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Can Cuba become the bread basket of North America?

Can Cuba become the bread basket of North America?
By Kieron Monks
December 23, 2014 — Updated 1819 GMT (0219 HKT)

Cuba has new opportunities following historic deal with U.S.
Economic liberalization already occurring with 500,000 privately employed
Biotech, tourism, and agriculture could boom, Internet should be
dramatically improved
The new alliance will not remove mutual suspicion
(CNN) — From… Continue reading

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them

American companies eager to invest in Cuba, but hurdles await them
Published December 21, 2014 Fox News Latino

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans.
MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards.
Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.

And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be
demand for his… Continue reading

US Agriculture Has Big Appetite for Cuba Trade

US Agriculture Has Big Appetite for Cuba Trade
MINNEAPOLIS — Dec 19, 2014, 1:42 AM ET
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press

U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From
wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest
beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease economic and
travel restrictions imposed… Continue reading

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship

The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship
Supporters of the Castros have long argued that a transition to
democracy is made impossible by US hostility. That excuse may no longer
hold
Owen Jones
theguardian.com, Thursday 18 December 2014 11.23 GMT

‘If Cuba establishes democracy – while maintaining the grand
achievements of the revolution – it could become… Continue reading

U.S. trade embargo with Cuba keeps broader economic impact at bay for now

U.S. trade embargo with Cuba keeps broader economic impact at bay for now
By Michael A. Fletcher December 18 at 2:02 PM

The biggest opening in U.S. relations with Cuba in more than half a
century could be a boon for farmers, telecommunications firms and
construction suppliers, but any broader economic impact is limited for
now by the trade embargo… Continue reading

Thaw in relations with Cuba positive for U.S. agriculture – USDA

Thaw in relations with Cuba positive for U.S. agriculture: USDA
BY KARL PLUME
CHICAGO Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:18pm EST

(Reuters) – Exports of U.S. agricultural products such as wheat, rice,
soybeans and meat products stand to gain from a surprise U.S. move
toward repairing relations with Cuba, agriculture industry officials
said on Wednesday.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom… Continue reading

Cuba reforms – Who are the biggest winners?

Cuba reforms: Who are the biggest winners?
By Kim Gittleson
BBC business reporter, New York

The 53-year-old Cuban embargo is the US’s longest-running trade sanction.

Although US President Barack Obama cannot fully lift that sanction
without approval from Congress, his executive action eases several
provisions.

This has everyone from Cuban-Americans looking to send money home to big
investors eyeing the… Continue reading

Obama’s Cuba Opportunity

Obama’s Cuba Opportunity
After 50 years of perfect policy failure, the U.S. has a political
opening to help a reforming Cuba prosper.
By PHILIP PETERS • December 16, 2014

George Washington’s farewell address did more than warn against
permanent alliances that could “entangle” our young Republic in the
“ambition” and “rivalship” of others in ways that do not serve our… Continue reading

Building the new Cuban economy

Building the new Cuban economy
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
12/13/2014 7:00 AM 12/13/2014 12:00 PM

Just a couple years ago, tourists who wanted to sample one of Cuba’s
paladares were on their own. A bus from state tour operator Havantur
wouldn’t think of stopping to allow visitors to dine on roast pork or
grilled red snapper at one of these… Continue reading

Farmers no longer want to remain silent

Farmers no longer want to remain silent / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma
Posted on December 10, 2014

14ymedio, ORLANDO PALMA , Havana, 8 December 2014 — Far away from the
television studios where they fabricate the triumphalist news, and from
the air-conditioned offices where they try to plan the economy, the
farmers are holding the evaluation meetings in their cooperatives, in… Continue reading

Cuba Waits for Development

Cuba Waits for Development
December 3, 2014
Erasmo Calzadilla

HAVANA TIMES — When the Cuban economy was given a boost at the beginning
of this century thanks to Venezuela, its revolution and its immense oil
puddles, the island’s leadership began to act as though finally, after
many blunders, Good Fortune herself had knocked on their door.

Like a poor person… Continue reading

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation

The Cuban Economy is Still a Matter of Improvisation
December 2, 2014
Dariela Aquique*

HAVANA TIMES — In its efforts to “refashion” economic and political
concepts and practices on the basis of the Party’s Economic Guidelines,
the Cuban State has declared that these weren’t valid at other points in
history because of the impact the globalized world, characterized by a… Continue reading

The Nation or Marabou

The Nation or Marabou / 14ymedio, Elvira Fernandez
Posted on November 25, 2014

14ymedio,ELVIRA FERNANDEZ, Ciego de Ávila, 21 November 2014 – Seven
years after Raul Castro, in a speech, criticized the spread of the
marabou weed, this thorny plant continues to gain prominence in our
fields. On that occasion, marking the 26th of July, the General said,
“Arriving here… Continue reading

Cuba says measures to make food more affordable fall short

Cuba says measures to make food more affordable fall short
Published November 21, 2014 EFE

An experiment launched last year by the Cuban government to facilitate
the distribution of farm products and reduce prices for consumers has
not met expectations, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday.

“Preliminary results have not had, so far, a positive impact on
consumers’ wallets,” according… Continue reading

Some Seven Thousand Cows ‘Disappear” in Villa Clara Province

Some Seven Thousand Cows ‘Disappear” in Villa Clara Province / 14ymedio,
Orlando Palma
Posted on November 16, 2014

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Villa Clara, 15 November 2014 – Around 7,000
head of beef cattle were presumed disappeared in the space of a year
during a count carried out in ten cattle ranches in the province of
Villa Clara, according to a… Continue reading

Cuba’s Juan Triana – Economist or State Official?

Cuba’s Juan Triana: Economist or State Official?
November 14, 2014
Erasmo Calzadilla

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban economist and government official Juan Triana has
become highly popular among our country’s leadership by peddling a
rather exciting idea: the world economy is sailing before the wind and
Cuba ought to stick a rocket up its ass if it wishes to catch up… Continue reading

Finding Our Bearings in the Stormy Seas of Cuba’s Food Industry (Part II)

Finding Our Bearings in the Stormy Seas of Cuba’s Food Industry (Part II)
November 13, 2014
“In the market, the price of goods is the outcome of rivaling forces,
and the law of value cannot become fully functional without a completely
free market.” (Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Critical Notes on Political
Economy, 2012)
Vicente Morin Aguado

HAVANA TIMES — In my… Continue reading

Finding our Bearings in the Stormy Seas of Cuba’s Food Market (I)

Finding our Bearings in the Stormy Seas of Cuba’s Food Market (I)
November 11, 2014

“What will happen now? Bah! Thorny negotiations and harmless shoot-outs
and, afterwards, everything will be the same, even though everything
will have changed.” (El Gatopardo, 1957)
Vicente Morín Aguado

HAVANA TIMES – Figures for Cuba’s food industry and market continue to
point upwards. The longed-for… Continue reading

German firms explore investment in Cuba

German firms explore investment in Cuba
The Cuban government has unveiled a raft of investment projects in hopes
to attract foreign capital. But German firms criticize the lack of
support from their government, DW’s Andreas Knobloch writes from Havana.

Now that Cuba’s economy has made steps to open up to foreign capital,
the island’s communist government hopes to lure potential… Continue reading

“Sometimes we have to work barefoot …” says a farmer

“Sometimes we have to work barefoot …” says a farmer / 14ymedio, Orlando
Palma
Posted on November 7, 2014

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 6 November 2014 – A meeting that was
meant to sum up achievements turned into a flood of complaints and
demands. The Review Assembly of the National Association of Small
Farmers (ANAP) in Cienfuegos was the scene… Continue reading

Cuba to receive potato seeds from Scotland

Cuba to receive potato seeds from Scotland
November 7th, 2014

An old agreement to supply GB seed potatoes to Castro’s Cuba has been
revisited after delegates recently signed off a deal during negotiations
in Scotland. At www.freshfruitportal.com we speak with the Agriculture
and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Potato Council’s head of seed
and export, Robert Burns, to find out more.… Continue reading

Long faces and empty pockets

Long faces and empty pockets / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
Posted on November 4, 2014

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 1 November 2014 – One of the
distinctive features of the new era in Cuba is that it is no longer
shortages but pricing that explains the difficulty of acquiring food
grown on the island, but at bottom the issue is the… Continue reading

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