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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

Failure and frustration on today’s Left

Failure and frustration on today’s Left FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 25 Mayo 2016 – 2:17 pm. In each of its three facets —reformist, as in France; populist, as in Greece, Spain and Venezuela; and dictatorial, as in Havana— the Left is seeing its lustre and credibility dwindle before the onslaughts of reality. In […] Continue reading

An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger

An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger May 19, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – It is no secret that Washington is slowly moving away from its former partners of dissent and betting on the self-employed, cooperatives and Cuban entrepreneurs, born under the reforms led by President Raul Castro. The advantages of these over […] Continue reading

Cuban Officials in the Panama Papers

Cuban Officials in the Panama Papers / Hablemos Press Hablemos Press, Cuban Journalists and others* (see below), 13 May 2016 — Officials of the Cuban Communist Party hired a Swiss attorney to establish offshore companies for their global business activities, the Panama Papers reveal. The unprecedented leak of 11.5-million documents from the legal firm Mossack […] Continue reading

Cuba en los “Panama Papers” ¿Quién es Katiuska Penado Moreno?

Cuba en los “Panama Papers”: ¿Quién es Katiuska Penado Moreno? mayo 13, 2016 Martinoticias.com Solo dos mujeres resaltan entre las 20 personas naturales y jurídicas vinculadas con Cuba en la segunda entrega de los Panama Papers. Una de ellas es la abogada cubana Katiuska Penado Moreno, quien aparece como beneficiaria de 4 compañías registradas en […] Continue reading

‘Los Papeles de Panamá’ muestran la implicación de altos funcionarios cubanos en decenas de negocios

‘Los Papeles de Panamá’ muestran la implicación de altos funcionarios cubanos en decenas de negocios DDC | Madrid | 13 Mayo 2016 – 2:54 pm. Los funcionarios del Partido Comunista de Cuba utilizaron a un abogado suizo para establecer compañías offshore para sus actividades de negocios globales, revelan Los Papeles de Panamá. La filtración sin […] Continue reading

Funcionarios cubanos en Papeles de Panamá

Funcionarios cubanos en Papeles de Panamá Documentos filtrados revelan la existencia de decenas de negocios asociados con altos funcionarios del gobierno viernes, mayo 13, 2016 | Periodistas IWPR LONDRES.- Los funcionarios del Partido Comunista de Cuba utilizaron a un abogado suizo para establecer compañías offshore para sus actividades de negocios globales, revelan los Papeles de […] Continue reading

Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in

Renowned Cuban pro-reform economist fired as chill sets in 4:25 PM Thursday Apr 21, 2016 HAVANA (AP) ” One of Cuba’s most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations. The dismissal of Omar Everleny Perez adds […] Continue reading

The Big Change

Cuba: The Big Change Alma Guillermoprieto MAY 12, 2016 ISSUE One could swear that nothing has changed. The chaotic lines we travelers form in front of Cuba’s stern immigration officers; their belligerent slowness; the noise and heat in the too-small room; the echoing shouts across the room from one olive-green-clad person to another (an argument […] Continue reading

Leap Year, Creepy Year

Leap Year, Creepy Year / Miriam Celaya Posted on January 18, 2016 Miriam Celeya, Cubanet, Havana 15 January 2016 – The year 2016 has begun under a bad omen. If it weren’t enough with the general gloominess after one year of uneasy peace between the governments of Cuba and the US without any perceived improvement […] 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

December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility

December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility / Convivencia Posted on December 14, 2015 Coexistence Magazine, Pinar del Rio, Cuba Convivencia, Pinar del Rio, 20 November 2015 — December 17, 2014 opened, without a doubt, a new stage, a new phase in the recent history of Cuba: it was the announcement of the process […] Continue reading

Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms

Cuba: Changing Times and the Need to Hasten Reforms December 10, 2015 Fernando Ravsberg Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Cuban doctors. HAVANA TIMES — I don’t like to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the results of Venezuela’s elections should make us entertain the possibility that Chavismo could lose the next presidential elections, depriving […] 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

Cuba takes center stage at Caribbean/Central American conference

Cuba takes center stage at Caribbean/Central American conference As Cuba forges new economic relations, it poses challenges and opportunities for region New Cuban economic development strategy expected next year Cuban economist: Economic change will accelerate on island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Look for the Communist Party of Cuba to outline its future economic development strategy […] Continue reading

Prostitution in Cuba – Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2)

Prostitution in Cuba: Solutions to Today’s Reality (Part 2) / Somos+ Posted on November 16, 2015 Somos+, Jose Manuel Presol, 4 November 2015 — The Cuba of tomorrow will have to face this situation, which cannot be resolved, certainly, in a 24-hour effort. The deterioration caused by half a century of ineptitude and corruption cannot […] Continue reading

Cuba, a failed experiment

Cuba, a failed experiment Terry SavageContact Reporter If you ever wondered what a country would look like after 50 years of total government economic controls, you need only to make a trip to Cuba, which I did last week. The history of that nation is a story with endless political ramifications, both for those who […] Continue reading

Light on the opening to Cuba

Light on the opening to Cuba Fidel’s son is skeptical of hope and change under Uncle Raul By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – – Sunday, October 25, 2015 Children, ex-wives and discarded mistresses can be the ruin, or at least the headaches, of dictators. Fidel Castro’s son, a photographer, has confirmed the fears of the critics […] Continue reading

Institutionalizing the Country

Institutionalizing the Country HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 21 Oct 2015 – 9:05 pm. In order to win the confidence of foreign investors, Raul Castro should first win that of the Cuban people. The government is desperately seeking foreign investment. It lobbies, it promises, it winks, but … as they say in Cuba, […] Continue reading

The Fraud of Cuban Business Consultants

The Fraud of Cuban Business Consultants / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 14, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 5 October 2015 — Why deceive US businessmen by assuring them they can come to Havana and, just like that, set up shop in Cuba? The Cuban government is cautious and equates the word freedom with a […] 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

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

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

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

When the sanctions come off

When the sanctions come off Foreign businesses eye new frontiers. But many obstacles lie in their way Jul 25th 2015 | HAVANA AND TEHRAN | From the print edition IF THE lobbies of Tehran’s more expensive hotels are any guide, the rush is already on. Six months ago they sported only the odd Chinese businessman. […] 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

Betting On Cuba’s Economic Future As Havana Becomes Las Vegas Again

Betting On Cuba’s Economic Future As Havana Becomes Las Vegas Again Steven Dudash , Contributor For most Americans, Cuba is an isolated third-world island country with a backward economy and a regrettable political and human rights record. After 56 years of the Castro regime, this reputation has been well-earned, but there was a time when […] Continue reading

Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean? Richard E Feinberg Hanoi may have lessons for Havana What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view? Consider the remarkable economic success of Vietnam, once a highly centralised planned economy as Cuba is today. Vietnam […] Continue reading

Cuba on the cusp

Cuba on the cusp Like it or not Cuba is changing, and it is changing fast By Matthew Emery Cuba is a country of contradiction and ambiguity, stunning landscape and architectural deterioration, of endearing calm and relentless angst. It is, in effect, a national catch-22 caught in a revolutionary time warp long past its prime. […] Continue reading