Daily Archives: July 14, 2011
Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracyBy Carlos Batista (AFP) – 8 hours ago
HAVANA — Leading dissidents in Cuba have launched a reform plan seeking a democratic opening in the Americas' only one-party Communist-run state.
More than 40 prominent… Continue reading
In Cuba, reforms bring cheers but also jeersBy Marc FrankHAVANA | Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21pm EDT
(Reuters) – Plumbing supplies salesman Luis Miguel is relieved he will finally be able to sell his Havana apartment and buy another under… Continue reading
Cuba, Russia seek to boost business tiesUpdated: 2011-07-14 13:32(Xinhua)
HAVANA – Business representatives from both Cuba and Russia signed an action plan on Wednesday to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
They also inked a number of documents at a… Continue reading
Cuba May Allow Microfinance as Part of Modernization of Economic SystemPosted by Nisha Koul
A microcredit system reportedly may be launched in Cuba as part of a reform program adopted by the government which specifies that "the credit policy will… Continue reading
Cuba's Renting Barbers: No Boss, High TaxesJuly 13, 2011Yusimi Rodriguez
HAVANA TIMES, July 13 — Almost two months ago I decided to get my hair cut again after having worn it long for three years. That day I got it… Continue reading
Cuba promotes private building material production
As part of a push to boost homebuilding and renovation by involving the private sector, the ministry of construction (MICONS) certified privately owned building material companies in Havana province, official news service AIN reported.… Continue reading
Horror find: Stowaway crushed in plane's undercarriageJuly 14, 2011 – 10:30AM
Authorities at Madrid's airport have found the body of a Cuban man in the undercarriage of a plane that arrived from Havana.
The man "probably died from being crushed"… Continue reading