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    Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

    Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba June 6, 2017 Albertina Nakale Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and trade blockade against Cuba. Geingob made the remarks yesterday during the commencement of the 5th […] Continue reading

    Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos

    Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos El sector debería ser inclusivo con los inversionistas cubanos Lunes, mayo 22, 2017 | Miriam Leiva LA HABANA, Cuba.- El turismo podría convertirse en la industria propulsora del despertar productivo y económico en Cuba. El pequeño archipiélago del mar Caribe, a 90 millas de Estados Unidos, posee una […] Continue reading

    Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

    Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

    Cuban Apartheid

    Cuban Apartheid / Cubalex Cubalex, Havana, 14 December 2016 – In Cuba there are no conditions under which economic, social and cultural rights can be exercised. “All Cubans have free healthcare and education,” is a claim that is easily refuted. We continue the debate with another question: Who decided we Cubans could not invest in […] Continue reading

    A Carte Blanche to the Market of Tourists’ Dreams

    A Carte Blanche to the Market of Tourists’ Dreams / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 4 November 2016 — For tourists coming to Cuba, one of the most cherished fantasies it is to get into a car of the last century and cruise the streets of cities and towns. A new type of […] Continue reading

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba

    On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba The largest ever group of foreign workers is earning more than their Cuban counterparts. Is this fuelling resentment? byEd Augustin @Ed_Augustin Ed Augustin is a filmmaker and journalist. He’s currently shooting a feature film about Guantanamo Bay. Havana, Cuba – Sparks fly and drills roar, but the […] Continue reading

    Gentrification – another face of Cuba’s socialist equality

    Gentrification: another face of Cuba’s socialist equality JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 10 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:25 CEST. If there is one issue the Cuban Government has failed to resolve in over 50 years it is, undoubtedly, that of residential spaces. Cuba’s “housing problems,” as Government officials refer to them, cut […] Continue reading

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger

    An Inclusive Cuba Would Always Be Stronger May 19, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – It is no secret that Washington is slowly moving away from its former partners of dissent and betting on the self-employed, cooperatives and Cuban entrepreneurs, born under the reforms led by President Raul Castro. The advantages of these over […] Continue reading

    Foreign Investment Law – More Apartheid

    Foreign Investment Law: More Apartheid JORGE A. SANGUINETTY | Miami | 2 Mayo 2016 – 12:02 pm. At first glance, the Cuban Foreign Investment Law (Law 118, April 2014) seeks to attract capital to the country in order to raise its production level, especially as regards exportable products. Attracting foreign capital is perfectly legitimate for […] Continue reading

    How to do good business in Cuba

    How to do good business in Cuba Lindsay Lloyd 12:32 a.m. EDT April 5, 2016 President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba showed the same fault lines in American attitudes toward the communist island that have existed since 1959. But it remains to be seen if the administration’s decision to engage with Havana will produce […] Continue reading

    Namibia and Cuba strengthen economic ties

    Namibia and Cuba strengthen economic ties November 2, 2015 Windhoek – Namibia cemented its economic relations with Cuba last week when the two countries established a joint working group to promote and strengthen trade and commercial cooperation. With the establishment of the Namibia-Cuba Joint Working Group (JWG), the two countries aim to promote and build […] Continue reading

    Cuba, S. Africa to diversify economic ties

    Cuba, S. Africa to diversify economic ties English.news.cn 2015-10-24 09:51:39 HAVANA, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Cuban and South African leaders on Friday pledged to strengthen and diversify the economic and trade relations between the two nations. During their talks, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his visiting South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, “reaffirmed the […] Continue reading

    Advancing human rights in Cuba

    Advancing human rights in Cuba The pope might start with embracing Cuba’s true heroes By George Phillips – – Thursday, September 10, 2015 In the 1980s when Lech Walesa boldly stood up to his oppressive Communist government in Poland, he was embraced by Pope John Paul II, the news media and opponents of communism everywhere. […] Continue reading

    Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood

    Cuba: Racial Prejudice Begins in Childhood / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 28, 2015 Iván García, 29 April 2015 — The first time that Yumilka, a teacher, felt discriminated against because of the color of her skin she was only four years old. “It was in the daycare center. I remember coming home crying. A […] Continue reading

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba

    Foreign Investors Won’t Liberate Cuba The billions already poured into the island have done nothing to advance civil society. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY June 1, 2014 6:24 p.m. ET Attitudes toward the 52-year-old—though much-modified—U.S. embargo of Cuba’s military dictatorship have changed a lot in recent years. But not always in the ways you might expect. […] Continue reading

    A Law with Dark Corners

    A Law with Dark Corners / Fernando Damaso Posted on April 19, 2014 The Foreign Investment Law, debated and approved by the National Assembly in extraordinary session, has some worrisome aspects, both for foreign investors as well as for Cuban citizens. It seems that Cubans living in other countries are not covered under the law […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Parliament Interrupts Its Eternal Vacation

    The Cuban Parliament Interrupts Its Eternal Vacation / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on April 1, 2014 In a small editorial, the newspaper Granma reported that, in accordance with Article 90, section (a) of the current Constitution, the State Council of the Republic of Cuba agreed to convene a special session of the National Assembly of […] Continue reading

    Cuba for Foreigners

    Cuba for Foreigners / Miriam Celaya Posted on March 31, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba – On Saturday 29 March 2014 the Cuban Parliament “will debate” in a special session period the new Foreign Investment Law, another desperate attempt by the regime to attract foreign businessmen who choose to risk their capital and ships where those of […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s foreign investment invitation may hide potholes

    Cuba’s foreign investment invitation may hide potholes Michelle Caruso-Cabrera | @MCaruso_Cabrera Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:43 AM ET Cuba is expected to approve a new law that in theory will draw more foreign investment to the socialist country. But in practice, critics argue, it will be insufficient to assuage investor concerns about their money. […] Continue reading

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba

    A Miami Congressman Adamantly Defends Isolating Cuba By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014 Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years, serving in Congress since 2003. His aunt, Mirta, was Fidel Castro’s first wife, leading many to argue that the divide between Cuba and the United […] Continue reading

    Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

    Posted on Saturday, 12.21.13 Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba’s economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that “those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure.” Castro […] Continue reading

    SA, Cuba trade ‘below potential’

    SA, Cuba trade 'below potential' 6 November 2012 There is plenty of room for improvement in the levels of trade and investment between South Africa and Cuba, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the opening of the South African Pavilion at the 30th Havana International Fair in Cuba on Sunday. Eighteen South African […] Continue reading