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Happiness

Happiness / Somos+ Somos+, Roberto Camba, 21 March 2017 — The United Nations has just launched the 2017 World Happiness Report, coinciding with the World Happiness Day on March 20th. From its first publication in 2012, the world has come to understand more and more that happiness has to be used as the correct measure […] Continue reading

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 6 July 2016 — Hundreds of people went to the Cuban embassy in Quito in Monday with the purpose of “repudiating” President Raul Castro and recent statements issued by the embassy in which they were accused of “seeking points” to […] Continue reading

THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA

THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA BY KEN FIREMAN ON 6/19/16 AT 6:30 AM This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site. The car was a Detroit classic on a Havana street, a pink and white 1956 Chevy Bel Air with a nickname out of a rock ‘n’ […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] Continue reading

Cuba-Disneyland and Its Leftist Pimps

Cuba-Disneyland and Its Leftist Pimps / 14ymedio, Isaac Nahon Serfaty 14ymedio, Isaac Nahon Serfaty, 10 May 2016 — Cuba is now the Disneyland of the fashion show business. The list of celebrities who go to the island as almost archeological tourists is growing every day. The Mummy Stones, the Lagerfield effigy, and the inevitable voluptuous […] Continue reading

Heirs of gangster Meyer Lansky want payment for hotel Cuba seized

Heirs of gangster Meyer Lansky want payment for hotel Cuba seized By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: December 8, 2015 Updated: December 9, 2015 at 09:17 AM The family of the late gangster Meyer Lansky has a message for the Cuban government: They want Lansky’s hotel in Havana back. It was Lansky who helped […] Continue reading

Mexican post held hostage over Cuba

Mexican post held hostage over Cuba The Senate has held off confirming an ambassador as the battle over Cuba rages. By NAHAL TOOSI and BURGESS EVERETT 10/21/15 05:18 AM EDT Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and fellow Sen. Robert Menendez, both angry over the Obama administration’s diplomatic opening to Cuba, are now targeting America’s ties […] Continue reading

What Does Raul Castro Have Planned for His Youngest Child?

What Does Raul Castro Have Planned for His Youngest Child? / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 18, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 12 October 2015 — Alejandro Castro’s role in the secret talks between Cuba and the United States was akin to that of Arnaldo Tamayo on the Soyuz 38 mission. No crisis comes with […] Continue reading

A Dubious Decision

A Dubious Decision / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 10, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 10 October 2015 — At a time when many Cuban youths, adults, and even elderly are choosing to emigrate, it is noteworthy that a Cuban who has lived in Canada for a decade, with a wife and young child, posted on Facebook […] 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

Cuba 2019 – Translated

Cuba 2019 / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 29, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 26 September 2015 — Let’s climb aboard a time machine. Into the future, of course. By now, Raul Castro has given up the throne. His son Alejandro has been tried for abuse of power, financial corruption and violations of human rights. Luis Alberto […] Continue reading

Investing In Cuba – A Tantalizing And Troublesome Proposition

Investing In Cuba: A Tantalizing And Troublesome Proposition By Daniel Sachs HOUSTON – For an estrangement that lasted 54 years, the resumption of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba happened rather quickly. Just seven months elapsed between Barack Obama’s December announcement of a change in US policy and the opening of a US embassy […] Continue reading

Cuba – Transforming a Revolution

Cuba: Transforming a Revolution Castro and Obama balance gradual normalization with showing benefits for both US and Cuba Patricia Alejandro YaleGlobal, 23 July 2015 CAMBRIDGE, MA: During the 1990s, the popular assumption was that most Cubans, if they had a choice, would leave their country for the United States in a heartbeat. Today, while many […] Continue reading

Opening for Business

Opening for Business A former Marielito positions himself as an entrepreneur in the new Cuba. BY JON LEE ANDERSON One night not long ago, in a new restaurant in Havana called VIPs, the owner, a white-haired Catalan named Jordi, was speculating about what life might be like in Cuba after a reconciliation with the United […] Continue reading

President of Cienfuegos Government Falls in Police Raid

President of Cienfuegos Government Falls in Police Raid / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on June 10, 2015 He confused having a political position with autonomy and freedom, used the Internet service to call his daughter who resides in Canada, was summoned for it, and had to pay the price for believing in the future. Eduardo […] Continue reading

Cuba Inc. open to foreign capitalists, but within limits

Cuba Inc. open to foreign capitalists, but within limits Mon Jun 8, 2015 8:38am EDT By Daniel Trotta and Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Communist Cuba’s newfound interest in foreign capital has its limits, as Philippe Pouletty found out. A French doctor, venture capitalist and founder of biotech company Abivax, Pouletty is working with Cuba’s […] Continue reading

Experiencia de colegas presos y despojados en Cuba no detiene a empresarios canadienses

Experiencia de colegas presos y despojados en Cuba no detiene a empresarios canadienses Hombres de negocios de Canadá, entusiasmados con invertir en la isla, obvian el infierno de interrogatorios, cárcel y confiscaciones que atravesaron Sarkis Yacoubian, Cy Tokmakjian y otros de sus pares. Martinoticias.com marzo 21, 2015 Aunque la única conexión de Sarkis Yacoubian con […] Continue reading

How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba

How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba JEFF GRAY The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Mar. 20 2015, 8:14 PM EDT Canadian businessman Sarkis Yacoubian only knew his Cuban interrogator – the Cubans call them “instructors” – as Major Carlito. When they first met in the dim basement of the Havana house where […] Continue reading

Gobierno cubano libera al último empresario canadiense del grupo Tokmakjian

Gobierno cubano libera al último empresario canadiense del grupo Tokmakjian El político canadiense Peter Kent afirma que lo ocurrido a la empresa Tokmakjian, en Cuba, debe servir de ejemplo a los empresarios de otros países. Jorge P. Martínez / martinoticias.com marzo 06, 2015 El Gobierno de Cuba puso en libertad al último de tres hombres […] Continue reading

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States

The Cuba-Iran-Venezuela Relationship: Implications for the United States* [25-02-2015 06:23:26] Jaime Suchlicki Director del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 17, 2014, about an improvement in U.S.-Cuban relations will have little, if any, impact on General Raúl Castro’s alliance with Iran, Russia and […] Continue reading

Cuba frees Canadian businessman Tokmakjian after three years in jail

Cuba frees Canadian businessman Tokmakjian after three years in jail BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:52pm EST (Reuters) – Cuba has freed Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian after more than three years in jail, his company said on Saturday, resolving a case that had strained Cuban-Canadian relations and alarmed foreign investors. Tokmakjian, founder […] Continue reading

Attorney – Canada businessman home after released by Cuba

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/21/2015 1:27 PM 02/21/2015 1:28 P HAVANA Attoreny Barry Papazian says businessman Cy Tokmakjian has returned to Canada after being released from prison in Cuba. Papazian says in a statement that Tokmakjian has returned home for the first time in three years. He says Tokmakjian and his family will have no additional […] Continue reading

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens

Rejecting Fidelism and Empowering Citizens / Diario de Cuba, Dimas Castellano Posted on February 4, 2015 Looking back on the history of the conflict, Cuba and the United States tried to impose their political philosophies through confrontation only to have them run aground on the negotiating table. They opted for war as a continuation of […] Continue reading

5 ways Cuba-US agreement will make waves

5 ways Cuba-US agreement will make waves The historic opening between the two countries could have an impact on travel and business in the long-term, though changes are likely to happen gradually. By Whitney Eulich, Staff writer DECEMBER 19, 2014 MEXICO CITY — US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made history this […] Continue reading

One Big Risk for Cuba-U.S. Relations: Moving Too Fast

One Big Risk for Cuba-U.S. Relations: Moving Too Fast DEC. 17, 2014 Neil Irwin A normal economic relationship between the United States and Cuba has been a long time coming; the strict trade embargo with the island nation has been in place longer than the current president of the United States has been alive. But […] Continue reading

U.S. hints that it won’t oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas

U.S. hints that it won’t oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM 12/10/2014 8:19 PM In an apparent reversal of decades-long policy, Washington will not stand in the way of Cuban participation in the next Summit of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday. […] Continue reading

Why the U.S. Should Not Reward Castros’ Cuba

Why the U.S. Should Not Reward Castros’ Cuba Cuba, a small island lying in the Caribbean 90 miles away from Key West, Florida, is the only Communist country in the Western Hemisphere. It has been ruled by two brothers, Fidel and Raul Castro since 1959. A strong lobby by the left and some business companies […] 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

Turismo paramilitar

CORRUPCIÓN Turismo paramilitar JUAN MARTIN LORENZO | Toronto | 26 Oct 2014 – 10:59 am. Cuba es el país latinoamericano con más grandes empresas hoteleras. Bajo mando militar en su mayoría y con un yerno de Raúl Castro al mando que organiza el emporio familiar para cualquier cambio que venga. En Cuba las Fuerzas Armadas […] Continue reading

Canadian jailed in Cuba will appeal – lawyers

Canadian jailed in Cuba will appeal: lawyers By Staff The Canadian Press Lawyers for a Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison say they will appeal the conviction. Cy Tokmakjian, who owns the Ontario-based automotive company Tokmakjian Group, was sentenced last month on corruption-related charges that his family says are unfounded. His […] Continue reading