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    Artisanal marabu charcoal to become 1st Cuban export to US

    Artisanal marabu charcoal to become 1st Cuban export to US BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press HAVANA Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal announced Thursday between Cuba’s government and the former lawyer for imprisoned U.S. government contractor Alan Gross. Attorney Scott Gilbert, who has […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US

    Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press December 28, 2016 HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a plunge in aid from Venezuela overwhelmed a surge in tourism set off by detente with […] Continue reading

    2017 ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba

    2017: ‘Muy malo’ for Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. December 29, 2016 For 10 years, Raúl has benefited a lot from having Fidel around. Fidel always showed up at the big celebrations or wrote a column. Forget that. It won’t be pretty in 2017, as we see in this report from the AP: Castro must […] Continue reading

    Este es el verdadero resumen de 2016

    Este es el verdadero resumen de 2016 ENRISCO | Nueva Jersey | 25 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:37 CET. Enero —Revelada la Letra del Año resulta ser un número. El ocho para ser más exactos. “Muerto” en la charada cubana. Se recomienda acostar el ocho y que así parezca el símbolo del infinito. Se […] Continue reading

    Another Socialist Economic Innovation – Cuba Reinvents Barter WithRum For Czech Republic

    Another Socialist Economic Innovation – Cuba Reinvents Barter With Rum For Czech Republic Tim Worstall , CONTRIBUTOR I have opinions about economics, finance and public policy. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. One of the things which truly puzzles about the general enthusiasm for socialism in certain quarters is quite why people keep […] 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

    Alan Gross – More Internet Access in Cuba Will Make Censorship Tougher

    Alan Gross: More Internet Access in Cuba Will Make Censorship Tougher by CARMEN SESIN MIAMI — Alan Gross, the American subcontractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years, joined independent journalists, digital innovators and other personalities from the island here for the first Cuba Internet Freedom Conference. “Its probably easier for the government to […] Continue reading

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor – Cuba needs to join the 21st Century

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor: Cuba needs to join the 21st Century NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor who spent five years in a Havana prison for providing the means for Cuban Jews to connect to the digital world, is in Miami to take part in a conference on how to expand the […] Continue reading

    Backlash in Cuba

    Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Cigar Industry Isn’t Ready for Its American Moment

    Smoked: Cuba’s Cigar Industry Isn’t Ready for Its American Moment Cuba is trying to boost cigar production in anticipation of the end of the U.S. trade embargo, but tobacco fields lie fallow, and the country won’t likely be ready for the demand boom By Tripp Mickle Journal SAN LUIS, Cuba—The fertile soil here in the […] Continue reading

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?

    Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible? That was one of Obama’s goals in his recent trip—and he made huge progress, charming the Cuban public and establishing a rapport with Raúl Castro. By Peter KornbluhTwitterAPRIL 6, 2016 The day after President Obama ended his historic trip to Havana, Cubans turned on their TV sets and watched his […] Continue reading