Business & Economy


Miami Airport: The New Haven for Cuban Migrants

September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

Miami International Airport has become a haven for thousands of Cuban-born travellers who request asylum in the United States after landing on US soil and approaching an immigration officer. A wave of “aerial refugees” is knocking on Miami’s doors.




New Copa Airlines flight from Panama to Santa Clara, Cuba

September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

The Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines announced Monday a new flight from Panama to the Cuban city of Santa Clara, reported Prensa Latina.




Protein Products for Havanans Sept. 15-21

September 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We present the list of rationed protein products that can be purchased by Havana residents with their supply booklets in their neighborhood stores during the week of September 15 to 21.




Cuba and China Agree to Enhance Trade

September 15, 2014 | No Comments »

The Chamber of Commerce of Cuba signed on Saturday in the Chinese city of Changsha several agreements with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, reported Prensa Latina.




Cuba Sends MDs to Combat Ebola in Africa

September 12, 2014 | 2 comments

The Cuban government will send a total of 165 doctors and nurses to cope with Ebola in Africa as part of the global effort coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), reports Granma newspaper.




My Mother and I Become Entrepreneurs in Cuba

September 11, 2014 | 11 comments

My mother and I went to get a Self-Employment License. We’re going to bring together investment and talent, quitting our professions, to make a little money and contribute to the country’s GDP. There are plenty of forms, seals & stuffy offices ahead of us.




More Cubans Are Visiting the USA

September 5, 2014 | 13 comments

Some 29,700 visas for family visits, educational, cultural or business-related trips have been issued to Cubans this year. The figure is close to setting a record in the issuing of temporary permits for travel to the United States this fiscal year. Another more than 17,000 have received immigrant visas.




Cuba Banks on Exporting Services

September 2, 2014 | 7 comments

In the past 25 years, the profile of Cuban exports has gone from a strong specialization in goods (nickel, sugar, citrus fruit) to a marked increase in services, especially tourism and health related services.




Protein Products for Havana Residents for Sept. 1-7

September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We present the list of rationed protein products that can be purchased by Havana residents in their local “bodega” stores during the week of September 1-7. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the capital.




International Tourism in Cuba Slumps, but National Tourism Up

September 1, 2014 | 9 comments

The arrival of foreign tourists to Cuba continued a slowing trend in July, down 0.5% from the same month of 2013. On the bright side, the domestic tourism market grew 21 percent at the Vardero resort, Cuba’s top beach destination, compared to the same period of 2013.