The Mistakes of Raúl Castro
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2017 – In his most recent public speech before Parliament, General-President Raul Castro offered a self-criticism about “political deviations” under which the private sector and cooperatives are governed. “Mistakes… Continue reading
Average Wages Rise but Nobody in Cuba Lives on Their Salary
14ymedio, Mario Penton and Luz Escobar, Miami and Havana, 14 July 2017 — Ileana Sánchez is anxiously rummaging through her tattered wallet, looking for some bills to buy a… Continue reading
Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump – Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. detente – He also rejected any “lessons” on human rights… Continue reading
Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 percent so far in 2017 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Jul 14, 2017, 5:59 PM ET
The Cuban government said Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year… Continue reading
How Cubans See the Crisis in Venezuela / Iván García
Iván García, 11 July 2017 — After painting the facades of several buildings along 10 de Octobre street, the workers of the brigade shelter from the terrifying heat in doorways,… Continue reading
Cuban Government Extends Land Lease Period to 20 Years
14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 — The latest Council of Ministers, chaired by Raul Castro, has extended the term of the country’s land leases under the usufruct system to 20 years,… Continue reading
Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen Marianna Parraga and Marc Frank
HOUSTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – Venezuela’s crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to documents from state-run… Continue reading
With materials scarce, Cuban designers master recycling chic Sarah Marsh
HAVANA (Reuters) – Olaff Alejo’s salt lamps are eerily beautiful and designed to purify the air.
Yet the Cuban designer must rummage through trash bins and scour the sidewalks of… Continue reading
The Cuban regime and the Venezuelan transition ARMANDO CHAGUACEDA | Ciudad de México | 12 de Julio de 2017 – 11:16 CEST.
In a recent interview Venezuelan analyst Rocío San Miguel, an expert on military affairs, masterfully defined the role… Continue reading
Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift
Ishmael Muslim Ali now lives a quiet life in Cuba, where he remains wanted by the F.B.I. for aircraft piracy. Credit Cave 7 Productions For more than 30 years, Ishmael… Continue reading
The “Undead” Market: Long-Dormant U.S.-Cuba Air Travel Market Still Isn’t Alive Dan Reed , CONTRIBUTOR I write about airlines, the travel biz, and related industries Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
When you shoot a zombie, does it… Continue reading
Average Monthly Salary in Cuba is $29.60 US
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 30 June 2017 – The average monthly salary in Cuba in 260 was 740 Cuban pesos (CUP), the equivalent of $29.60 in US dollars, although the figure is… Continue reading
‘Revolutionary’ Unemployment: A Crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 30 de Junio de 2017 – 10:04 CEST.
The Cuban Government always lies in its economic and social statistics, and with total impunity, as no figures can actually be… Continue reading
Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump’s crackdown on U.S travel World16 hours ago (Jun 28, 2017 08:20PM ET)
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016 and expects to better that this year despite President… Continue reading
Analysis: Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy? The New York Times By PETER BAKER
WASHINGTON — When the judgment of history comes, former President Barack Obama might have figured he would have plenty to talk about. Among other things, he assumed… Continue reading
Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy BY MIKE GONZALEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 06/27/17 11:00 AM EDT 54
Was President Obama’s opening to the Castro government motivated by a real belief that it would help… Continue reading