Architects Needed for Cuba’s Private Businesses

August 19, 2016 | 6 comments

La China is the owner of a restaurant that has an entrance hall, a bar, a room with 11 tables, a reserved area, a unisex bathroom, kitchen, a stockroom and another bathroom for employees.

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Business Social Responsibility: Everybody’s Concern

August 18, 2016 | 2 comments

In Cuba today, in response to the start of reestablishing diplomatic ties with the US, we’re beginning to talk about the interaction between art, culture and economy in a coherent way.

How Much Is a Contract Worth in Cuba?

August 16, 2016 | 15 comments

A small group of former state employees in the city of Artemisa, who became independent workers due to the new opportunities laid out by the Cuban government to try and shrink its payroll, face a critical situation with th apparent violation of their contract.

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Cuba’s Best Chances in the Rio Olympics

July 25, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s less than two weeks now until the 2016 Olympic Games (Aug. 5-21) begin in Rio de Janeiro, and Cuba has before it the challenge of being among the top 20 countries in the medal standings.

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Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo

July 22, 2016 | 37 comments

Nestle Nespresso bought a container of approximately 18 tons of Cuban coffee beans, which were certified as coming from the 2015-2016 coffee harvest in Cuba, for US $90,000.

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Cuba: the Looming Crisis

July 21, 2016 | 19 comments

Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba.

Map of Nicaragua showing the Indio Maiz Reserve.
Urgent plea to Save Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Reserve

July 19, 2016 | No Comments »

Rama-Kriol tribes point a finger at the government’s lack of action in the face of destruction Wilfredo Miranda Aburto  (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES – The sound of chainsaws echoes through the Indio Maíz Biological reserve in south eastern Nicaragua.  Despite denunciations from the Rama-Kriol indigenous people and their documentation of the advance of illegal colonists into […]

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War over Swimming Pools in Viñales, Cuba

July 14, 2016 | 3 comments

Emilia and Ariel are life-long activists of the Revolution, so they were convinced that it was all a mistake. They went to the provincial government and waited 24 hours for attention, sleeping in a park guarded by a special police brigade.

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Is Cuba Ready for Women in the Ring?

July 13, 2016 | No Comments »

For quite some time now, the famous Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, where almost all of Cuba’s professional boxing champions have come from, has women among its regular trainees. They dream of being able to compete officially in international competitions.

How Do You Define Prostitution in Cuba?

July 11, 2016 | 5 comments

Yes, sometimes prostitution is a neatly sliced, clearly defined transaction. Often, however, there‘s a certain murkiness about the business, particularly in places where sex is seen in a more casual light than it generally is in North America. I’m thinking of countries like Cuba and other hot spots, so to speak. They definitely don’t take sex as seriously there as we do in the colder lands to the north.