Monthly Archives: February 2017
Police In Havana Deploy In Response To Taxi Driver Strike / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 27 February 2017 — Residents of Havana woke up on Monday morning to a strong police deployment, motivated by the announcement of a strike by private… Continue reading
Imported Clothing, An Illegal and Profitable Business / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada
14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, Havana, 27 February 2017 – Regla has spent years working in a prohibited business. She used to do it in doorways on Monte Street… Continue reading
Why Foreign Investments Don’t Work in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellano
Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2017 — By 2007, after forty-eight years of revolutionary rule, inefficiency and a lack of productivity had turned state-run farmland into fields infested with marabú… Continue reading
The First Tangible Labor Strike / Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo, 21 February 2017 — New bureaucratic regulations governing the routes of shared fixed-route taxis have led to the first tangible labor strike by drivers. Of course, strikes have gone on… Continue reading
Cuban cigar sales rise, defying flat luxury goods market on February 26, 2015.
Sales of Cuba’s legendary cigars rose 5 percent last year to $445 million, defying stagnation in the global luxury goods market, manufacturer Habanos said on Monday at… Continue reading
Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are back from a trip to Cuba where they joined four U.S. senators and a host of other Bay State officials… Continue reading
Cuba: No Country for Slow DSL Home Internet Plans Written by Larry Press
Two years ago, leakers suggested that Cuba might build its home internet plan on super-slow DSL connections. They were wrong, suggests Larry Press. Analysis
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Could Cuba become the next destination for software development? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES firstname.lastname@example.org
In Havana’s iconic Bacardí building, teams of computer programmers are working for U.S. companies with the tacit permission of the Cuban government.
Could the island become… Continue reading
Weakness, Fear And Inability Erode The Cuban Government / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos
14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 23 February 2017 — The recent “diplomatic” action by the Cuban Government to try to prevent the presence of foreign personalities in a private… Continue reading
Dismantling One of Fidel’s Houses and Saying Goodbye to His Bodyguards / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 24 February 2017 — They are dismembering the security apparatus at the bunker that for years served as a spiritual refuge for… Continue reading
Area businesses could benefit greatly from potential opportunities in Cuba BY BOB BARTZ Special to the Herald
Commerce between Manatee County and Cuba played a significant role in our local economy up until the 1960 Cuban embargo.
During the 19th… Continue reading
Undercover American Tourists in Cuba / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 23 January 2017 — Miami Airport is almost a city. And the American Airlines’ departures area is a labyrinth, with dozens of corridors and passages. That’s why Noahn, an American… Continue reading
Cuban Activist Juan Goberna Arrested / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 25 February 2017 — Human rights activist Juan Goberna Hernández was arrested around 9 am this Saturday when he left home to attend a meeting of the Inclusive Culture Network, a… Continue reading
Brothers To The Rescue: A Crime That Hurts “Like The First Day”/ 14ymedio, Mario Penton
14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 24 February 2017 – Members of the Cuban exile remembered the anniversary of the death of four Cuban Americans after the… Continue reading
‘Little Old Communists’ / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 25 February 2017 — Many of those who experienced the first moments of the Revolution when they were between the ages of 14 and 20, became literacy teachers, young… Continue reading
Americans skipping out on Cuba By The Washington Post By Justin Bachman
America, did you miss the travel industry’s memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination?
Apparently. Service to the long-time U.S. foe began in September, but after just five… Continue reading
Family, Freedom and the Oswaldo Payá Prize BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 26 de Febrero de 2017 – 12:04 CET.
The home of Oswaldo Payá, the Cuban political leader who was killed, along with Harold Cepero, under murky… Continue reading