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    The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services

    The Private Sector Consolidates Its Presence in Gastronomy and Services / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 1 March 2017 — The corner of Galiano and Zanja is a hive of people at noon. The area’s private cafes sell everything from bread with croquettes to a complex meat lasagna, but the nearest state places […] Continue reading

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market

    Meet the Entrepreneurs Breaking Into This Long-Forbidden Market Less than 100 miles south of Key West sits a socialist country forbidden from doing business with the U.S. for 57 years. Now it’s on the brink of being opened to American entrepreneurs. Meet the ones hoping to cash in first. By David Whitford The Friday before […] Continue reading

    Who sells the charcoal made from Cuban marabou to the USA?

    Who sells the charcoal made from Cuban marabou to the USA? DDC | Madrid | 12 de Enero de 2017 – 12:09 CET. On 18 January, two days before Donald Trump is sworn in as president, a shipment of 40 tons of coal made from marabú (marabou, or sicklebush) is slated to arrive, the first […] Continue reading

    A new sponsor for Castro?

    A new sponsor for Castro? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST. The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN General Assembly to condemn the US trade embargo against Cuba. This time, however, Havana harbors […] Continue reading

    Speculation rises over possible swap of Cuba spy for American fugitive

    Speculation rises over possible swap of Cuba spy for American fugitive Unconfirmed reports suggest the United States and Cuba are considering a high-profile prisoner swap: jailed Cuba spy Ana Belén Montes in exchange for longtime American fugitive Joanne Chesimard. NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An unprecented trip to Havana on Wednesday by American officials from various […] Continue reading

    Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak

    Exodus, ‘revision’ and doublespeak ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 23 Nov 2015 – 8:50 pm. The unstoppable wave of Cubans leaving the island, the largest migratory stampede since the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, is the most vivid illustration of the failure of the “revision of the socialist economic model,” dramatically discrediting those who […] Continue reading

    The Castros’ New Friend

    The Castros’ New Friend [14-05-2015 22:57:34] James Kirchick (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector uponentering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately […] Continue reading

    The Unknown of the Diaspora

    The Unknown of the Diaspora / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on January 22, 2015 14ymedio, Elicer Avila, 13 January 2015 – Cuban civil society is often questioned, as are opposition groups, due to their apparent inability to join the masses and pressure the government for necessary changes. All of these questions are not without some […] Continue reading

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading

    Overhaul of Cuban relations seen reviving ‘dictatorship’

    Overhaul of Cuban relations seen reviving ‘dictatorship’ Tom DiChristopher Any move by the United States to normalize relations with Cuba without a regime change will strengthen the hand of that country’s leadership, experts told CNBC. In a speech to the nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a plan to overhaul its relations with Havana. […] Continue reading

    A Cold War Prisoner Swap Involving Cuba

    A Cold War Prisoner Swap Involving Cuba December 8, 2014 Por Alcibiades Hidalgo* (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — In March of 1989, South African Sargeant Johan Pepenfus was released from the same prison in Havana’s Carlos J. Finlay Military Hospital where US citizen Alan Gross has been kept for five years this week, to be […] Continue reading