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    Alabama has a proud, rich history with Cuba, we should capitalize on it

    Alabama has a proud, rich history with Cuba, we should capitalize on it Print Email By John Hammontree | jhammontree@al.com on July 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM, updated July 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM No one would ever confuse us with communist sympathizers, but Alabama has a surprisingly strong relationship with Cuba. In fact, over […] Continue reading

    Un nuevo tratado entre Cuba y EEUU para la Base Naval de Guantánamo

    Un nuevo tratado entre Cuba y EEUU para la Base Naval de Guantánamo Recuperar la zona de la base naval podría significar una victoria política que convertiría a Guantánamo en uno de los destinos nacionales más atractivos para investigadores, cineastas y turistas. Juan Juan Almeida julio 27, 2015 En redundantes discursos, más retóricos que combativos, […] Continue reading

    Half of Latin Americans Have Internet Access, But Only 5% of Cubans Do

    Half of Latin Americans Have Internet Access, But Only 5% of Cubans Do / 14ymedio Posted on July 25, 2015 EFE / 14ymedio, Miami / Havana, July 24, 2015 — Half of the population of Latin America is still without internet access, while only 10% have broadband and 20% are connected via mobile phones, according […] Continue reading

    American Remittances Speed Change in the Cuban Economy

    American Remittances Speed Change in the Cuban Economy by ROB LOVITT Call it dollar diplomacy, one money order at a time: Even as officials in Washington and Havana are hashing out the details of their countries’ newly normalized relations, individual Americans are helping foster free enterprise and a higher standard of living in the island […] Continue reading

    Embajadas, para qué?

    ¿Embajadas, para qué? Cabe esperar que esas Embajadas estén cerradas para los opositores del régimen castrista. La de Estados Unidos en La Habana terminará acordonada por la policía revolucionaria jueves, julio 23, 2015 | Alexis Jardines Chacón MIAMI, Florida -Como aclaro de diversas maneras en cada uno de mis artículos de opinión, es mejor que […] Continue reading

    Cat licks its chops over potential Cuba business

    Cat licks its chops over potential Cuba business Comments Email Print By MICAH MAIDENBERG Caterpillar is eager to give its sluggish sales a shot in the arm by bringing its dozers, trucks and other products to market in Cuba, just as the Caribbean nation and the U.S. re-established diplomatic relations. While a travel ban and […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Investing Opportunities

    Cuba’s Investing Opportunities Food, telecommunications, and tourism are likely to flourish as Cuba shows signs it will embrace change. Needed: data transparency and currency unification. By DIMITRA DEFOTIS Updated July 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. ET Emerging Markets With the stars and stripes about to be hoisted over the U.S. embassy in Havana for the first […] Continue reading

    10 economic facts about Cuba

    10 economic facts about Cuba Cuba On the heels of the announcement of the restoration of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations on July 20, Cuba’s removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, and the re-opening of embassies in the two countries, we mined the considerably large trove of recent Brookings content to find some of […] Continue reading

    The Musketeers of the Culture

    The Musketeers of the Culture / Fernando Damaso Posted on July 16, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 14 July 2015 — For some time now, certain “musketeers” of the culture, somewhat advanced in years–headed by a D’Artagnan of hirsute mane, addicted to Chinese pomade manufactured in Vietnam–have assumed the ruling party’s defense of the national identity and […] Continue reading

    Cremata Expresses an Artist’s Bellyful Against Cultural Repression

    Cremata Expresses an Artist’s Bellyful Against Cultural Repression / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on July 15, 2015 “What right does anyone have to rule over everyone’s thoughts?” The question, deeply subversive towards the Cuban reality, is at the heart of the open letter that artist Juan Carlos Cremata recently sent to an unknown Culture officer […] Continue reading

    Cuba economic growth rises to 4.7 pct in first half – minister

    Cuba economic growth rises to 4.7 pct in first half -minister By Marc Frank HAVANA, July 15 (Reuters) – Warming relations with the United States and domestic reforms helped Cuba increase year-on-year economic growth to 4.7 percent during the first half of 2015, Economy Minister Marino Murillo told the country’s parliament on Wednesday. The figure […] Continue reading