The FAR does ‘patriotic work’, but its officers are quitting CARLOS TRUJILLO HERRERA | La Habana | 5 de Junio de 2017 – 12:53 CEST.
Although the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) strive to project an image of strength, especially in… Continue reading
The Swamp Of Wealth
14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 6 June 2017 — Almost a quarter of a century ago, the government launched a battle against illicit income that ended with the detention of dozens of criminals but also… Continue reading
Cuba Recognizes Private Businesses June 2, 2017 “Calling things by their proper name” By Guillermo Nova (dpa)
HAVANA TIMES — While some Cuban officials fear that economic reforms mean that capitalism will return to the island, Parliament has taken heed… Continue reading
New bill adds tax on sales to Cuba For reparations, Crawford says By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published today at 2:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba while also… Continue reading
In The Bank or Under the Mattress? Where Do Cubans Keep Their Money?
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 May 2017 — Finding a little bottle filled with coins that her father hid in the patio was something that happened to… Continue reading
Cuba Seeks To Use Tourism Boom To Boost Other Economic Areas
14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2017 — Cuba seeks to take advantage of the recent rise of tourism, one of the locomotives of the island’s economy, to boost other areas… Continue reading
Cuba Loses More Than Half of the Food Harvested, Reports a Spanish NGO
14ymedio, Havana, 23 May 2017 — Agriculture in Cuba is among the lowest performing in Latin America according to an evaluation published by the non-governmental organization Mundubat,… Continue reading
Economic Crime, the Pitfall in the Path
14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 22 May 2017 — The saleswoman described her merchandise in a murmur: loggerhead turtle steaks, beef and shrimp. The man salivated, but replied that he could not buy… Continue reading
Getting Dressed in Cuba / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 15 May 2017 — The plastic drawers holding garments for men and women give off the usual scent of things that have have been in storage for a long time. We… Continue reading
A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices
14ymedio, Havana, 17 May 2017 — In the midst of the morning hustle and bustle, residents of Havana are trying to reach their destinations on time, a challenge because of the… Continue reading
POISONED IN PARADISE Brit family’s dream £6,000 Thomas Cook trip to luxury Cuban resort turns into holiday from hell after they are struck down by crippling stomach bug Mum claims sewage leaked near swimming pool and they were served RAW… Continue reading
‘Freak’: meet Cuba’s last self-infected HIV punk rebel AFP Héctor Velasco
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV.
He… Continue reading
Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay Rigoberto DIAZ • AFP May 29, 2017
Havana (AFP) – As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives — but in Cuba’s labor market, he finds riding a bicycle… Continue reading
‘It’s Not Charity’: Russia Questions Cuba’s Ability to Pay for Russian Oil to Replace Venezuela’s by FRANCES MARTEL 29 May 2017
The government of Russia has expressed skepticism that the communist regime controlling Cuba would be able to afford oil… Continue reading
Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES firstname.lastname@example.org
The congressional battle between lawmakers from farming states and Cuban American colleagues on funding food exports to Cuba could be coming to an… Continue reading
While tourists drink water out of a bottle, Cubans ration and boil a limited supply BY BRIANA ERICKSON
HAVANA Men sit on the steps and play a hand of cards, women chat outside barred windows, stray dogs missing tufts of… Continue reading
Supporting Cuba through the drought of the century
REPORT from European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Published on 22 May 2017 By Hilaire Avril, Regional Information Officer, EU Humanitarian Aid.
Cuba has been fighting one… Continue reading