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“People to People”, el carril para esquivar el embargo

“People to People”, el carril para esquivar el embargo “La Habana, una ciudad vibrante, con un pasado revolucionario y un futuro brillante”, así reza una promoción turística desde Boston bajo el programa de viajes pueblo a pueblo. Jorge Ignacio Pérez octubre 14, 2015 Los videoclips de “onda retro” ambientados en Cuba ahora pueden tocarse con […] Continue reading

Turismo a Cuba – después del embullo, ¿qué?

Turismo a Cuba: después del embullo, ¿qué? ¿Se mantendrá el entusiasmo por el producto Cuba cuando la isla deje de ser la fruta prohibida? martes, octubre 6, 2015 | Ernesto Pérez Chang LA HABANA, Cuba.- Según datos del Departamento de Comercio de los Estados Unidos, un poco más de 60 000 norteamericanos visitaron Cuba tan […] 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

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

Demagoguery – A Cardinal Sign of the Cuban “Revolution”

Demagoguery: A Cardinal Sign of the Cuban “Revolution” / Jeovany Vega Posted on August 24, 2015 I want you POOR, fanatic, worshipful and grateful Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 20 August 2015 — A few weeks ago we were amusing ourselves with news reports about the vacation tour of Prince Tony Castro. Apparently, tired of playing golf […] Continue reading

In Cuba, Overseas Travel Brings Out the Worst in People

In Cuba, Overseas Travel Brings Out the Worst in People / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 6 August 2015 — Engineers Odalys and Anayanci were friends until Autumn 2012 when a training seminar in China unleashed a conflict marked by intrigue, damaging reports and even witchcraft. “It was huge,” says Sara, […] Continue reading

Let’s go to La Rampa!

Let’s go to La Rampa! / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on August 7, 2015 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, Havana, — It’s seven in the evening and at home we’re hurrying to eat early. We decided to try to the WiFi connection on the capital’s La Rampa, a stretch of arterial which extends from the Coppelia ice […] 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

Causes and Dangers of the Government’s Erratic Course

Causes and Dangers of the Government’s Erratic Course / Dimas Castellano Posted on August 2, 2015 The Antecedents The Revolutionaries who took power in 1959 substituted the 1940 Constitution for the Fundamental Law of the Cuban State*, the Prime Minister assumed the powers of the Head of Government, and the Council of Ministers replaced the […] 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

Cuba – Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government

Cuba: Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 24, 2015 Iván García, 17 June 2015 — Amid spider webs and musty smells, in a corner of his garage where things that no longer work go to retire, Leonardo has stacked molds for making candies and desserts. There are […] 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

Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] 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

Rosa Maria Returns to the Revolution of Death

Rosa Maria Returns to the Revolution of Death / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 13, 2015 ROSA MARIA AND DEATH Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, 11 May 2015 Since she was a little girl, death was a guest in her home. A guest no one invited in the midst of the family happiness, rather […] Continue reading

Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva

Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva By BRAD BROOKS Associated Press Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation’s biggest builder. In an emailed statement, the federal prosecutors’ […] Continue reading

Cuba and the United States, a Return to Politics

Cuba and the United States, a Return to Politics / Dimas Castellanos Posted on April 22, 2015 Dimas Castellanos, 16 April 2015 — On December 17, 2014 the presidents of Cuban and the United States announced their decision to reestablish diplomatic relations. It was the single most important political event for Cuba in the last […] Continue reading

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It

Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies – Big Business Won’t Allow It [17-04-2015 14:36:50] James Bruno Escritor (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Following is my latest article in POLITICO Magazine on U.S. domestic politics surrounding President Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba: On Tuesday, the White House announced its intention to remove Cuba from the U.S. government’s list […] Continue reading

Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc

Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc By Marc Fisher April 12 at 1:27 PM MIAMI — When Sen. Marco ­Rubio stands before Miami’s historic Freedom Tower on Monday and announces that he is the second Cuban American to join the 2016 race for president of the United States, Gabriel Perez, Emilio […] Continue reading

Mission Accomplished, General

Mission Accomplished, General MIRIAM CELAYA, Panama | Abril 10, 2015 Just as expected, April 8 th was D-day for Castro’s troops in Panama, with the Forum of Civil Society in the framework of the Summit of the Americas. The physical and verbal aggression and the “revolutionary violence” unleashed in all its public display of barbarism […] 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

Entrepreneurship in Cuba – ‘The Doors Are Opening’

Entrepreneurship in Cuba: ‘The Doors Are Opening’ Apr 03, 2015 Business Radio Podcasts Latin America The likelihood of the U.S. lifting its 54-year-old trade and investment embargo on Cuba is proving a catalyst in boosting entrepreneurship in the island nation. Cuba under Raul Castro has in recent years steadily opened up the economy and removed […] Continue reading

The irrelevance of Cuba

The irrelevance of Cuba By Patricio Navia For the Herald Latin America has let an opportunity pass it by NEW YORK — In late 2014, US President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba was greeted with satisfaction throughout Latin America. Unfortunately, US engagement with the government in Havana has resulted in few positive […] 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

In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control

In Cuba, prosperity will require changes to government control By Karen DeYoung February 14 at 3:30 AM HAVANA — When Cuba was hit with rolling blackouts a decade ago, Fidel Castro decided to save energy by ordering everyone on the island to switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting. Millions, perhaps billions, of bulbs were ordered […] Continue reading