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Cuba’s Healthcare Scam

Cuba’s Healthcare Scam
Jul. 19, 2016 12:00pm
By Humberto Fontova, for TheBlaze

Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including: The Longest
Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Fidel: Hollywood’s
Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots
Who Idolize Him.

“Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,”
recently declared Secretary of… Continue reading

Rich nations use Cuba debt in hopes of opening opportunities

Rich nations use Cuba debt in hopes of opening opportunities

France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Russia are among the countries seeking
to convince Cuba to sign contracts with their companies for projects to
update the Communist-led nation’s creaking infrastructure, in return for
writing off debt.
MARC FRANK
Reuters

HAVANA
Cuba’s long-term trading partners are using debt forgiveness, swaps and
new… Continue reading

Cuba Running Low on Beer Amid American Tourism Boom

Cuba Running Low on Beer Amid American Tourism Boom
by REUTERS

The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and gas
stations are running out of the island’s favorite Cristal and Bucanero
brands in recent weeks, as a surge in American tourists and new private
watering holes strain the main brewery.

Brewer Bucanero needs a new plant to… Continue reading

401 kilos of cocaine found on Cuban ship; Diaz-Balart – Castro regime ‘caught red-handed’

401 kilos of cocaine found on Cuban ship; Diaz-Balart: Castro regime
‘caught red-handed’
Published April 15, 2016 Fox News Latino
EFE

Panamanian authorities seized 401 kilos, about 882 pounds, of cocaine on
a ship headed to Belgium from Cuba on Thursday.

The cocaine was found camouflaged among tanks of cane-sugar syrup,
according to the country’s National Police (PN), part of… Continue reading

Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend

Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend
Shortages prompt island’s main brewer to consider opening a new plant
and importing beer from outside the country to keep pace with growing demand
Sunday 10 April 2016 01.55 BST

The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and
petrol stations are running out of the island’s favourite… Continue reading

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the suffering’ she and others have experienced

Cuban–American says Obama’s visit to Cuba ‘invalidates all the
suffering’ she and others have experienced
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 9:30 pm
By CATHY DYSON Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

FREDERICKSBURG — While some cheered President Barack Obama’s recent
visit to Cuba — and what may be a new chapter in relations between the
two countries — a Spotsylvania County woman who… Continue reading

Tampa Bay Rays beat Cuba, 4-1, as Obama, Castro, the world watch history in Havana

Tampa Bay Rays beat Cuba, 4-1, as Obama, Castro, the world watch history
in Havana

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team play in Cuba to a packed
audience
Obama is concluding three-day trip to the island
Moment of silence for victims of Belgium bombing

HAVANA
President Barack Obama capped an historic visit to Cuba on Tuesday by… Continue reading

Obama calls for democracy, end of arbitrary detentions in Cuba

Obama calls for democracy, end of arbitrary detentions in Cuba

Obama encourages Cuba to embrace democracy
Speaks out against arbitrary detentions
Sends message to Europe in wake of terror attack

BY LESLEY CLARK, MIMI WHITEFIELD AND JIM WYSS

HAVANA
President Barack Obama encouraged Cubans to embrace democracy and its
leaders to tolerate dissent and criticism, during a much-anticipated and… Continue reading

Big week ahead in Havana with historic Obama visit

Big week ahead in Havana with historic Obama visit

The city has been cleaned and spiffed up
The Tampa Bay Rays will play Cuban team on Tuesday
The week finishes with a Rolling Stones concert

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD


HAVANA
There are unprecedented sights and sounds around Havana: fleets of
burgundy-colored Jeeps carrying U.S. security teams; huge U.S. Air… Continue reading

Obama’s Incredible Shrinking Welcome Mat Around the Globe

Obama’s Incredible Shrinking Welcome Mat Around the Globe
By Liz Peek

Obama’s Incredible Shrinking Welcome Mat Around the Globe
Cuba, with an economy roughly the size of Amazon, Inc. that is frozen in
time thanks to decades of Communist rule, is on the rapidly shrinking
list of countries available to President Obama for a flattering
photo-op. The only good news… Continue reading

Cuba’s debt deal – Easy terms, but severe penalties if late again

Cuba’s debt deal: Easy terms, but severe penalties if late again
HAVANA/PARIS | BY MARC FRANK AND LEIGH THOMAS

Paris Club creditor nations have forgiven $8.5 billion of Cuba’s $11.1
billion debt and restructured payments on the remainder with easy terms
but the deal imposes severe penalties if Cuba falls behind again,
according to a copy of the accord seen… Continue reading

Spain to forgive €1.7 billion in Cuban debt interest

Spain to forgive €1.7 billion in Cuban debt interest
EurActiv.com with EFE 12:08

Spain will forgive €1.709 billion ($1.88 billion) in Cuban interest
created by Havana’s decades-long delay in paying its debt to various
Paris Club developed nations, Economic Ministry officials told EFE.

The amount is part of the €7.731 billion ($8.5 billion) in Cuban debt
that Group of the… Continue reading

Cuba Reaches Deal to Pay $2.6 Billion in Arrears to Paris Club

Cuba Reaches Deal to Pay $2.6 Billion in Arrears to Paris Club
Deal calls for $4 billion of Cuba’s debt to be forgiven
By JASON CHOW
Updated Dec. 12, 2015 2:13 p.m. ET

PARIS––Cuba has reached a deal with its creditors where the county will
pay $2.6 billion in arrears over an 18-year period while $4 billion of
its debt… Continue reading

Cuba Nears Deal With Paris Club on Debt Forgiveness

Cuba Nears Deal With Paris Club on Debt Forgiveness
Reuters
December 07, 2015 9:15 PM

HAVANA—
Cuba is near a deal with 15 rich creditor nations of the Paris Club to
restructure $16 billion in debt stemming from a 1986 default, with
creditors expected to forgive most of the amount owed, diplomats close
to the talks said.

The parties will… Continue reading

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto

Distribute and Act on to Save the Live of El Sexto / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Posted on September 26, 2015

Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) is a
graffiti artist in Cuba, imprisoned since December 25, 2014 for
attempting to perform an artistic action in a public space.

Danilo has spent 9 months in the… Continue reading

POR LA VIDA DE EL SEXTO EN CUBA. DIFUNDE Y ACTÚA AHORA!

POR LA VIDA DE EL SEXTO EN CUBA. DIFUNDE Y ACTÚA AHORA!!! TODOS A ESCRIBIR A NUESTROS ALCALDES DE CADA CIUDAD, POR FAVOR. YA ESTÁ HECHA LA CARTA! SI LA MANDAN ONLINE Y POR TELÉFONO SÓLO LES TOMARÁ 5 MINUTOS, A VER SI ENTRE TODOS SACAMOS LIBRE A Danilo Maldonado Machado.

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The Honorable Mayor __FULL_NAME__,
Mayor of _______CITY_NAME________.
City… Continue reading

Cuba and Belgium seek to boost trade

Cuba and Belgium seek to boost trade
Published on August 27, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Interested in diversifying trade, entrepreneurs of
Cuba and Belgium will seek on August 27 in Havana new business
opportunities in key sectors such as construction, telecommunications
and pharmaceuticals.

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According to the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, the two delegations will
hold a business forum… Continue reading

From Soviet Comrades to Yankee Misters

Cuba: From Soviet Comrades to Yankee Misters / Ivan Garcia
Posted on July 20, 2015

Ivan Garcia, 11 July 2015 — For the time being the brutish hunk of
concrete that was the Soviet embassy and now serves as the headquarters
of the Russian Federation — located on beautiful Fifth Avenue in
Miramar, a neighborhood in western Havana — will… 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 four massive, Chinese-built offloading cranes.… Continue reading

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties
2015/6/15 8:09:22

HAVANA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Cuba and the European Union (EU) will hold a
fourth round of talks starting Monday on normalizing bilateral ties, and
paving the way for unrestricted trade and political cooperation.

The talks, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, aim to address the fact that
Cuba is… Continue reading

Cuba reaches an agreement with the Paris Club on repaying its debt

Cuba reaches an agreement with the Paris Club on repaying its debt
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES

The Cuban government has agreed that it owes $15 billion to the
exclusive group of nations known as the Paris Club, after Cuba declared
itself in default in 1986, according to a report from Reuters quoting
diplomatic sources.

The figure agreed to includes… Continue reading

Cuba and Paris Club members agree on debt total – $15 bln

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, June 8 (Reuters) – Cuba and the Paris Club of wealthy creditor
nations have agreed that Cuba owes $15 billion stemming from a 1986
default, an important first step toward renegotiating the debt, Western
diplomats said.

“The final amount of $15 billion has been approved by both parties, so
that is a big first step and… Continue reading

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