Business & Economy


Small Town Cubans Set Their Sights on “Agro-Tourism”

April 1, 2015 | No Comments »

Practically off the map, or at least far away from any respectable road, a rural community in Cuba is working for a decorous and prosperous future, relying on the efforts of many locals – locals who do not exactly consider their city as a bastion of salvation.




Fidel Jr. Back in the News

March 30, 2015 | 11 comments

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the Cuban leader’s eldest son, met Friday (March 27) in Novosibirsk with the city’s mayor, Anatoly Lokot, and the region’s governor, Vladimir Gorodetsky, to discuss closer relations between Cuba and the region in general and its scientific institutions in particular.




Cuba Lowers Long Distance Phone Rates

March 29, 2015 | No Comments »

The Cuban government announced Friday the reduction of tariffs for international calls and messaging originating from the country. Calls to the United States, where the largest Cuban exile community lives, dropped to 1.00 CUC per minute from land lines and 1.10 from cell phones.




Cuba and US Talk Telecommunications

March 25, 2015 | 3 comments

Government representatives of Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss telecommunications issues as part of the diplomatic thaw between the two countries, reported dpa news.




US Lifts Sanctions on 45 Companies and Individuals with Ties to Cuba

March 25, 2015 | 2 comments

Following a decision in step with the White House’s new policy towards Cuba, the US Treasury Department announced that it would remove 28 companies, 11 vessels and 6 individuals from the list of entities barred from conducting business with US citizens or companies around the world.




What Cuba Has to Offer US Businesses

March 24, 2015 | 12 comments

Assistant Secretary of State Roberta S. Jacobson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Cuba Opportunity Summit in New York City on April 1. The event is sold out with tickets costing US $1,495 per person.




Guanabo, Cuba, a Ghost Town

March 22, 2015 | 3 comments

Guanabo, on the east side of Havana, was the beach town where I lived most of my childhood; few people in the Cuban winter and many in summer. Even in hard times it doesn’t cease to be fascinating, magical and provocative.




Egg Theft in Havana Leads to 18 Prison Sentences from 5 to 15 Years

March 20, 2015 | 16 comments

A Cuban court has imposed 5 to 15 year prison sentences on 18 State company officials and employees in Havana for their involvement in the much-publicized theft of over eight million eggs, a crime that caused the country millions in losses.




Havana’s La Cuevita: From Illegal to Official Market

March 20, 2015 | No Comments »

Months ago, a licensed crafts and assorted products market was opened in the municipality of San Miguel del Padron, very close to the location of an informal market that used to be set up in the area, both known as La Cuevita.




Direct Flights between Havana and New York

March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »

A direct charter air link between Havana and New York resumed operation on Tuesday with a weekly flight operated by the US company Cuban Travel Services.