Daily Archives: May 6, 2014
U.S. delegation urges talks to free American jailed in Cuba BY DANIEL TROTTA HAVANA Mon May 5, 2014 8:53pm EDT
(Reuters) – Four U.S. lawmakers visiting Cuba on Monday urged President Barack Obama to authorize negotiations with the Cuban government… Continue reading
How to Support Cuba’s New Entrepreneurs The administration should take several steps to cement economic ties with Cuba’s burgeoning businesses. By Susan Segal May 2, 2014
Changes in Cuba in recent years show the time is ripe for supporting entrepreneurship… Continue reading
Dissident Cuban blogger lauds Venezuelans’ social media use Published: 6 May 2014 at 04.49
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on Monday hailed Venezuelan anti-government demonstrators’ use of social media as “worth imitating.”
“Venezuelans are really fighting hard in social media,… Continue reading
Certification conundrum: Cuban-trained doctors demand exemption from NEB test By News DeskPublished: May 6, 2014
The Cuban government had offered scholarships to Pakistani students after the 2005 earthquake hit the country. PHOTO: FILE Cuban-trained Pakistani doctors have complained that they… Continue reading
Ill. Corn Growers want to expand trade with Cuba The Associated PressMay 6, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — The Illinois Corn Growers Association wants President Barack Obama to expand trade opportunities between the U.S. and Cuba.
In a statement Monday, the… Continue reading
Cuba: The Country of Alzheimer’s May 5, 2014 Verónica Vega
HAVANA TIMES — After watching Away From Her, a touching film about Alzheimer’s disease, that mysterious and devastating affliction whose depredations I’ve experienced up close, I can’t help ask myself… Continue reading
Two Pastry Shops in Old Havana May 5, 2014 Interview with the owner Katia Bianchini By Irina Pino
HAVANA TIMES — A cozy ambiance, soothing background music, a place where friends can meet and talk, people can read and imagine… Continue reading
Cuba, France sign accord to increase trade Published May 05, 2014 EFE
Cuba and France on Monday signed an agreement to increase bilateral trade with a short-term line of credit, Cuban official media said.
The accord was inked by Cuba’s… Continue reading
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Congress members visit American jailed in Cuba THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — Four U.S. House members have met with an American government subcontractor who is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.
The delegation includes U.S.… Continue reading