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    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

    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 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

    U.S.-Cuba relations – A year of change

    U.S.-Cuba relations: A year of change First anniversary of new relationship is Dec. 17 Symbolic and tangible changes mark the year Much work remains before there is a normal relationship BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the year since the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement began, some things have seemed to move at warp speed, but others have smacked […] Continue reading

    Claimed

    Claimed When Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation. By Seth Stevenson Back in April, at the Nasdaq marketplace in Times Square, a few hundred interested parties gathered […] Continue reading

    Is Cuba rolling out red carpet for business?

    Is Cuba rolling out red carpet for business? Holly Ellyatt | @HollyEllyatt Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 1:09 AM ET CNBC.com After a thawing of relations that had been frozen for 60 years, Cuba’s rapprochement with the U.S. means the country is rapidly opening itself up to business. The Cuban government has been trying to […] Continue reading

    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money

    The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money BY MICHAEL SMITH, OCTOBER 05 2015, 05:59 HAVANA’s redevelopment is in progress. Near El Floridita, where Ernest Hemingway once knocked back daiquiris, the hulking Manzana de Gómez building is being transformed into a five-star hotel. Stylish boutiques sell perfume and stereos. Inside an old warehouse is a […] Continue reading

    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law

    Want to Invest in Cuba? Meet Your Partner, Castro’s Son-In-Law Michael SmithSep 30, 2015 12:01 am ET (Bloomberg) — Omar Everleny Pérez ?is eager to show me how far Raúl Castro’s overhaul of Cuba’s socialist economy has advanced, and so, on a muggy evening in August, the 54-year-old economist invites me into his home in […] Continue reading

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s SonLaw

    Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law Things are changing rapidly in Cuba, and people from around the world are eager to get in on the action. Wait until they meet their new partner. September 30, 2015 Michael Smith Propaganda outside Mariel, a new base for private investment. The […] Continue reading