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07/17/2017 05:07 PM
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary 14ymedio, Mario Penton and Luz Escobar, Miami and Havana, 14 July 2017 — Ileana Sánchez is anxiously rummaging through her tattered wallet, looking for some bills to buy a toy slate for her seven-year-old granddaughter who dreams of becoming a teacher. She has had […]
07/15/2017 03:16 PM
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights from the U.S., saying his country “has a lot to be proud about” on the […]
07/15/2017 03:14 PM
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 14, 2017, 5:59 PM ET The Cuban government said Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year that was the first drop reported in two decades. Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas said at […]
07/13/2017 11:24 PM
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another
Cuban Government Fires Off One Lie After Another / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 July 2017 — The fan stopped turning around 3:30 in the morning, when in the middle of a heat wave, a black out forced Ricardo, his wife and their two children to sleep on a mat on the balcony of their […]
07/13/2017 11:20 PM
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time
Drugs Play Increasing Role in the Battle for Cuban Teenagers’ Leisure Time 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 July 2017 — He dries his sweat and takes a drink of water from a bottle he carries in his backpack. “In my time the young people spent the holidays in front of the television,” says Ignacio, the […]
07/13/2017 08:26 PM
American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy
American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy July 10, 20174:35 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump’s changes to the Obama administration’s Cuba travel policies. The new rules don’t affect cruises, and may help them. ARI SHAPIRO, […]
07/13/2017 08:21 PM
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy 07/13/2017 09:20 am ET William M. LeoGrande Professor of Government at American University President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba, Miami, June 16, 2017 On June 16, 2017, President Donald […]
07/12/2017 05:30 PM
Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel
Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Visiting Cuba by sea is turning into the preferred method for American travelers — at least for now. On Monday, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is adding a second ship for four-day cruises to Havana, following […]
07/09/2017 04:24 PM
Family of teen who died on grad trip to Cuba trying to bring her body home
Family of teen who died on grad trip to Cuba trying to bring her body home CBC News Posted: Jul 09, 2017 7:53 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 09, 2017 8:51 AM ET Alex Sagriff was a student at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville. She had been vacationing in Varadero with other graduating […]
07/08/2017 07:06 PM
Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company
Teen dies during high school graduation trip to Cuba organized by Toronto-based S-Trip tour company By Alexandra Sienkiewicz, CBC News Posted: Jul 07, 2017 6:17 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 6:59 PM ET Alex Sagriff was a student at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville. She had been vacationing in Varadero with […]
07/07/2017 10:03 PM
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […]
07/04/2017 07:35 PM
Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy
Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting dignitaries and other groups. Clients have included a New York business delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of […]
06/29/2017 06:51 PM
Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump’s crackdown on U.S travel
Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump’s crackdown on U.S travel World16 hours ago (Jun 28, 2017 08:20PM ET) HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016 and expects to better that this year despite President Donald Trump’s tightening of restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island, a government official […]
06/29/2017 06:47 PM
Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay
Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay Ben Mutzabaugh , USA TODAY Published 8:46 a.m. ET June 29, 2017 Southwest Airlines will ax two of its three routes to Cuba, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to trim flights to the nation amid disappointing demand. Southwest said flights to Varadero and Santa Clara […]
06/29/2017 06:45 PM
First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today
First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today By Avery Cotton Published: June 29, 2017, 6:26 am Updated: June 29, 2017, 8:05 am TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Carnival Paradise makes its inaugural 4-day trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay Thursday morning. The ship sets sail Thursday and will dock in Havana. This […]
06/28/2017 09:16 PM
Planet Nothing
Planet Nothing Rebeca Monzo, Havana, 16 June 2017 — Cuba is a distant planet. It has nothing to do with the rest of the world, because nothing functions there as in the majority of civilized countries. This “planet” is ruled by the whims of its ancient rulers who have spent almost 59 years doing whatever […]
06/28/2017 07:33 PM
Southwest Becomes Latest Airline to Reduce Flights to Cuba
Southwest Becomes Latest Airline to Reduce Flights to Cuba By Mary Schlangenstein June 28, 2017, 5:53 PM GMT+2 U.S. restrictions on travel continue to weigh on demand American trimmed service while Frontier, Spirit pulled out Southwest Airlines Co. will join other U.S. carriers in reducing flights to Cuba, saying laws that restrict Americans from traveling […]
06/28/2017 07:27 PM
What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island
What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to Cuba as individuals, what people-to-people tours are and how they […]
06/27/2017 09:21 PM
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Viñales, 27 June 2018 — At the entrance to Calle Obispo a guide explains to her customers the restoration works in the historical center of Havana. A few yards away, the line to exchange currency is full of foreigners and in the corner bar one […]
06/27/2017 06:24 PM
GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL
GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL Trip delayed 24 hours after Airbus A330 jet returned to Manchester with oil pressure problem SIMON CALDER TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT @SimonCalder Hundreds of Thomas Cook Airlines passengers have had their Cuban holiday extended by more than 24 hours after an inflight mechanical incident involving […]
06/27/2017 06:21 PM
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy BY MIKE GONZALEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 06/27/17 11:00 AM EDT 54 Was President Obama’s opening to the Castro government motivated by a real belief that it would help Cubans, or was it a vanity project from the start? We will never know for […]
06/27/2017 06:05 PM
Caribbean hotel association criticizes Cuba rollback
Caribbean hotel association criticizes Cuba rollback By Gay Nagle Myers / June 27, 2017 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joined the chorus of industry critics denouncing Trump’s Cuba policy, saying that the re-imposed restrictions could stall or reverse the progress made in recent years. The Trump administration has banned individual people-to-people travel to […]
06/26/2017 07:04 PM
Alabama wondering what about Cuba trade in Trump era
Alabama wondering what about Cuba trade in Trump era BY MARY SELL Decatur Daily MONTGOMERY, ALA. Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to communist Cuba, a country they see as a promising market for this state’s poultry products. Now they’re waiting to see what President Donald Trump’s […]
06/25/2017 03:28 PM
Cuba policy change: Poultry exports could be impacted
Cuba policy change: Poultry exports could be impacted By Mary Sell Montgomery Bureau Jun 25, 2017 MONTGOMERY – Agriculture officials and industry leaders in Alabama for years have lobbied for expanded exports to socialist Cuba, a country where they see a promising market for the state’s poultry products. Now they’re waiting to see what President […]
06/25/2017 03:27 PM
The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions
Commentary: The real reason Trump wanted Cuba restrictions OPINION By Jonathan C. Brown – Special to the American-Statesman LYNNE SLADKY Posted: 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 President Donald Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s Cuban policies proves once again that all politics are local. The White House says that the regime of Raúl Castro should […]
06/24/2017 07:05 PM
Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba
Trump, The Military And The Division Of Powers In Cuba 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 20 June 2017 — The recent decision by the president of the United States to limit commercial relations with Cuban companies controlled by the military highlights a rarely explored corner of the national reality. Anyone who knows the Island minimally knows […]
06/24/2017 07:03 PM
Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides
Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 21 June 2017 — Economic hardships turn many Cuban engineers to work as bartenders, doctors become taxi drivers and innumerable professionals become alternative guides for tourists. Among the latter, there are the experienced or the just-getting-started, but all of them earn more money […]
06/24/2017 07:02 PM
Thanks for Nothing, Trump
Thanks for Nothing, Trump Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 21 June 2017 — After much media frenzy, Trump’s “new policy” toward Cuba has not gone beyond the rhetoric expected by most political analysts. His act was more a symbolic gesture towards his faithful than any practical novelty. In short, those who expected an announcement of truly […]
06/24/2017 05:06 PM
Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances?
Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances? BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy that potentially could cut off remittances to more than 1 million Cubans. The memorandum […]
06/22/2017 05:59 PM
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts […]
06/21/2017 03:00 PM
Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching
Trump’s Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching Andrew Bender , CONTRIBUTOR I delve into the business of business travel, and often the fun too. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Just as travel and tourism to Cuba from the United States was heating up, President Donald Trump made an announcement last Friday that […]
06/21/2017 02:55 PM
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon
Trump’s travel changes for Cuba won’t take effect soon Bart Jansen , USA TODAY Published 4:29 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated 5:49 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Travel to Cuba won’t be changing soon. While President Trump announced Friday that he is “immediately” canceling Obama’s deal with Cuba, the reversal relies on regulations […]
06/20/2017 07:51 PM
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 June 2017 — The die is cast. At the special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power held on May 31 and June 1 at the Palace of Conventions, delegates have, as expected, approved the economic plan for 2016 to 2021 and […]
06/20/2017 07:50 PM
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy
Consensus and Dissent in the Face of Trump’s Cuba Policy 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 19 June 2017 – Over the weekend the official media have repeated ad nauseam the declaration of the government in response to Donald Trump’s speech about his policy toward Cuba. The declaration’s rhetoric recalls the years before the diplomatic thaw, when […]
06/20/2017 04:47 PM
Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy
Trump Rolls Back ‘Completely One-Sided’ Cuba Policy By TERESA FRONTADO & NANCY KLINGENER & ADRIANNE GONZALEZ & HOLLY PRETSKY & ISABELLA CUETO • JUN 16, 2017 President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing some of the relaxed new relations instituted two years ago by President Barack Obama. “Effective […]
06/20/2017 04:37 PM
Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy
Cuba Won’t Negotiate Trump’s New Policy At a Monday news conference, the nation’s foreign minister called the latest deal “a grotesque spectacle straight from the Cold War.” ARIA BENDIX JUN 19, 2017 NEWS Speaking at a news conference in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said his nation was not interested in […]
06/20/2017 04:35 PM
You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here’s How
You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here’s How Patrick Allan President Trump recently announced that the U.S. will be re-instituting travel restrictions to Cuba, partially canceling Obama’s previous policy changes. So, can you still visit Cuba? It depends. First, let’s clear up an important misconception real quick. Even with the openings that Obama’s Cuba policy previously created, […]
06/19/2017 03:10 PM
Three “Paladares” Closed Were Among The Best Restaurants In Havana
Three “Paladares” Closed Were Among The Best Restaurants In Havana 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 June 2017 – The closure of three private restaurants in Havana last week has sparked doubts among owners of food service businesses. The fact that the three paladares – private restaurants – were rated “excellent” on Trip Advisor, one of […]
06/19/2017 02:33 AM
Cuba’s small businesses say they will suffer under Trump’s policy changes
Cuba’s small businesses say they will suffer under Trump’s policy changes Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 3:33 p.m. ET June 18, 2017 HAVANA — When Julia de la Rosa heard President Trump’s speech restricting Americans’ ability to visit Cuba, she immediately started calculating how many workers she’ll have to fire. De la Rosa, 49, has […]
06/18/2017 09:35 PM
Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island
Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain multiple entry visas and […]
06/18/2017 08:37 PM
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers BY MELANIE ZANONA – 06/18/17 08:00 AM EDT 72 Americans may need to rethink their travel plans to Cuba in the wake of President Trump’s effort to crack down on the communist regime. The White House announced a slew of new restrictions on Friday aimed at tightening travel […]
06/17/2017 11:03 PM
Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy
Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy Gene Sloan , USA TODAY Published 12:20 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Cruises from the USA to Cuba will be allowed to continue under President Trump’s new Cuba policy, but the trips could become more restrictive, industry and Cuba watchers say. Passengers on voyages to […]
06/17/2017 10:59 PM
What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?
What does Trump’s new Cuba policy mean for travel to island? MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and DAVID KOENIG,Associated Press • June 17, HAVANA (AP) — Here’s what’s changing with President Donald Trump’s new policy on travel to Cuba, announced Friday: BEFORE DETENTE Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba in December 2014, most Americans without […]
06/17/2017 10:09 PM
Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses.
Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses. By Nick Miroff June 17 at 2:43 PM The American traveler in Cuba — sweating, disoriented and probably a bit woozy from the rum drinks — is once more at the heart of the struggle for the island’s […]
06/17/2017 10:06 PM
Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions
Travel Industry Scrambles After New Cuba Restrictions By VICTORIA BURNETT JUNE 16, 2017 As President Trump outlined a stricter policy toward Cuba on Friday, travel industry representatives scrambled to decode new prohibitions and reassure clients that the island was not off limits. Hotel owners, tour operators and online booking agencies — who have been at […]
06/17/2017 10:03 PM
Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there
Trump’s Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there by Julia Horowitz @juliakhorowitz June 16, 2017: 7:03 PM ET President Trump said he’s “canceling” Obama’s deal with Cuba. But that agreement was good for a lot of American businesses. Many U.S. firms have welcomed the opening of a new market roughly 100 miles […]
06/17/2017 10:01 PM
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES […]
06/17/2017 09:44 PM
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others
Trump’s new Cuba policy is too much for some, not enough for others BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump did one thing during his Miami trip it was stir up simmering passions about the best course for U.S. policy toward Cuba. Neither side in the emotional debate — those who favor a more […]
06/17/2017 09:33 PM
President Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba travel policy is topsy-turvy
President Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba travel policy is topsy-turvy BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com My first reaction to President Donald Trump’s ballyhooed Cuba policy was to message my millennial American daughter to let her know that she can go ahead with her plans to visit Havana: “You can book your cruise.” Turns out the supposedly big reversal […]
06/17/2017 09:29 PM
Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba, but rules will be stricter
Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba, but rules will be stricter BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The good news for Americans who want to travel to Cuba is they still can, but a draft of President Donald Trump’s presidential policy directive indicates they shouldn’t even think of sneaking away for a day on […]
06/17/2017 09:25 PM
Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel
Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com In an overhaul of one of his predecessor’s signature legacies, President Donald Trump will redraw U.S. policy toward Cuba on Friday, tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and […]
06/17/2017 09:21 PM
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist
Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist BY MAUREEN WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still extended an olive branch and said it wanted to […]
06/15/2017 05:39 PM
Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers
Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 15:39 CEST. A woman friend of mine who lives in Miami recently traveled to the Island with her children. As her father is Cuban, she wanted her children to meet the family members who are still there. […]
06/15/2017 12:58 PM
Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies
Center for a Free Cuba petitions Trump to dismantle Obama Cuba policies BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Center for a Free Cuba sent a letter of gratitude to President Donald Trump Wednesday for his decision to come to Miami and said it was pleased that he would soon begin the “dismantling of Barack Obama’s concessions […]
06/13/2017 09:22 AM
Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal
Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal By Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 1540 GMT (2340 HKT) June 12, 2017 Source: CNN Obama moved to normalize relations with Cuba Trump has said he would rollback some of what Obama initiated Washington (CNN)The Cuban government is signaling it is willing to enter into detailed negotiations with […]
06/13/2017 08:59 AM
Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki
Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki Jun 8, 2017 Aaron Karp Finnair believes it can compete with Air China in connecting Chinese passengers to Cuba when it launches Helsinki-Havana flights in December, CEO Pekka Vauramo said. Finnair, which is the midst of a period of rapid expansion, plans to launch 2X-weekly Helsinki-Havana […]
06/13/2017 08:53 AM
High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities
High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban-American members of Congress have been pushing the Trump administration to restrict deals between U.S. companies and Cuban firms controlled by the island’s military, as part of the new Trump policy toward Cuba expected to be announced […]
06/13/2017 08:46 AM
Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit
Trump’s announcement on Cuba could clash with Central American summit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com If President Donald Trump outlines his new Cuba policy in Miami on Friday, it could upstage a Central American conference that is bringing regional presidents and Mexican and U.S. Cabinet members to town this week. Sources have told the Miami Herald […]
06/12/2017 08:56 PM
How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy?
How will President Trump change Obama’s Cuba policy? Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:12pm President Donald Trump is expected to announce his changes on Friday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to roll back parts of President Barack Obama’s improvement of relations with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and […]
06/12/2017 08:46 PM
Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba
Trump considers reversing historic Obama-era opening with Cuba Tracy Wilkinson President Trump is expected to roll back parts of the historic Obama-era opening with Cuba, siding with hawks who oppose detente and rejecting demands from U.S. businesses for whom the island is a ripe potential market. The decision follows an inter-agency administration review of one […]
06/10/2017 06:29 PM
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. […]
06/10/2017 06:27 PM
Man sentenced in N.B. for illegally importing Cuban rock iguanas
Man sentenced in N.B. for illegally importing Cuban rock iguanas Canada Border Services Agency THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, June 9, 2017 3:33PM ADT FREDERICTON — An Ontario man has been sentenced in New Brunswick to three months in jail for illegally trafficking in threatened iguanas. Grigori Zaharov and a companion were intercepted by Canada […]
06/10/2017 01:21 PM
Havana: a city of colour and surprises
Havana: a city of colour and surprises The buildings in Cuba’s capital may be crumbling yet there is a great sense of civic pride Conor Horgan Cuba is full of surprises. On my first morning in a Havana casa particular (room in a private home), where all the hangers in my wardrobe were homemade, the […]
06/10/2017 12:51 PM
Cuban tour guides ‘overwhelmed’ by American tourists but fear Trump could impact the boom
Cuban tour guides ‘overwhelmed’ by American tourists but fear Trump could impact the boom By Leora Arnowitz Published June 07, 2017 Fox News A few airlines may have halted flights from the U.S. to Cuba, but if you ask locals in the country’s capital of Havana, they haven’t noticed a dip in the number of […]
06/10/2017 12:41 PM
Trump’s new Cuba policy: What’s at stake for the island?
Trump’s new Cuba policy: What’s at stake for the island? By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News From the section Latin America & Caribbean Warmer ties with Cuba after almost 60 years of hostility was one of President Barack Obama’s main foreign policy legacies. He and Cuban leader Raul Castro agreed to normalise diplomatic relations […]
06/10/2017 12:36 PM
Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday
Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com President Donald Trump will travel to Miami next Friday to announce his administration’s changes to U.S.-Cuba policy, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans told the Miami Herald. The location for the event is still in the works. But scheduling the […]
06/09/2017 06:47 PM
The Cuban Government, Complicit in Corruption and Peddling Favours
The Cuban Government, Complicit in Corruption and Peddling Favours / Iván García Iván García, 26 MAY 2017 — Ideology is no longer the most important consideration if you want to get an administrative position in Cuba’s chaotic business and commercial network. They only ask you to do two things: fake support for the autocracy and […]
06/09/2017 06:45 PM
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism
Between the Official Utopia and Generational Realism / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 1 June 2017. – A characteristic feature of ineffective and outdated political regimes is the constant appeal to the historical past as a mechanism for legitimizing the present, and as a resource for survival. In the case of Cuba, this […]
06/09/2017 02:55 PM
Cuba holiday CRISIS: Britons warned to take THIS to airport or risk being refused entry
Cuba holiday CRISIS: Britons warned to take THIS to airport or risk being refused entry CUBA holidays have spiked in popularity this year with a British tourist boom, but there’s one critical addition you’ll need to your trip. By CLAUDIA CUSKELLY PUBLISHED: 12:42, Wed, Jun 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02, Wed, Jun 7, 2017 Over […]
06/09/2017 02:52 PM
Cuba: Socialism, Private Property and Wealth
Cuba: Socialism, Private Property and Wealth June 8, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban Parliament has finally approved the groundwork for the reforms process put forward by President Raul Castro and his government. However, it has done so with some reserves, the most sensitive subject seems to revolve around private businesses and […]
06/07/2017 04:37 PM
Increased investment in ICT infrastructure likely in Cuba but connectivity problems and control over internet to remain
Increased investment in ICT infrastructure likely in Cuba but connectivity problems and control over internet to remain Diego Moya-Ocampos – IHS Jane’s Intelligence Weekly 06 June 2017 Key Points – The Cuban government is increasingly viewing new information and communication technology as a possible sector for foreign direct investment, rather than necessarily a threat over […]
06/07/2017 04:28 PM
UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba Due to Officials’ “Complacency”
UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba Due to Officials’ “Complacency” BY: ELENA TOLEDO – @NENATOLEDO – JUN 6, 2017, 2:50 PM Cuba has reported significant increases in HIV/AIDS cases, according to the United Nations. UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Edward Greene said this week that Cuba is among the […]
06/07/2017 04:21 PM
Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom
Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA Towering cranes dot the Havana skyline as communist-run Cuba races to build luxury hotels, amid indignation among some residents and concern that U.S. President Donald Trump might reverse a detente that fueled the tourist boom. Swiss-based Kempinski Hotels […]
06/07/2017 04:18 PM
Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism
Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that visitors […]
06/06/2017 02:37 PM
Should US Entrepreneurs Make Their Way to Cuba?
Should US Entrepreneurs Make Their Way to Cuba? Entrepreneurs: this could be big. By James Paine Founder, West Realty Advisors@JamesCPaine There’s a new possible hotspot for entrepreneurship that might surprise you: Cuba. Now that relations between the U.S. and Cuba are warming up, many entrepreneurs see the island nation as an intriguing choice. When former […]

 

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