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British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since

British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since
AFP | London
April 29, 2016 Last Updated at 05:22 IST

Britain’s foreign minister has arrived in Cuba in the first such visit
since 1959, to hold talks on cooperation in “financial services, energy,
culture and education”, London announced.

It follows last month’s landmark visit by President Barack Obama to… Continue reading

Escudriñando el panorama de Cuba

Escudriñando el panorama de Cuba
abril 20, 2016 3:06 pm por Frank Cosme

Santos Suárez, La Habana, Frank Cosme, (PD) Unas semanas antes de que se
restablecieran las relaciones diplomáticas entre Cuba y EU en diciembre
del 2014, se dio un paseíto por La Habana el Sr. José M. García
Margallo, ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de España.

El hombre que… Continue reading

Sigue al dinero

Sigue al dinero
abril 6, 2016 11:18 am·

Santos Suárez, La Habana, Frank Cosme, (PD) Aquellos que gustan de las
películas de acción y policíacas, la frase que da título a este artículo
seguro la han oído frecuentemente.

Ciertamente es una norma del FBI y otras agencias policíacas del mundo
“seguir el dinero” cuando se trata de atrapar criminales, porque… Continue reading

Obama en Cuba desde la Casa Blanca hasta la casa rota

Obama en Cuba desde la Casa Blanca hasta la casa rota
abril 6, 2016 11:05 am·

Boyeros, La Habana, Leonardo Calvo, (PD) Al tomar la decisión de visitar
Cuba el presidente norteamericano Barack Obama hizo una apuesta
riesgosa, habida cuenta de la enorme carga histórica de confrontación y
desencuentro que ha caracterizado las relaciones entre ambos vecinos.

Para agregar polémica… Continue reading

Embajador cubano sobre relación con EEUU – “No somos tontos”

Embajador cubano sobre relación con EEUU: “No somos tontos”
Última actualización:7 hace minutos
Martinoticias.com

Esta vez Dagoberto Rodríguez, embajador de la isla en México, indicó:
“sabemos que los objetivos de EU hacia Cuba no han variado, pero nos
sentimos seguro de que los somos”, indica el diario azteca El Universal.
El régimen cubano continúa evaluando de manera pública la reciente… Continue reading

Obama elogia el “coraje” de los disidentes en Cuba

Obama elogia el “coraje” de los disidentes en Cuba
El presidente de EU mantiene una reunión con destacados opositores como
la líder de las Damas de Blanco, Berta Soler, Guillermo Fariñas, el
activista de derechos humanos Elizardo Sánchez y otros
22/03/2016 10:40
EFE
La Habana

El presidente de EU, Barack Obama, elogió hoy el “coraje” de los
disidentes y representantes… Continue reading

Western Union Expands in Cuba – Connects the World

Western Union Expands in Cuba: Connects the World
For the first time Western Union to move money into Cuba from beyond
U.S. borders
March 21, 2016 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU),
a leader in global payments services, announced today that it will
launch remittance services from across the world into Cuba following… 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 B&B in the far east… Continue reading

From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert

Cuba: From the Black Spring to a Rolling Stones Concert / Iván García
Posted on March 18, 2016

Iván García, 16 March 2106 — Around 12 midnight on Tuesday, 18 March
2003, I was en route to my apartment in the La Víbora neighborhood when,
from the balcony, some incomprehensible signs coming from my mother set
off the alarms.

Those… Continue reading

Cuba, European Union to finalize deal amid thaw in relations

Cuba, European Union to finalize deal amid thaw in relations
By Patrick Oppmann, CNN
Updated 0739 GMT (1539 HKT) March 11, 2016

Story highlights
European Union foreign policy chief to meet with island’s foreign minister
The two will nail down deal, two years in the making, that seeks to
improve relations
Havana, Cuba (CNN)The chill may soon be gone in… Continue reading

Luxembourg duchess seeks return to Cuba to develop microfinance

Luxembourg duchess seeks return to Cuba to develop microfinance
By Veronique Poujol and Philippe Agret

Colmar-Berg (Luxembourg) (AFP) – She fled Cuba with her bourgeois family
as revolution brewed, and later married into one of Europe’s royal
dynasties.

Today, as the Communist-ruled island emerges from long economic
isolation, Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa says she hopes to
return home to… Continue reading

Cuba, EU say close to reaching political accord

Cuba, EU say close to reaching political accord
By Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba and the European Union on Friday advanced ever
closer to a new bilateral agreement that would replace a unilateral
policy imposed by the Europeans 20 years ago.

Cuba’s lead negotiator said the two sides might be able to conclude two
years of… Continue reading

Mogherini plans Cuba visit as accord nears

Mogherini plans Cuba visit as accord nears
By EurActiv.com with EFE 9:37 (updated: 9:38)

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is set to
visit Cuba next week for talks that could finalize an agreement on
normalizing relations, Havana said on Thursday (3 March).

“Obviously it will be another very important visit, very important in
the current situation,” Cuban… Continue reading

El tractor de zarabanda

El tractor de zarabanda
marzo 2, 2016 11:54 am·

Santos Suárez, La Habana, Frank Cosme, (PD) Resulta ya una plaga las
noticias sobre estadounidenses de visita en Cuba.
A las excursiones al paraíso de prominentes figuras del Jet Set, que han
disminuido un tanto últimamente, se suman ahora en mayor abundancia la
de congresistas de ambos partidos de la nación… 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 International Air Transport
Association (IATA),… Continue reading

Cuba, EU to resume normalization talks with deal in sight

Cuba, EU to resume normalization talks with deal in sight

Havana (AFP) – Cuba and the European Union are set to resume talks on
normalizing relations next week as an agreement appears in sight, the EU
office in Havana said Wednesday.

The European Union suspended relations with Havana in 2003 over a
crackdown on journalists and activists, but both sides… 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 development priorities in the new landscape

Cuba’s development priorities in the new landscape
By Elena L. Pasquini @elenapasquini19 February 2016

Last month, the United States announced measures to further ease
restrictions on Cuba — the latest in a series of amendments implemented
since December 2014, when U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban
President Raul Castro divulged plans to resume diplomatic ties.

With Obama revealing Thursday that… Continue reading

Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution

Foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spells out Cuba’s new revolution
04/02 14:48 CET

The commercial embargoes have been falling one after the other.

The official visit of Raul Castro to France talked about a new reality
between Cuba and Europe. Between Cuba and the World. Symbols were in
evidence.

In August 2015 there was another very iconic image: the US… Continue reading

The thaw in US-Cuba relations has reignited a global rum war

The thaw in US-Cuba relations has reignited a global rum war
WRITTEN BY Tim Fernholz
February 01, 2016

Could a rum by any other name taste as smooth?
As the US and Cuba press ahead with their plans to normalize relations,
a global intellectual-property dispute between the booze conglomerates
Pernod Ricard and Bacardi—a conflict that has its origins in the… Continue reading

Churches demolished and pastors arrested in latest government crackdown

Cuba: Churches demolished and pastors arrested in latest government
crackdown
Harry Farley JUNIOR STAFF WRITER 12 January 2016

Two churches have been demolished and several church leaders arrested in
the latest state crackdown in Cuba.

Both churches were part of the Apostolic Movement which is unregistered
by the Cuban government and were destroyed without warning on January 8,
according to… Continue reading

Cuba’s Economy – From Total State Control to Unregulated Markets?

Cuba’s Economy: From Total State Control to Unregulated Markets?
January 7, 20161
By Fernando Ravsberg

HAVANA TIMES — A year and a half ago, we conducted a journalistic
investigation on the prices of food products sold at produce and
livestock markets. Among other things, we revealed that a sack of
peppers put in Havana cost 100 pesos and that its… Continue reading

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