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Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?

Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […] Continue reading

Controversy erupts over workers from India building Cuban hotel

Controversy erupts over workers from India building Cuban hotel NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuba’s approval for a French company to import Indian workers to build a Havana hotel has been met with disbelief, anger and complaints about a policy that usually requires foreign companies to hire local workers through state labor agencies About 200 workers […] Continue reading

There Is No Doing Business in Cuba, Only with Cuba

There Is No Doing Business in Cuba, Only with Cuba The Communist Island’s “Private Sector” Is a Farce JOSÉ AZEL JANUARY 11, 2016 AT 8:25 AM First, let’s get the preposition right. All commentary regarding entering the Cuban market makes reference to investing “in” Cuba. But, when used as a preposition, “in” innocently indicates inclusion […] 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

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

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

Raul Castro and the ‘Cargo Cult’

Raul Castro and the ‘Cargo Cult’ [21-04-2015 12:53:09] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- In March 2014, hoping to attract new investments, Cuba adopted a new foreign investment law it described as “strategic and transcendental.” As of this writing -a year later- only one new investment has been reported as approved. The law, part of Chieftain Castro’s […] Continue reading

Real-Estate Revolution Hits Cuba

Real-Estate Revolution Hits Cuba The Wall Street Journal. Michael Allen HAVANA, Cuba—Listed at $1.2 million, the penthouse has broad terraces, marble floors and stunning waterfront views stretching from the Darth Vader-style Russian Embassy to Meyer Lansky’s old Riviera hotel. That might seem pricey for a Communist country whose average worker earns around $20 a month. […] 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

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

Cuba’s Zeal for Tight Control Casts a Pall on New Markets

Cuba’s Zeal for Tight Control Casts a Pall on New Markets By DAMIEN CAVEDEC. 23, 2014 MARIEL, Cuba — When Raúl Castro officially opened the new container terminal here on Cuba’s northern coast, he described the project and the special business zone alongside it as “a transcendent project for the national economy.” Official documents promised […] Continue reading

The Tokmakjian case and the snares of the law

The Tokmakjian case and the snares of the law / 14ymedio Posted on October 2, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, Ignacio Varona, 30 September 2014 – Few expected a magnanimous gesture from the Cuban courts toward the Canadian businessman Vahe Cy Tokmakjian. After he was arrested in September 2011, this 74-year-old man was turned into a test […] Continue reading

Magic Formula to Revive Socialism

Magic Formula to Revive Socialism / Miriam Celaya Posted on April 24, 2014 Will investors be able to save the conquests of the olive green caste by soaking their hard currency in the Castros’ holy water? HAVANA, Cuba: In recent weeks, the new Investment law–the latest magic formula to overcome the endemic crisis of “the […] Continue reading

Tampa investors long to reconnect with Cuba

Tampa investors long to reconnect with Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: April 6, 2014 TAMPA — Few lost more than the Lykes family of Tampa when Fidel Castro came to power in 1958 and nationalized Cuba’s private property. Their 15,000-acre spread in Oriente province had been identified by Fortune magazine a few […] Continue reading

Investors Beware

Investors Beware [11-03-2014 11:49:40] José Azel Investigador, Universidad de Miami (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Since the 2006 announcement by the Cuban government that octogenarian Fidel Castro had transferred power to his brother Raul, there has been increasing speculation regarding political and economic changes in Cuba. More recently, some potential investors seem to have bought the narrative that the […] Continue reading

The Conspiracy of “The Divine Shepherdess”

The Conspiracy of “The Divine Shepherdess” / Miriam Celaya Posted on October 1, 2013 A title that cheesy might seem like something straight out of the most mediocre thriller, but it refers to real events: The Divine Shepherdess restaurant, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Gaviota corporation of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR), […] Continue reading

Canadian jailed in Havana corruption scandal speaks out

Posted on Wednesday, 05.15.13 Canadian jailed in Havana corruption scandal speaks out By Julian Sher of The Toronto Star And Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Speaking over a scratchy telephone line from inside a Cuban prison, Sarkis Yacoubian’s voice goes suddenly silent. He’s crying. “I was so depressed at times, I wanted to commit suicide,” says [...] Continue reading

Cuba close to passing law for golf resort construction

Cuba close to passing law for golf resort construction After nearly two years of waiting, with ready-to-go blueprints and agreements with joint venture partners in the drawer, at least three golf course resort developers may soon be able to go ahead with construction projects. The government is “taking the last steps” on long-expected laws and [...] Continue reading

Socialism: A Transition Stage Between Capitalism and… Capitalism

Socialism: A Transition Stage Between Capitalism and… Capitalism / Rebeca Monzo Posted on April 10, 2013    I was having a conversation recently at a friend's house about new private businesses, doctors being given permission to travel, the prices and shortages of food, and other issues currently affecting our Cuban planet. One of those present mentioned [...] 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

Cuba sees the writing on the wall

Cuba sees the writing on the wallMartin HutchinsonReuters BreakingviewsLast updated Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 8:15PM EDT Cuba has unveiled a Hugo Chavez hedge: economic reform. A senior Communist Party official says the island nation plans to shift nearly 50 per cent of output to the "non-state" sector. As its last rich patron, the Venezuelan President, [...] Continue reading