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Euler Hermes Cuba report – U.S. annual exports could grow by approximately $1B

Euler Hermes Cuba report: U.S. annual exports could grow by
approximately $1B
Post-embargo exports could increase to $6 billion by 2020

BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With the end of the Cuban
embargo potentially in sight, the U.S. is positioned to become the main
“economic winner,” increasing its Cuban exports by an average $1 billion
per year, according… Continue reading

Cuban cigarmakers look to light up U.S. market

Cuban cigarmakers look to light up U.S. market
Last Updated Aug 2, 2015 12:52 PM EDT

Many American cigar smokers dream of smoking a Cuban, legally. We’re
talking about Cuban cigars, which have been banned in the U.S. since the
1962 trade embargo against the Castro government. But as both countries
now try to normalize relations, Cuban cigars soon may… Continue reading

Santuario de la Patrona de Cuba se prepara para recibir al papa Francisco

Santuario de la Patrona de Cuba se prepara para recibir al papa Francisco
MAYLIN CHIONG
Agence France Presse

Los artesanos esperan que la próxima visita del papa Francisco al
Santuario de la Patrona de Cuba impulse las ventas, pero los obispos
anhelan que ayude a la reconciliación entre los cubanos.

“Con el advenimiento del Papa al poblado de El Cobre,… Continue reading

Cuban Tourist Arrivals Up 16 Per Cent In 1st Half

Cuban Tourist Arrivals Up 16 Per Cent In 1st Half

HAVANA, July 31 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) — Cuba received 1,923,326 tourists
between Jan 1 and Jun 30 in 2015, up 15.9 percent over the same period
in 2014, an official report said.

Cuba’s National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI) announced on
Thursday that 218,635 tourists visited the Caribbean island in June… Continue reading

Americans have new hopes to reclaim property seized by Cuba 50 years ago

Americans have new hopes to reclaim property seized by Cuba 50 years ago
Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 7:44 p.m. EDT July 30, 2015

MIAMI — Across the country, thousands of Americans are storing fading
documents that represent a piece of Cuba taken from them by Fidel Castro
in the 1960s. They could be worth billions.

For U.S. companies such as… Continue reading

International Road Safety Expert Advises Cuban Authorities

International Road Safety Expert Advises Cuban Authorities / 14ymedio
Posted on July 16, 2015

14ymedio, 15 July 2015 — The president of the International Automobile
Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, met in Havana with Cuban authorities in
charge of transport to find ways to reduce accidents on the island’s
roads. Todt is in Cuba on Monday in his capacity as United… Continue reading

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to advise Cuba on U.S. business relations

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to advise Cuba on U.S. business
relations
Published July 16, 2015Fox News Latino

The job search probably hasn’t been easy for the former head of the
International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as
managing director of the global financial organization in the wake of a
sexual assault scandal involving a New York City hotel… Continue reading

Experto internacional en seguridad vial asesora autoridades cubanas

Experto internacional en seguridad vial asesora autoridades cubanas
14YMEDIO, Julio 15, 2015

El presidente de la Federación Internacional del Automóvil (FIA), Jean
Todt, se reunió en La Habana con las autoridades cubanas encargadas del
transporte para encontrar la manera de disminuir la siniestralidad en
las carreteras de la Isla. Todt se encuentra en Cuba desde el lunes en
su calidad… Continue reading

Even if consulate goes elsewhere, Tampa to be key to U.S.-Cuba thaw

Even if consulate goes elsewhere, Tampa to be key to U.S.-Cuba thaw
hostility. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff
Published: July 12, 2015

TAMPA — Tampa leaders have offered up the city as host for the first
Cuban consulate in the United States in more than five decades. But even
if it goes elsewhere, people here will… Continue reading

Cuba reaches 2 mn tourist arrivals more quickly than last year

Cuba reaches 2 mn tourist arrivals more quickly than last year
Published July 11, 2015 EFE

Cuba said it has registered 2 million tourist arrivals thus far in 2015,
39 days ahead of last year’s pace, state-run media outlets reported
Saturday, citing Tourism Ministry figures.

State media hailed that figure, which was announced Friday and marks a
16 percent increase… Continue reading

Europeans rush to seek Cuba deals in light of U.S.-Cuba thaw

Europeans rush to seek Cuba deals in light of U.S.-Cuba thaw
By Marc Frank

HAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) – European officials and businesses are
visiting Cuba in unprecedented numbers, attracted by its market-oriented
reforms and hastened to act by Havana’s improved relations with the
United States.

Seventy-five companies accompanied Spain’s Minister of Industry, Energy
and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria during… Continue reading

No Change for Now in Cuba Migration Policy – US

No Change for Now in Cuba Migration Policy: US
World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: July 07, 2015 03:27 IST

WASHINGTON: Washington has no current plans to modify its Cuban
migration rules after the Cold War foes announced the re-establishment
of diplomatic ties from July 20, officials said Monday.

A 1966 law gives the US attorney general the discretion to… 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 Islands. The seasonal schedule will… Continue reading

Elian Gonzalez – “If Cuba stopped being socialist it would be like Haiti”

Elian Gonzalez: “If Cuba stopped being socialist it would be like Haiti”
/ Cubanet
Posted on July 3, 2015

“And I read Fidel, I love to read Fidel. He likes to give me books, and
sends me one whenever he can.”

EFE, Havana, 27 June 2015 — Elián González, the “little Cuban rafter”,
believes that if Cuba ceased to be… Continue reading

Globus Expands Religious Travel Programs, including New Cuba Program

Globus Expands Religious Travel Programs, including New Cuba Program
TOUR OPERATOR | GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS | DAVID COGSWELL | JULY 02, 2015

After seeing a 100 percent growth in sales of its religion-based tours,
The Globus family of brands is increasing its selection for 2016 and
offering a new tour of Cuba centered around religion.
Globus’ new faith-based Cuba… Continue reading

US property claims in Cuba – The next hurdle for normalized relations

US property claims in Cuba: The next hurdle for normalized relations
In order to lift the embargo, Americans whose property was seized in the
Cuban revolution must somehow be compensated
July 1, 2015 5:00AM ET
by Marisa Taylor @marisahtaylor

When Carolyn Chester Lamb was growing up in Mount Dora, Florida in the
1960s, her parents often talked about Cuba, the… Continue reading

Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price

Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price
NICK MIROFF | THE WASHINGTON POST

HAVANA, Cuba – It was probably inevitable, given the trajectory of her
career, that Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s creative vision would collide
some day with her country’s less-expansive political reality.

From a young age, Bruguera, 46, won international acclaim as an
irreverent,… Continue reading

When Helping ‘the Cuban People’ Means Bankrolling the Castros

When Helping ‘the Cuban People’ Means Bankrolling the Castros
U.S. legislation to ease sanctions will instead primarily benefit
Havana’s state-owned monopolies.
By MAURICIO CLAVER-CARONE
June 23, 2015 7:07 p.m. ET

Three bills full of lofty but disingenuous rhetoric about “supporting
the Cuban people” were recently filed in the U.S. Senate to ease
sanctions. To have an honest debate about sanctions… Continue reading

American food producers see bonanza in Cuba, but steep barriers remain

American food producers see bonanza in Cuba, but steep barriers remain
By Karen DeYoung June 18 at 12:47 PM

Before the U.S. embargo, Cuba bought more American rice than any other
country in the world. Now, most Cuban rice comes from Vietnam. Last
year, Cuba imported $200 million worth of wheat — virtually all of it
from Europe and Canada… Continue reading

El deshielo con EEUU impulsa negocio agrícola en Cuba

El deshielo con EEUU impulsa negocio agrícola en Cuba
Agence France Presse

LA HABANA
El deshielo con Estados Unidos iniciado hace seis meses animó el negocio
de las semillas agrícolas de Cuba, que ha recibido propuestas de venta
de compañías europeas e intereses de compra de empresas norteamericanas,
informó este miércoles un funcionario.

“Hay un incremento (de propuestas) sobre todo… Continue reading

New port zone harbours big ambitions

New port zone harbours big ambitions

A would-be capitalist enclave in a socialist state, Mariel is emblematic
of change in Cuba, writes Marc Frank

Waves of foreign businessmen have washed up on Cuba’s shores since the
thawing of US-Cuba diplomatic rela¬tions. They are following such
promi¬nent figures as the president of France, foreign ministers of
Japan, the Nether¬lands and Norway,… Continue reading

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations
Tentative signs of openness raise hopes, but is the island ready to do
business?
By John Paul Rathbone

There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside
Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the January 11959 “triumph of
the revolution”, there is now December 172014. That was the day… Continue reading

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