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French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana CUBAN NEWS AGENCY. Friday, 9 June, 2017 Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean. […] Continue reading

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona 14ymedio, 27 March 2017 – The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will operate regular flights between Havana and Barcelona from July 1, according to reports in Spanish media. The flights will operate once a week and will be the first to directly link both cities. As a launch promotion, […] Continue reading

The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services

The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 1 March 2017 — The corner of Galiano and Zanja is a hive of people at noon. The area’s private cafes sell everything from bread with croquettes to a complex meat lasagna, but the nearest state places […] Continue reading

Do We Have to Wait for the Government to Sell the Peugeot 508s to Improve Public Transport?

Do We Have to Wait for the Government to Sell the Peugeot 508s to Improve Public Transport? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 18 February 2017 — Seven in the morning at the bus stop at Acosta Avenue and Poey Street, in the dense La Vibora neighborhood in southern Havana. Almost a hundred people are waiting […] Continue reading

East Coast ports, including Charleston’s, debate Cuban trade

East Coast ports, including Charleston’s, debate Cuban trade By David Wren dwren@postandcourier.com Jan 29, 2017 El Nuevo Herald via Associated Press The first legal exports from Cuba to the U.S. in more than 50 years arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. The shipment aboard the K-Storm included two containers of artisanal […] Continue reading

Cubana’s fleet – VIPs come first

Cubana’s fleet: VIPs come first MICHEL SUÁREZ | Madrid | 21 de Noviembre de 2016 – 23:11 CET. Cubana de Aviación has blamed its disastrous state (once again) to the US embargo. “There are no aviation supply companies in the world that dare to sell direct to Cuba,” the company’s director recently alleged. As he […] Continue reading

Poking the Hornet’s Nest

Poking the Hornet’s Nest / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 31 October 2016 — Here on my planet, the government used the term “hornet’s nest” to name student groups at all levels, whose classes were suspended because they were forced to participate in organized protests against the so-called blockade, enlivened with musical and theater groups, putting […] 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

How many Cubans read?

How many Cubans read? JOSÉ PRATS SARIOL | Miami | 2 de Septiembre de 2016 – 15:11 CEST. An article by Juan Cruz in the Spanish daily El País features frightening figures about reading habits in Spain: 39.4% of Spanish adults have not read a book in the last 12 months. It adds that 57.5% […] Continue reading

Cayo Coco – An Emporium Of Cuban Military Capitalism

Cayo Coco: An Emporium Of Cuban Military Capitalism / Iván García View from the pool of the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, one of the several hotels that the Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A. administers in Cayo Coco. Taken from the blog Travel the World with Shirley A. Roe. Ivan Garcia, 22 August 2016 — The […] Continue reading

Tiny Polish Car Catches a Wave in Auto-Crazy Cuba

Tiny Polish Car Catches a Wave in Auto-Crazy Cuba By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Aug 11, 2016, 1:07 AM ET Ramses Fernandez’s most cherished possession is barely larger than a refrigerator, with the legroom of an economy airplane seat and a little more horsepower than a riding lawnmower. “That’s my second baby,” said […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] 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

Cuba’s State Monopoly on Hiring Slows Spanish Investment

Cuba’s State Monopoly on Hiring Slows Spanish Investment / 14ymedio Posted on March 30, 2016 14ymedio, Madrid, 30 March 2016 – The expectations that the upcoming Communist Party Congress will put forward a reform in the Foreign Investment Law that permits greater guarantees is growing among Spanish businesspeople. 14ymedio has confirmed this with Spanish diplomatic […] 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

Cuban Passport Among The Worst In Latin America

Cuban Passport Among The Worst In Latin America / 14ymedio Posted on March 2, 2016 14ymedio, 2 March 2016 — Cubans, Haitians and Dominicans are those most affected in the region because of their nationality, as far as travel is concerned. The ranking prepared by the consulting firm Henley & Partners, in collaboration with the […] Continue reading

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive Charter flights to Cuba depart from Tampa International Airport seven times a week. The first was Sept. 8, 2011. Tribune file photoBy Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: February 7, 2016 TAMPA — As the first commercial flights to Cuba are announced in the coming months, […] Continue reading

Cuban Tourism – Are There Enough Beds?

Cuban Tourism: Are There Enough Beds? / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 12, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 10 January 2016 — One month before their trip, José María, his wife and two sons from Valencia Spain made reservations through the internet for two rooms at the Hotel Riviera, which faces Havana’s seaside drive, the Malecón. “There […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

Florida-Cuba ferry service not likely before late 2016, executives say

Florida-Cuba ferry service not likely before late 2016, executives say Doreen HemlockContact Reporter Sun Sentinel If you’ve been itching to take a ferry from Florida to Cuba, be patient. It probably won’t start before the second half of 2016 and could take longer, according to ferry executives. Spain’s ferry veteran Balearia said Thursday that it […] Continue reading

Slate of new hotels, tours, air charters on tap in Cuba for 2016

Slate of new hotels, tours, air charters on tap in Cuba for 2016 By Gay Nagle Myers / December 03, 2015 Having welcomed 2.6 million visitors through September, Cuba appears poised for another record-setting year, on track to top last year’s 3 million visitors. Keeping pace with visitor numbers is the tourism picture, which continues […] Continue reading

The Cuban Exodus – Causes and Effects

The Cuban Exodus: Causes and Effects DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 30 Nov 2015 – 11:51 pm. The inexorable exodus of Cubans has become a crisis once again. While thousands of countrymen are stuck at the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border, the Government of Cuba chooses to deny the main cause. In recent months thousands of […] Continue reading

The Havana Fair – Hookers, Heat and Beer

The Havana Fair: Hookers, Heat and Beer / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Iván García, 12 November 2015 — Liudmila and Sheila are prostitutes and they don’t know about business or cutting-edge technology. But a colleague sent them a text message telling them, “Come here, the yumas (foreigners) are wild.” They put on […] Continue reading

Cuba’s old trains offer fine-grained look at country off the beaten track

Cuba’s old trains offer fine-grained look at country off the beaten track Associated Press Oct. 29, 2015 | 12:27 a.m. EDT + More By RAMON ESPINOSA, Associated Press SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — From east to the west, trains offer a fine-grained, slow-moving view of Cuba that few foreigners ever see. Goats graze alongside tracks in […] Continue reading

SC Line adds shipping service from Port Everglades to Cuba

SC Line adds shipping service from Port Everglades to Cuba By Doreen Hemlock Sun Sentinel Cargo shipping line adds Cuba service from Fort Lauderdale Now, two shipping companies service Cuba from Port Everglades In another sign of growing U.S. links with Cuba, shipping company SC Line has started up service between Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Mariel port project, economic zone attracting 1st companies due to operate in 2016

Cuba’s Mariel port project, economic zone attracting 1st companies due to operate in 2016 Associated Press July 14, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. EDT + More By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press MARIEL, Cuba (AP) — At Cuba’s new mega-port project west of Havana, shipping containers are stacked five-deep the length of its 2,300-foot (700-meter) dock alongside […] Continue reading

MSC to sail cruises from Cuba

MSC to sail cruises from Cuba By Tom Stieghorst / July 05, 2015 MSC Cruises said it will deploy the 2,120-passenger MSC Opera on weeklong cruises from Havana, beginning Dec. 22. The cruises will include two nights and two-and-a-half days in Havana, and also visit Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; and Georgetown in the Cayman […] Continue reading