especial' from Havana to Santiago.By Michael Kerr10:53AM GMT 05 Mar 2012 When it comes to trains, the Spanish and the Cubans don't quite speak a common language. For the [...] Continue reading

Ricardo Alarcon and Creole Humor / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Ricardo Alarcon and Creole Humor / Jeovany Jimenez VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Unstated To Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada.President of the National Assembly of People's Power You recently echoed a report by the CIA – sacrilege! – to assert that Cubans perceive a per capita annual income equivalent to $ 9,900.00 USD, which would place us [...] Continue reading

Suriname barter deals with Cuba pending

Suriname barter deals with Cuba pendingBy Stabroek editorWednesday, January 4, 2012 PARAMARIBO – Suriname's exports to Cuba might get another dimension in the times ahead. Preparations are underway to strengthen trade ties with the island nation and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Lackin hopes the first transactions will take place in the first half of this [...] Continue reading

IF IT WERE JUST THE MARABÚ

IF IT WERE JUST THE MARABÚ . . .CUBA'S AGRICULTURE 2009-10G.B. Hagelberg "We face the imperative of making our land produce more . . . the needed structural and conceptual changes will have to be introduced," Raúl Castro famously proclaimed on 26 July 2007, a few days short of a year after provisionally taking over [...] Continue reading

Cuban-style colonisers

Cuban-style colonisers
Written by A FAITHFUL ZIMBABWEAN,
Monday, 08 March 2010 12:11

Zimbabwe is now colonised by four Cs – Corruption, Communism and
Cuban-style Colonisers.
An election cannot come soon enough, Zimbabwean voters must turn out in
force and, even with all political hurdles forced on them by Zanu (PF),
before and during the elections, they… Continue reading

Houston's port has a Cuba connection

Houston's port has a Cuba connection
By JENALIA MORENO
Jan. 15, 2010, 10:17PM

HOUSTON'S EXPORTS TO CUBA

Cuba is a small portion of the Port of Houston Authority's business but
exports are expected to increase to the island nation now that a
shipping line sails from Houston to Cuba. Here's how many tons of
agricultural products… Continue reading

There's more to this Caribbean island than the beach

There's more to this Caribbean island than the beach

See Cuba before it changes, that's the mantra. Alison Shepherd wanted
her whole family to experience the place

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Ramon shouted to Louis, his seven-year-old co-driver: "Mira, mira, el
agua," as we whooshed through a small pool, in a manner English bus
drivers love… Continue reading

Cubans balk at ending of food rations

Cubans balk at ending of food rations
By Marc Frank in Havana
Published: October 21 2009 04:11

"He's paternalistic, you're paternalistic, I'm paternalistic," screeched
the Communist party newspaper Granma in a column by its editor, Làzaro
Barredo Medina, after a month of public debate on ending gratuities and
modernising the Cuban economy.

The tone caught the… Continue reading

Holiday Blues in Times of Crisis

ECONOMY-CUBA:
Holiday Blues in Times of Crisis
By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Jun 23 (IPS) – Anxieties about making ends meet in Cuba are
heightened at the start of the summer holiday season, when there is
increased demand for food, transport and electricity, all of which are
affected by restrictions intended to ease the country's economic
problems,… Continue reading

Cuba Before Fidel

Monday, February 25, 2008
Cuba Before Fidel
BY ERIC N. BAKLANOFF

In 1958, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, the United States was
purchasing two-thirds of the island's exports and was supplying 70
percent of its imports. Next to Brazil, Cuba was the most important
Latin American source of agricultural imports of the United States.… Continue reading

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba

Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba
Samuel Farber

ON JULY 31, 2006, THE CUBAN government announced that due to a
serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret, Fidel
Castro was stepping aside as the head of state. His younger brother
Raúl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of the
1959 Revolution,… Continue reading

Cuba starves for spirit of old

Saturday, January 3, 2009
Cuba starves for spirit of old

Central Havana on New Year's Eve: 50 years after Fidel Castro led a band
of rebels to victory over dictator Fulgencio Batista, many Cubans have
few possessions – with poor wages, they have little cause to
celebrate.Central Havana on New Year's Eve: 50 years after Fidel… Continue reading

Cubanos esperan que con Obama podrán viajar más

Cubanos esperan que con Obama podrán viajar más
Confían que una vez en el cargo cumpla las promesas de campaña
Por William E. Gibson | EL SENTINEL
December 27, 2008

Ileana Casanova, una profesora de segundo grado de Miami, está esperando
que Barak Obama se posesione como presidente para ir a Cuba.

De hecho, ya está… Continue reading

HURRICANES DESTROY CROPS, LEAVE PEOPLE JITTERY

ECONOMY-CUBA:
HURRICANES DESTROY CROPS, LEAVE PEOPLE JITTERY

HAVANA, Sep 26, 2008, 2008 (IPS/GIN via COMTEX) — In Cuba the
shockwaves left by hurricanes Gustav and Ike will prevent any peace of
mind for people not only in the most affected areas but in the whole
country for a long time to come.

They are asking themselves… Continue reading