The head of the Havana Historian’s Office, Eusebio Leal, in charge of the restoration of the city, said today that the Cuban capital is ready to welcome more United States visitors after the historic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States.
Business & Economy
Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water on Monday when a new resolution announced fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency.
Though it is true that there is no shortage of marvelous places in our capital (about to turn 500), Havana’s urban architecture threatens to disappear altogether owing to the almost ceaseless collapse of buildings.
The governments of Cuba and Venezuela just signed 62 joint projects for social and economic development in 2015, reported dpa on Sunday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived at Havana airport on Saturday night.
Talk about good labor-management relations! The Russian oil giant Rosneft has budgeted 157 million rubles this year to send 1,800 of its employees on an all-paid winter vacation to Cuba, Dec. 20-Jan. 15, the Russian media report.
The annual Havana International Crafts Fair (FIART) is taking place at the Pabexpo facility on the west side of the capital through December 21st. The fair is open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (27 photos)
The Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced today that it will renew until the end of March the expired passports of Cubans living in the United States who plan to travel in the coming months to the island.
The company MEO Australia Limited will join the onshore oil exploration effort in Cuba after signing a production sharing contract with the Cuban state oil company Cupet.
Cuban authorities plan to reinforce controls in 2015 against tax evasion in the private sector, reported dpa news after a meeting of the Council of Ministers.