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Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II)

Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II) Segunda y última parte del artículo Rafael del Pino, EEUU | 21/06/2016 9:00 am Era evidente que el régimen del apartheid estaba sentenciado por todos los intereses de la economía de mercado desde mediados de los 80. Pero, ¿cómo desmantelar este muñeco grotesco sin derramamientos de […] Continue reading

The Limits of Obama’s Trip to Cuba

The Limits of Obama’s Trip to Cuba 125 FEB 23, 2016 8:00 AM EST By Editorial Board With all due respect to Mick and Keith, a Rolling Stones concert is no longer a life-changing experience. Nor is a visit from a U.S. president, necessarily. Change in Cuba — where these two events are scheduled for […] Continue reading

Corker sees no lifting of Cuba embargo under Obama

Corker sees no lifting of Cuba embargo under Obama Olivier Knox Chief Washington Correspondent February 24, 2016 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said Wednesday that there is political momentum in Congress for lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba but that any action would not come while President Barack Obama was still in office. […] Continue reading

A bad year for freedom in Cuba

A bad year for freedom in Cuba Saturday – Dec. 26, 2015 By Charles Lane Much has changed in Cuba since President Obama and the island’s dictator, Raúl Castro, announced their rapprochement a year ago. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Cuban government coffers because of more U.S. tourism and remittances. Havana has […] Continue reading

After Obama’s thaw, bad year for Cuban citizens

After Obama’s thaw, bad year for Cuban citizens By Charles Lane The Washington Post Published: December 17, 2015 Much has changed in Cuba since President Barack Obama and the island’s dictator, Raul Castro, announced their rapprochement a year ago. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Cuban government coffers, due to more U.S. tourism […] Continue reading

US-Cuba Deal at One Year – Castros Stronger than Ever

US-Cuba Deal at One Year: Castros Stronger than Ever / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on December 16, 2015 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Reykjavik, 15-December 2015 — A non-interventionist US president, a Peronist Catholic pope, and a right-wing military dictator exalted by the Latin American left was bound to be a winning ticket. And so […] Continue reading

Investor Alert? Move to Cuba, Marry a Senorita, and Buy Flip Homes for Free!

Investor Alert? Move to Cuba, Marry a Senorita, and Buy Flip Homes for Free! by D. Sidney Potter / December 6th, 2015 If there’s one thing that conservative Democrats can rejoice about, given the less than stellar reviews of their point person who now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, rent free, is that the ‘shout-out’ heard […] Continue reading

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba

Hawaiian Shirts and Mojitos Will Not Free Cuba US Tourism Only Lines Castro’s Pockets, Says Exiled Journalist Ninoska Pérez VANESSA ARITA OCTOBER 23, 2015 AT 10:14 AM Despite the ongoing repression of citizens on the island, Cuba is set to become a new tourist destination for US residents. (Travel Blog) EspañolFollowing renewed diplomatic relations with […] Continue reading

Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time

Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time Castro scheduled to speak Monday afternoon Condemnation of the embargo a Cuban priority A meeting between President Obama and Castro likely BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The table is set for the United States and Cuba to make headlines as Cuban leader Raúl Castro makes his […] Continue reading

Spain says political opening in Cuba is ‘inevitable’

Spain says political opening in Cuba is ‘inevitable’ Published: 23 Aug 2015 12:30 GMT+02:00 Political opening in Cuba is “inevitable” although the pace of reform in the Communist island nation is uncertain, Spain’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Sunday. “That the economic opening will translate into a political opening is inevitable,” Foreign […] Continue reading

The Future Begins on August 14

The Future Begins on August 14 / Cubanet, Rafael Alcides Posted on August 9, 2015 Cubanet, Rafael Alcides, Havana, 3 August 2015 – For some, it began on 17 December of last year, when – as surprisingly as a goal scored at the last minute deciding a world championship – the leaders Barack Obama and […] Continue reading

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations

Renewal of relations with US heightens expectations Tentative signs of openness raise hopes, but is the island ready to do business? By John Paul Rathbone There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the January 11959 “triumph of the revolution”, there is now December […] Continue reading

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties

Cuba, EU to continue talks on normalizing ties 2015/6/15 8:09:22 HAVANA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Cuba and the European Union (EU) will hold a fourth round of talks starting Monday on normalizing bilateral ties, and paving the way for unrestricted trade and political cooperation. The talks, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, aim to address […] Continue reading

U.S. lawyers examine promises, pitfalls in Cuba

U.S. lawyers examine promises, pitfalls in Cuba By SABRINA RODRIGUEZ 6/12/15 8:24 AM EDT This story is part of the POLITICO Journalism Institute, a journalism training program offered to students by POLITICO. The program allows students to write, edit and produce news stories. Companies may be ready for trade and investment opportunities in Cuba, but […] Continue reading

In normalization talks, U.S. gives, Cuba takes

In normalization talks, U.S. gives, Cuba takes BY JOE CARDONA jccigar@aol.com Ever since President Obama began charting a new policy track toward Cuba, I have followed the negotiations carefully and have remained cautiously optimistic. Until now. As we pass the half-year threshold of his decision, sadly, all I see so far are several important concessions […] 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

Gambito Venezuela-Cuba de Obama podría funcionar

Editorial: Gambito Venezuela-Cuba de Obama podría funcionar “Por más que los dirigentes cubanos aúllen contra las sanciones a las élites de Venezuela –que básicamente les impiden ir a Disneylandia y de compras a Miami– no le están tirando en la cara a Obama el salvavidas que les lanzó”, apunta Investor’s Business Daily. Traducción de Rolando […] Continue reading

Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba

Here’s a Glimpse into the Future of U.S. Private Investment in Cuba Mar 13, 2015 As the relationship between the United States and Cuba evolves, so does the potential for U.S. investment in the island nation. Dan Loney, host of the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111 recently spoke on the […] Continue reading

EU and Cuba to restart talks after cultural dispute

EU and Cuba to restart talks after cultural dispute BY ROBIN EMMOTT BRUSSELS Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:30pm EST (Reuters) – Cuba and the European Union will hold a third round of talks in Havana next week aimed at increasing trade, investment and political dialogue after overcoming a dispute that delayed the negotiations, an EU […] Continue reading

Hugo Cancio – Cuba’s American business connection?

Hugo Cancio: Cuba’s American business connection? By David Adams MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) – Hugo Cancio believes he’s the new face of American-style entrepreneurship in Cuba. The Cuban-born Miami resident made his mark in music, promoting Cuban and other Latino acts. His company’s stock is public and a handful of investors say they’re betting on him. Cancio, […] Continue reading

Cuba and the United States will resume their relations… alea jacta est

Cuba and the United States will resume their relations… alea jacta est* / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on January 1, 2015 By Jeovany Jimenez Vega The decision by the governments of Cuba and the US to normalize diplomatic relations could go down in the record books as the news of the year – and among […] 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

Cuba Reality Check – Can You Really Do Business There?

Cuba Reality Check: Can You Really Do Business There? By Gail DeGeorge, David Tweed and Christopher Donville Dec 22, 2014 6:01 AM GMT+0100 For companies seeking Miami attorney Pedro Freyre’s advice on how to exploit President Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba, two stories may serve as cautionary tales. One concerns an 18-hole golf course that […] Continue reading

Money Bristles, Yesterday and Today

Money Bristles, Yesterday and Today / Miriam Celaya Posted on July 6, 2014 About the previous post, which -as expected- elicited many well and ill-intentioned comments, I noticed one in particular, a reader commenting about what used to be our digital magazine Consenso, which the commentator himself referred to as having opened a Cuban window […] Continue reading

Report says Cuba’s new foreign investment law violates international labor agreements

Posted on Friday, 05.09.14 Report says Cuba’s new foreign investment law violates international labor agreements BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba’s new foreign investment law violates a string of international agreements on fair labor practices and could lead to legal demands in the future, according to a report made public Friday by an emeritus professor […] Continue reading

Cuba, Venezuela and China — a failing triangle?

Analysis: Cuba, Venezuela and China — a failing triangle? By Domingo Amuchastegui China and Venezuela are Cuba’s most important trading partners, representing 12.5% and 40% of Cuba’s foreign trade, respectively. In recent times, a growing number of observers have been suggesting that these two countries might, for a host of different reasons, cut down their […] Continue reading

Envisioning the End to Dual Currency

Cuba: Envisioning the End to Dual Currency March 10, 2014 By Milena Recio (Progreso Weekly) HAVANA TIMES – One day, so far unknown but probably closer than imagined, will be “Day Zero” for the start of the process of monetary unification foretold in 2011 by the Guidelines for the economic policy of the Cuban government. […] Continue reading

A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba

A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading

Have a cigar – Cuba and Europe to write a business plan

Have a cigar: Cuba and Europe to write a business plan BY ROBIN EMMOTT BRUSSELS Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:25am EST (Reuters) – Eleven months before Barack Obama’s historic handshake with Raul Castro, Europe staged its own show of friendliness with Cuba. While little noticed, this gesture may end up doing far more to end […] Continue reading

Cuba — A growing threat to the Caribbean?

Cuba — A growing threat to the Caribbean? By Anton E Edmunds Monday, February 17, 2014 16 Comments Outputs from the recent Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit in Cuba included calls for equality, the creation of a zone of peace, and for the US embargo on Cuba to be lifted. This […] Continue reading

The endless U.S.-Cuba chess game

Posted on Saturday, 08.17.13 The endless U.S.-Cuba chess game BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO FSANTIAGO@MIAMIHERALD.COM In the chess game that is Cuba-U.S. relations, the pieces are moving — but where to is anyone’s guess. If history provides a clue, it points in the direction of decades past: dashed hopes for change, no substantial advance toward democracy, and […] Continue reading

Camouflaged Capitalism

Camouflaged Capitalism / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 29, 2013 Like Deng Xiaoping in China, General Raul Castro is using capitalism to save Cuba’s brand of socialism. It worked in China. The party and its ideological stalwarts achieved results. Not only did the market and capital investments transform China into the second largest economy on [...] Continue reading

Cuba recovers from blackout that left 5 million in the dark

Posted on Monday, 09.10.12 Cuba recovers from blackout that left 5 million in the dark By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Electricity was still being restored Monday to an estimated five million people in Havana and the western half of Cuba after a massive blackout that underlined the precarious state of the island's power grid and [...] Continue reading

ETEC, On Line with Neglect

ETEC, On Line with Neglect / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: Maria Montoto Some months ago, I read on the Internet that the Cuban government had bought from Italy its portion of shares in Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A.*, better known by its acronym ETECSA. If it is now totally [...] 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

Dissident blogger says Cubans wanted more from Brazilian visit

Posted on Thursday, 02.02.12 Dissident blogger says Cubans wanted more from Brazilian visit The Brazilian leader had vowed to make human rights a cornerstone of her foreign policy pointed to the U.S. detention camp for suspected terrorists at Guantánamo Bay on the island's southeastern tip.By Matthew BristowBloomberg News HAVANA — Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said [...] Continue reading

Cuba finally exiting the Cold War era

Cuba finally exiting the Cold War eraFriday, June 17, 2011By Anthony Paul, The Straits Times/Asia News Network SINGAPORE — In the bars and coffee shops of picturesque Old Havana, colonial Spain's charming, decrepit contribution to Cuba's tattered tourism industry, conversation swirls these days around the advent of a New Cuba and its long-desired consequence: the [...] Continue reading

USAID requests proposals for Cuba programs

Posted on Wednesday, 06.15.11 USAID requests proposals for Cuba programs Money for another set of programs to promote democracy in Cuba is still hung up.By JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.com The U.S. Agency for International Development is pushing ahead with Cuba programs worth $21 million, although another $20 million remains blocked after oddly mixed signals by aides [...] Continue reading

La USAID abre licitación para proyectos en Cuba

Publicado el jueves, 06.16.11 La USAID abre licitación para proyectos en CubaJuan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com La Agencia de Desarrollo Internacional de EEUU (USAID) ha dado el visto bueno a sus programas para Cuba por $21 millones, aunque otros $20 millones siguen bloqueados luego de informaciones contradictorias dadas por asistentes del senador John Kerry. Integrantes del equipo [...] Continue reading