Andrew Cuomo & Business Delegation in Havana

April 20, 2015 | No 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.

Cuban Authorities Clamp Down on Unlicensed Swimming Pools

April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The Inspection Office of Cuba’s province of Artemisa (west of Havana) has discovered 140 swimming pools that were built illegally in homes within the province, in violation of a piece of legislation that has for years barred Cubans from securing a license to construct them on their properties.

Opponents Lose Local Elections in Cuba

April 20, 2015 | 10 comments

Two Cuban dissidents out of a total of more than 27,000 candidates, who ran to become neighborhood representatives in local elections on Sunday, were not elected, announced the candidates themselves.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Heads to Cuba

April 19, 2015 | 1 Comment »

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo travels to Cuba on Monday heading a business delegation that includes some 20 executives from the travel, financial services, health care, agriculture and education industries and institutions.

Cuban Baseball Star Suspended after Escape Attempt

April 19, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The bleeding of Cuban baseball continued this past week with the announcement of the suspension of Villa Clara player Ramón Lunar after he was caught in an attempt to leave the country illegally.

New US Treasury Info on Traveling to Cuba and Doing Business

April 17, 2015 | 1 Comment »

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Dept. published a revised list of questions and answers for United States citizens interested in travel to Cuba, travel services, banking, sending remittances, or doing any type of business with the island.

Pope Francis Ponders Sept. Visit to Cuba

April 17, 2015 | No Comments »

Pope Francisco is considering a stopover in Cuba as part of his visit to the United States in September, but the decision is not taken, reported the Vatican on Friday.

Havana Weather for April 16-22

April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment »

For this week, will be under the influence of a weak pressure zone with few changes. Rains are possible in the afternoons product of the warming process during the day, although more likely to the interior (south) of the province. The winds will be weak from the east and southeast.

Cuban Psychologist Received as Hero Following Incident in Panama

April 15, 2015 | 7 comments

The 7th Summit of the Americas held in Panama has pulled psychologist Sucelys Morfa Gonzalez, Second Secretary of Cuba’s Young Communists League (UJC) out of her official anonymity and turned her into a memorable character – for the time being, at least.

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.