Business & Economy


Cuba: The Road to Prosperity

July 24, 2014 | 20 comments

I want to begin this post sharing with you my joy over some recent news: Cuba’s National Assembly (Parliament) convened recently and one of their conclusions is that the island’s economy continues to slow down.




China Grants Credit to Cuba to Build Port Terminal in Santiago

July 23, 2014 | 20 comments

The loans from Peking to Cuba are interest-free, while there are also new trade agreements and donations. Xi Jinping is on the second day of his visit to the island.




Cuban 3D Film Coming to a Dozen Countries

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Distribution companies from a dozen countries, including the USA, signed contracts for the distribution of Meñique (Pinkie), the first Cuban animated 3D feature film. Directed and written by Ernesto Padrón, the film was released last Sunday in the Cuban capital.




Cuba Hosts Xi Jinping for Two-day Visit

July 21, 2014 | 4 comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba for a two-day visit on Monday evening, the culmination of his tour of several Latin American countries during the last week. Xi meets on Tuesday in Havana with his counterpart Raul Castro.




Rations for Havana Residents July 21-27

July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We present the list of rationed protein products that Havana residents can purchase this week (July 21-27) with their ration booklets at their neighborhood “bodega” stores. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the capital.




New Direct Flights from Portugal to Cayo Coco

July 16, 2014 | No Comments »

A new direct air route opened on Tuesday between Lisbon and the Jardines del Rey resort, north of Ciego de Avila, reported the Cuban News Agency.




Cuba Pleased with Russia’s “Firmness”

July 12, 2014 | 26 comments

Cuba’s President Raul Castro praised the new “international firmness” of Russia, during the one-day visit by his counterpart Vladimir Putin to boost the economic ties. The Russian leader met with Raul Castro as well as his older brother, former President Fidel Castro. In the afternoon he continued his journey to Buenos Aires via Managua.




Chinese President to Visit Cuba in July

July 8, 2014 | 14 comments

July will be the month that two major world leaders visit Havana. First Russia’s Vladimir Putin is expected on July 11 to be followed less than two weeks later by Chinese President Xi Jinping.




Rations for Havana Residents July 7-13

July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The following is the list of rationed protein products that Havana residents can buy with their ration booklets in their neighborhood “bodega” stores for the week of July 7-13. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the capital.




Drugs and Internet Devices Seized from Cuba Travelers

July 7, 2014 | 11 comments

Cuban customs recently divulged further information on its current battle against packages for third parties, issuing warnings about cases in which drugs and Internet communication equipment were seized from the luggage of travelers.