Business & Economy


From Italy to Centro Habana: The Story of SalchiPizza

April 24, 2015 | 5 comments

Months ago, a foreign acquaintance of mine who had plans of settling in Cuba and opening a business there, was telling me there was no good bread on the island. It is no secret that our daily bread is getting worse on a daily basis. (31 photos)




Havana Weather for April 23-29

April 23, 2015 | No Comments »

Temperatures will range about 33° C (91° F) reaching 35° C (96° F) on the 23rd and next Monday. The lows in the early mornings will be stable around 24° C (72° F). In addition to the high temperatures the humidity will cause a feeling of greater warmth.




A Lost Decade for Cuban Sugar

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Cuba’s proud sugar industry, once the locomotive of the country’s economy, powerful enough to produce a popular saying (“no sugar, no country”), now struggles to come out of the coma it’s been in for the past decade.




Tourist Arrivals to Cuba Up 15% Boosted by US Visitors

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The arrival of tourists to Cuba rose sharply by 15 percent in the first quarter of 2015, after the historic diplomatic rapprochement with the United States, reported dpa news on Thursday.




Sanctions and Fines Applied on Inefficient and Corrupt Ministry in Cuba

April 22, 2015 | 5 comments

Cuba’s Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN) was assessed to be “deficient” during the first comprehensive State inspection conducted recently, after 670 illegal administrative practices were detected and 340 fines were applied on this government body.




Cuban Bus Company Employees Sanctioned Over “Offensive Sticker”

April 21, 2015 | No Comments »

Cubans will have to start paying attention to what the stickers they put on windows and vehicles actually say – even if they are in English or Chinese. One such sticker has cost three employees a demotion with Viazul.




Andrew Cuomo & Business Delegation in Havana

April 20, 2015 | 14 comments

The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo arrived in the Cuban capital on Monday heading a large delegation of business people interested in learning firsthand the Cuban reality and making contacts for future business endeavors.




Spanish Firms Excited Over Business Opportunities in Cuba

April 15, 2015 | No Comments »

More than 40 Spanish entrepreneurs headed by Spain’s State Secretary for Trade Jaime Garcia Legaz are taking part in a business forum held at Havana’s Hotel Nacional to learn of business and investment opportunities currently being offered by Cuba.




Potatoes Become a Luxury Item in Cuba

April 7, 2015 | 4 comments

Potatoes have become something of a “luxury” item for millions of Cubans living in provinces where this root vegetable isn’t grown.




US Firm Offers Homestay Rentals in Cuba

April 3, 2015 | No Comments »

The online portal for holiday homes Airbnb announced on Thursday that it will offer home rentals in Cuba, becoming the first US company to provide accommodation on the island.