Monthly Archives: January 2016
Zapya, The Network For The Disconnected / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata Posted on January 26, 2016
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 January 2016 – From their respective corners of the bench they point their phones at each other as if they… Continue reading
My History / Somos+, Frank Rojas Posted on January 26, 2016
Somos +, Frank Rojas, 26 January 2016 — My history is like that of most Cubans born during the Revolutionary period. My generation grew up with our lives administered… Continue reading
The Land Belongs To The State … But The Work Does Not / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on January 26, 2016
Mr. Jose Ramon Machado Ventura met with a group of farmers leasing land under the concept of usufruct in… Continue reading
Cubans’ special immigration status: Our view The Editorial Board6:50 p.m. EST January 25, 2016 Repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act.
President Obama is feeling heat from Latinos and pro-immigration groups over deportation raids directed at recently arrived undocumented immigrants, mostly from… Continue reading
Rubio: Obama’s Intent Is ‘to Empower the Cuban Government,’ Not the Cuban People Jan. 26, 2016 4:03pm Fred Lucas
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American, expressed outrage over the Obama administration’s decision to further relax sanctions on Cuba.
“The… Continue reading
Cuba’s not good at growing rice By Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional January 26, 2016 | 12:35 pm EST
The Cuban population is running short of rice once again, and the government claims it will take measures to bring prices… Continue reading
US Relaxes More Aspects of its Embargo on Cuba January 26, 2016
HAVANA TIMES — The US government today announced a further easing of some aspects of its embargo on Cuba, which could facilitate travel, trade and finance.
The new… Continue reading
Obama is opening up trade with Cuba Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press
The Obama administration is loosening the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba with a new round of regulations allowing American companies to sell to Cuba on credit and export a… Continue reading
New U.S. rules allow infrastructure projects, movie shoots in Cuba WASHINGTON/HAVANA | BY ARSHAD MOHAMMED AND DANIEL TROTTA
The United States approved a wider range of commerce with Cuba on Tuesday, making it easier for U.S. companies to film movies,… Continue reading
U.S. Loosens Cuba Restrictions Further By SAMUEL RUBENFELD
The U.S. announced further easing of its Cuba sanctions regulations, as Washington and Havana continue a warming of relations.
The changes, which go into effect Wednesday, remove existing payment restrictions for authorized… Continue reading
U.S. Loosens Rules on Cuba Trade Financing Relaxed rules will permit competitive export packages from the U.S. to Cuba By WILLIAM MAULDIN Updated Jan. 26, 2016 7:11 p.m. ET
The U.S. on Tuesday loosened rules for financing certain exports to… Continue reading
Sean Penn: Spokesman For Drug Lords And Generals / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on January 25, 2016
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 25 January 2016 — They say they talked for seven hours, sharing cups of tea and glasses of wine. On… Continue reading
Coming Back to Cuba January 25, 2016 by Fernando Ravsberg
HAVANA TIMES — Mauricio has a diploma in economics and is a graduate of the Hotel Sevilla catering school, but he hadn’t been able to practice his profession in Cuba.… Continue reading
For currency exchange and 5-star tourist service, Cuba is still a work in progress Catharine HammContact Reporter
Question: We are planning a trip to Cuba. Is there a particular bank you recommend to exchange euros?
Answer:… Continue reading
Surge of Americans tests limits of Cuba’s tourism industry By Jaime Hamre Reuters
HAVANA — Cuba’s tourism industry is under unprecedented strain and struggling to meet demand with record numbers of visitors arriving a year after detente with the United… Continue reading
Why the U.S. Should Embrace the Rise of Cuba’s Entrepreneurs 01/25/2016 08:48 am ET | Updated 16 hours ago Ted A. Henken Former President of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) and Baruch College (CUNY) Professor… Continue reading
Cuba still wary of U.S. telecom and Internet offers
U.S. and Cuba concluded three days of telecom talks last week Despite new U.S. rules, Cuba proceeding cautiously on deals with U.S. companies Head of U.S. delegation says he sees a… Continue reading
Cuban Toy Thieves Knockout Three Kings Day / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on January 24, 2016
Dora Leonor Mesa, 22 January 2016 — In 2016, the toy thieves from Cuban State Security do not wish to say much about the… Continue reading