Posted on Friday, 12.25.09Cuba reports more tourism, less revenueMore foreigners visited Cuba this year than last year, the government reported, but they stayed less time and spent less money.
HAVANA — (AP) — Cuba says more than 2.4 million tourists… Continue reading
Four Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret) Cancels Trip to Cuba Because of 'Shallow, Vitriolic' Comments and Actions by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret), former White… Continue reading
Cuba to see record 2.4M tourists in 2009, but discounts hurt revenuesBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA, Cuba — Cuba says more than 2.4 million tourists will come to the sun-kissed island by the end of the year, up 3.3 per… Continue reading
Open Letter to Cuba's Vice Minister of Culture
I offer, again today, a guest post. This open open letter to Cuba's Vice Minister of Culture was written by blogger Claudia Cadelo, in response to a decision to ban the performance… Continue reading
Cuba plants more sugarcaneHAVANA, Dec 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX)
Cuba has planted 119,000 hectares of sugarcane by the end of October 2009, an expansion of 5,550 hectares from 2008, Cuban media reported Monday.
The country is expected to harvest… Continue reading
Press organisation protests heightened repression in CubaPublished on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
MIAMI, USA (IAPA/IFEX) — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has expressed concern and alarm at the increased violence and repression against Cuba's independent journalists, bloggers, human rights… Continue reading
Thousands of Cubans attend American concertIANSTuesday 22nd December, 2009
The US band `Kool & the Gang' gave a concert in Havana over the weekend that attracted thousands of Cubans who danced and sang along to songs like 'Celebration'.
The band… Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 12.22.09Cuba lets cardinal give X-mas message on state TVBy ANNE-MARIE GARCIAMiami Herald Key Biscayne
Cuba's Roman Catholic cardinal will read a Christmas message on state television for the second straight year, another small sign the once officially… Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 12.22.09Florida's U.S. Senate candidates unified on CubaThe four candidates for U.S. Senate affirmed their support for democratic reforms in Cuba and took a tough line on American policy toward the island nation.BY WILFREDO CANCIO ISLAwcancio@ElNuevoHerald.com
The four… Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 12.21.09Cuban prisons torture, former inmates claimTwo former prisoners say they were tortured while incarcerated, but Cuban officials deny the allegations.By JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com
Inmates in a high-security prison in eastern Cuba are alleging that guards punish infractions… Continue reading
Raul Castro dampens hopes of economic reform in CubaPosted : Mon, 21 Dec 2009 05:09:57 GMTBy : dpa
Havanna – Cuban President Raul Castro has dampened hopes of rapid economic improvement through reforms. Cuba is to continue "updating its economic… Continue reading
Employment & Social Measures Needed in CubaDecember 21, 2009Pedro Campos*
HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 21 – All seems to indicate that the leadership of the Cuban government/party has begun to understand the pernicious character of its paternalism.
As the natural consequence… Continue reading
Omnibus Clarifies Intent of Onerous Cuba Payment RuleUSAgNet – 12/21/2009
An omnibus appropriations bill signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday included language to clarify Congress' intent with regards to the so-called 'payment of cash in advance' rule affecting trade… Continue reading
Cuba Cash Crunch Eases as Communist Isle Pays Mexico ExportersBy Jens Erik Gould
Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — Cuba resumed payments to Mexican exporters after holding back on foreign currency transfers for months, signaling that a cash crunch in the communist… Continue reading
Despite crisis, Cuba says GDP rose 1.4 pct in '09By WILL WEISSERTHAVANA
Cuba used its unique brand of state accounting Sunday to claim 1.4 percent economic growth for the year, avoiding an official recession but failing to meet original forecasts… Continue reading
Posted on Monday, 12.21.09Cuba makes Valdes, Bejerano Council of State VPsThe Associated Press
HAVANA — Cuba has promoted revolutionary commander Ramiro Valdes and comptroller Gladys Bejerano to vice presidents of its supreme governing body, the Council of State.
Valdes is… Continue reading
New multimedia show hits old HavanaBy LINDA MACK, Special to the Star TribuneLast update: December 20, 2009 – 12:32 AM
HAVANA – The excitement was palpable outside Havana's Teatro Mella two weeks ago as a crowd waited for the doors… Continue reading