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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] Continue reading

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro is dead BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90. His brother Raul announced the death late Friday night. Millions cheered Fidel Castro on […] Continue reading

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin

The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 27 de Julio de 2016 – 20:54 CEST. On 29 December, 2015 the Cuban president announced before the National Assembly of the People’s Power that “despite the impact of the international economic crisis, exacerbated in our case by the effects of the […] Continue reading

Raul Castro and His Retirement Plan

Raul Castro and His Retirement Plan / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on April 1, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 24 March 2016 — It is a few days before the start of the Cuban Communist Party Congress and Raul Castro is counting down the months until his retirement. He has everything more or less figured out. […] Continue reading

Hollande And Castro – Plenty of Wine But No Democracy

Hollande And Castro: Plenty of Wine But No Democracy / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on February 1, 2016 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Washington, 1 February 2015 — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cancelled his lunch with François Hollande because the latter didn’t want to take the wine off the table. Tonight, however, the French leader will not […] Continue reading

Cuban TV Highlights National Assembly Attacks on the Self-employed

Cuban TV Highlights National Assembly Attacks on the Self-employed / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on January 1, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 1 January 2015 – December 29 was the National Assembly of People’s Power last day of work in its final session of 2015. Cuban State television highlighted two moments: the speech of a […] Continue reading

17 December – First Anniversary of a Sterile Marriage

17 December: First Anniversary of a Sterile Marriage / Miriam Celaya Posted on December 29, 2015 Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 December 2015 – At the end of the first year of the restoration of relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba, the expectations that the historical event awakened in Cuba remain unfulfilled. […] Continue reading

Is Now the Right Time?

Is Now the Right Time? PABLO DÍAZ ESPÍ | Madrid | 6 Oct 2015 – 2:37 am. Will a lifting of the US embargo be beneficial with the Castros still in power? The most recent and vocal proponents of the lifting of the American embargo on Cuba wield as their main argument that this measure […] 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

Invest in the Riskiest Economies of Latin America?

Invest in the Riskiest Economies of Latin America? Analysis of the investment horizon of the riskiest economies in Latin America according to David Osio, CEO of Davos Financial Group MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For large and small investors, economies that offer alarming news about their environment may also provide investment opportunities or production sectors with particularly attractive […] Continue reading

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba

Seeding a Silicon Valley in Cuba By Ramphis Castro, Founder, Mindchemy March 13, 2015, 7:00 AM PDT This Re/code series of contributed essays from Kauffman Fellows will provide stories from their on-the-ground view of technology entrepreneurship today, and its implications for the future. Founded in 1994, Kauffman Fellows is a Silicon Valley-based leadership program for […] Continue reading

Manual for Trading with Cuban Businesses

Manual for Trading with Cuban Businesses / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on March 4, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 23 February 2015 — Marijuana relaxes, cocaine excites, and the consumption of amphetamines allows concentration; but of all the drugs, wanting to trade with Cuba is an event that provokes alienation. The effect was evident a few […] Continue reading

Investing in Cuba can be a risky business

Investing in Cuba can be a risky business BY FRANK CALZON FRANK.CALZON@CUBACENTER.ORG 01/29/2015 10:45 AM 01/29/2015 10:45 AM The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its annual South Florida Economic Summit today. This is what businessmen should know about doing business with Cuba: From a business perspective, commercially engaging with Havana is different than doing […] 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

Cuba’s currency unification

Analysis: Cuba’s currency unification By Domingo Amuchastegui Cuba’s reforms and changes, aiming at a complete redesign of its rigid, state-controlled socialist experience, has come to a point of no return. There’s no turning back, and the Achilles Heel of this present stage is the effort to put an end to the two-tier currency system, with […] Continue reading

Panama businessman jailed in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 10.08.13 Panama businessman jailed in Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM An elderly Panamanian businessman has been jailed in Cuba for more than a year in what is variously described as a case of corruption or Havana attempts to renege on its debts or switch more of its trade to businessmen from […] Continue reading

Apprehension of the Press

Apprehension of the Press / Regina Coyula Posted on June 26, 2013 As a young girl, I wanted to study journalism, entirely for the romantic idea to follow in the tracks of my grandfather, a decent Cuban who from the jungle in The Free Cuban and then from The World and Bohemia made me feel [...] Continue reading

The Nature of Socialism

The Nature of Socialism / Rafael Leon Rodriguez Posted on April 23, 2013 The “handpicked” successor of the late comandante Hugo Chavez was elected and is not the new president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Starting off, his first statements addresses the aim of radicalizing the revolutionary process. On the one hand [...] Continue reading

Forward Flight

Forward Flight / Rafael Leon Rodriguez Rafael Leon Rodriguez, Translator: @hachhe In recent days Havana has stood out as venue of countless events, most of them of an international nature and assorted disciplines. International Labiofam Congress 2012; International Law Congress 2012; VII Course on Tools of Control and Prevention Against Administrative Corruption; Orthopedics Congress 2012; [...] Continue reading

Risky Business: Investing in Cuba Is More Than Just a Financial Gamble

Risky Business: Investing in Cuba Is More Than Just a Financial Gamble By Justin Rohrlich Jun 20, 2012 1:45 pm "It's hard to argue against weeding out corruption. Sometimes, in the process, you break a couple of eggs." MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Investment risk can mean a number of different things. This past fall, British businessman Amado [...] Continue reading

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process

Property Liberalization and Recovery of Idle Lands and Dilapidated Properties: A Necessary Step for Initiating a Recovery Process / Estado de Sats Antonio Rodiles, Estado de Sats / State of Sats, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallin Almeida By Antonio G. Rodiles, Julio Alega, Manuel Cuesta, Wilfredo Vallín Introduction The centralized and planned economy is [...] Continue reading

Embajada británica en La Habana confirma arresto de empresarios ingleses

Embajada británica en La Habana confirma arresto de empresarios ingleses El Jefe de Asuntos Políticos y de Prensa, de la embajada británica en La Habana aclaró que "en efecto hay dos ciudadanos británicos detenidos".Pablo Alfonso/ martinoticias.comabril 24, 2012 Stephen Purvis , jefe de operaciones de Coral Capital Group Ltd, una compañía británica de inversiones en [...] Continue reading

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro’s Bet / Iván García

Hugo Chavez: Fidel Castro's Bet / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Some might think that luck came to the aid of a beleaguered Fidel Castro, when back in 1998, the island economy was going down with an industry crippled by lack of oil, exports were in the toilet, finances in the red, international debt swelling, [...] Continue reading

Key political risks to watch in Cuba – 02-2012

Key political risks to watch in CubaBy Jeff Franks HAVANA | Fri Feb 3, 2012 10:57am EST Feb 3 (Reuters) – Cuba is opening the door to private management of some state-run cafes and food service outlets in an apparent test of further reforms aimed at keeping the island one of the world's last communist [...] Continue reading

Key political risks to watch in Cuba – 01-2012

Key political risks to watch in CubaWed Jan 4, 2012 3:03pm GMTBy Jeff Franks HAVANA Jan 4 (Reuters) – Cuba has opened more of its retail services to the private sector and liberalized land lease terms so farmers can rent more state land and keep it in the family as reforms aimed at fortifying the [...] Continue reading