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Monthly Archives: December 2013

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How They Banned Christmas in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on December 28, 2013

With a cloudy sky and rough seas which were dangerous for small craft, last Wednesday the 18th the Council of Ministers of the Republic of… Continue reading

Vail Daily column: Cuba is changing

An apparently polite and perfunctory presidential encounter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial became more than a mere handshake. Not only did President Barack Obama shake Raul Castro’s hand, but he also shook the Beltway and… Continue reading

Cuba’s unhappy birthday By Jeff Jacoby | GLOBE COLUMNIST DECEMBER 29, 2013

NEW YEAR’S Day marks the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s communist revolution. It is the only full-blown dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere. As Human Rights Watch noted in April,… Continue reading

Reparing a TV Antenna in Cuba December 28, 2013 Osmel Almaguer

HAVANA TIMES — Imagine you don’t have a broad range of recreational options for the evenings that came after long days of work, that your one alternative is TV… Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 12.28.13

Cuba eases rules for small business lending THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA — Cuba says it’s easing the terms of lending to private business owners in an attempt to boost the country’s new small business sector.

The… Continue reading

Currency Unification: Causes and Limits / Dimas Castellano Posted on December 27, 2013

The road to exit the crisis is clear; what is lacking is the political will to travel it. Among the partial reforms the government of Raul Castro… Continue reading

The Times Call For A United Dissent / Angel Santiesteban Posted on December 27, 2013

The 10th of December 2013 was the most striking example of how alone the Cuban opposition is. But I do not mean that external solitude,… Continue reading

Top-selling automaker planning assembly in Cuba

CUBA STANDARD — As the Cuban government is gradually freeing new-car sales for individuals, Chinese automaker Geely, already the No. 1 auto seller on the island, is positioning itself for growth in Cuba and… Continue reading

Cuba Liberalizes the Motorcycle Market

It’s the wind of change blowing again in Cuba, as the Cuban lawmakers have abolished the 1959 law which forbade citizens to freely buy motorcycles or cars. The law required that the potential buyers first… Continue reading

Posted on Friday, 12.27.13

Lack of customers dooms many Cuban businesses BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND ANNE-MARIE GARCIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA — The dented metal pizza trays are packed away, so too the old blender that never worked when it… Continue reading

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