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    Resumen del año 2015

    Resumen del año ENRIQUE DEL RISCO | Nueva Jersey | 31 Dic 2015 – 8:13 am. El inicio del nuevo año (y de una nueva era de felicidad universal) se adelanta para el 17 de diciembre del año anterior que es el día que eligen Raúl Castro y Barack Obama para anunciarles al mundo la […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees growth halving to 2 pct on lower export revenues

    Cuba sees growth halving to 2 pct on lower export revenues By Marc Frank HAVANA, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Cuba is forecasting that economic growth will halve in 2016 to 2 percent from this year, and Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday blamed the decline on falling export revenues. Echoing an earlier statement by Economy […] Continue reading

    With ally Venezuela struggling, Raul Castro prepares Cuba for tough year despite US opening

    With ally Venezuela struggling, Raul Castro prepares Cuba for tough year despite US opening Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press The Canadian Press December 30, 2015 Cuba’s President Raul Castro applauds as he sits next to Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel during the island’s twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. […] Continue reading

    Raul Castro prepares Cuba for tough year despite US opening

    Raul Castro prepares Cuba for tough year despite US opening By Michael Weissenstein?|?AP December 29 at 8:11 PM HAVANA — President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Tuesday to prepare for tough economic conditions in 2016 despite warmer relations with the United States. Castro said that while tourism is booming, low oil prices have damaged the […] Continue reading

    Informe – Programas de la USAID para Cuba tenían una supervisión inadecuada

    Informe: Programas de la USAID para Cuba tenían una supervisión inadecuada DDC | Washington | 24 Dic 2015 – 9:47 am. Programas del Gobierno estadounidense en Cuba, como un servicio de mensajes similar a Twitter y un taller de prevención de contagio del VIH, tenían supervisión inadecuada, conflictos de interés e interrogantes de responsabilidad legal […] Continue reading

    Fooling everyone, all the time?

    Fooling everyone, all the time? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 23 Dic 2015 – 4:49 pm. General Raúl Castro’s government is lying when it claims that in 2015 the Cuban economy grew 4%, which would be eight times more than the 0.3% to 0.5% that the ECLAC estimates for average growth in the […] Continue reading

    A Rough Economic Year Ahead for Cuba

    A Rough Economic Year Ahead for Cuba Media Center, Image DECEMBER 22, 2015 | 20:23 GMT According to a U.N. 2015 study led by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuba’s services sector is responsible for the growth in the Cuban economy, representing roughly 70 percent of gross domestic product. Tourism in […] Continue reading

    Cuba reparations talks should look to future, not past

    Cuba reparations talks should look to future, not past The Times Editorial Board Just over a year ago, President Obama began thawing the half-century Cold War chill between the U.S. and Cuba when he and President Raul Castro agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations. More recently, Florida-based Stonegate Bank announced it would start issuing debit cards […] Continue reading

    Cuba Prepares for Another Year in Isolation

    Cuba Prepares for Another Year in Isolation Analysis DECEMBER 21, 2015 | 09:15 GMT Summary Cuba has made some notable political and economic improvements in 2015, but the same will not be true in 2016. Cuba’s economy, underpinned by tourism and remittance revenues and Venezuelan energy ties, has thrived, especially after the United States re-established […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease […] Continue reading

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures

    Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease restrictions […] Continue reading