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Are Cooperatives Dangerous for Cuba?

Are Cooperatives Dangerous for Cuba? December 24, 2015 Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago, I saw a report by Telesur, Latin America’s left-wing broadcaster, which praised the creation of cooperatives in Mexico and stressed that these had helped prevent the closure of companies and unemployment in other Latin American countries. Socialist sectors […] Continue reading

Investing in Cuba remains ‘very risky,’ panelists say

Investing in Cuba remains ‘very risky,’ panelists say Exploring business potential on the Communist island has surged since December The infrastructure is dated but so is the mindset For now investors must get used to the state as the majority partner BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ aveciana-suarez@miamiherald.com Panelists at a CEO roundtable about the future of Cuba […] Continue reading

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-in-Law

Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez 
is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading

A warning on doing business in Cuba

A warning on doing business in Cuba Timothy Belevetz and Ronald Oleynik, Holland & Knight law firm 18 Hours Ago CNBC.com The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba is sure to bring new opportunities for U.S. businesses seeking to gain a foothold in a market of more than 11 million potential consumers […] Continue reading

Transparency is Prevention

Cuba: Transparency is Prevention May 14, 2015 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — Eight million eggs are stolen, tens of thousands of cows disappear, over a million dollars destined to garbage collection are embezzled, food for psychiatric patients is re-sold, a seafood container goes missing and a minister makes a buck off people’s food. A former […] 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 […] Continue reading

Fees for Americans a sore spot in Cuba travel

Fees for Americans a sore spot in Cuba travel By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: November 23, 2014 TAMPA — The battle for the Cuban charter flight business out of Tampa International Airport has landed in federal court, exposing what U.S. citizens must pay the secretive Cuban government for use of Havana’s José Martí […] Continue reading

Relenting On Car Sales, Cuba Turns Clunkers Into Gold

Relenting On Car Sales, Cuba Turns Clunkers Into Gold Government loosens vehicle marketplace rules. BY VICTORIA BURNETT : NOVEMBER 5, 2011 HAVANA — Until a few weeks ago, Erik Gonzalez’s decrepit car did little more than devour his tiny income. He spent hundreds of dollars fixing the car, a 30-year-old Moskvich that his grandfather passed […] Continue reading

How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Customs Office Tightens the Screws

Cuba's Customs Office Tightens the Screws July 18, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* HAVANA TIMES — The Customs law that goes into effect in September is one that will have the most social impact, since in one way or another it will affect the majority of Cubans, making everyday life a little more difficult and a lot [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s Strategic Fight vs. Corruption

Cuba's Strategic Fight vs. CorruptionNovember 16, 2011Patricia Grogg HAVANA TIMES, Nov 16 (IPS) – The battle against corruption is one of the greatest challenges faced by Cuban President Raúl Castro, who began designing his strategy for preventing and combating the problem when he temporarily took office after his brother Fidel fell ill in July 2006. [...] Continue reading

Youth Agency paid R6?million to fly Cubans to failed festival

Youth Agency paid R6?million to fly Cubans to failed festival10 Oct 2011Jacques Pauw MORE than R6 million in taxpayers' money was spent to charter a jet to fly 262 members of the Cuban Young Communist League and their interpreters to South Africa for the National Youth Development Agency's (NYDA) abortive festival last December.Details of the [...] Continue reading

Correction: Cuba-Corruption story

Correction: Cuba-Corruption storyBy Associated Press, Updated: Monday, August 1, 1:59 PM HAVANA — In a story July 29 about corruption convictions in Cuba, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jose Heriberto Prieto was the former director of an airline, Cubana de Aviacion. He was its cargo director. It also erroneously identified a company mentioned in [...] Continue reading

Cuba sentences airline, pharmaceutical executives to 3- to 13-year prison terms for corruption

Cuba sentences airline, pharmaceutical executives to 3- to 13-year prison terms for corruptionBy Associated Press, Saturday, July 30, 3:52 AM HAVANA — Cuban courts have convicted airline and pharmaceutical executives of corruption and sentenced them to three to 13 years in prison. The stiffest sentence is 13 years for Cubana de Aviacion director Jose Heriberto [...] Continue reading

Corruption case involves airline, travel agency

Corruption case involves airline, travel agency In a sequel to the corruption case against Chilean businessman Max Marambio, a provincial court in Havana sentenced a brother and 15 employees of Cubana de Aviación and a Marambio-controlled travel agency to three to 10 years of prison. The Cuban employees accepted cash bribes and personal goods and [...] Continue reading

Cuban aviation scandal highlights growing corruption problem

Posted on Saturday, 04.03.10
Cuban aviation scandal highlights growing corruption problem
A scandal involving Cuban officials taking profits from government
aircraft flights hints at Raúl Castro's lack of control.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

A corruption scandal whispered about in… Continue reading

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN HAVANA"…

PRESIDENT BUSH HONORS MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENTS: "DR. BISCET IS NOT
WITH US TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE REGIME IN
HAVANA"…
2007-11-05. White House, www.whitehouse.gov
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Laura and I are thrilled to welcome… Continue reading

Cubans doubt Castro will return to power

Cubans doubt Castro will return to power
Some sense economic liberalization in the air.
November 15, 2006

HAVANA — Nonchalantly jingling a money pouch, a supervisor at the Cubana
Airlines check-in counter trolled a line of foreign travelers at Jose… Continue reading

Fidel Castro Inc A Global Conglomerate

Fidel Castro, Inc.: A Global Conglomerate
By Maria C. Werlau

Introduction
Since 1997, Forbes magazine has featured Fidel Castro in its annual
Billionaires’ edition as one of the richest rulers in the world.
Initially, Forbes assigned to Castro a share… Continue reading