What the reform measures implemented by Raúl Castro in 2006 have achieved, and failed to ELÍAS AMOR | Valencia | 29 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:12 CET.
The close of 2016 marks a wasted year for the Cuban economy.… Continue reading
Cuba faces deep financial woes Tourism increase is great hope in 2017.
HAVANA (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.
Like so many other… Continue reading
Cuba after Fidel Castro Published December 4, 2016 By Arthur I. Cyr
The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment in the midst of important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor… Continue reading
Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017 Castro must manage economic and diplomatic challenges during a year of transition Published: 16:15 December 26, 2016 AP
Havana: Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in… Continue reading
One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month By Nidhi Prakash
Four months after Airbnb opened for business in Cuba, it’s becoming clear what kind of impact the uptick in American tourism may… Continue reading
Cuba a ‘Longer-Term Play’ for Carnival Due to strict regulations, Carnival has been delayed in opening trips to Cuba, CEO Arnold Donald said on the company’s recent earnings call. Lindsay Rittenhouse Follow Dec 23, 2016 12:56 PM EST
Other than… Continue reading
Rice Might Be In Short Supply This Festive Season / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 22 December 2016 — Sad, paradoxical and irresponsible — but real. Rice, the common denominator, and basic ingredient, of Cuban cuisine, could be almost… Continue reading
No Right to Breakfast / Cubanet, Tania Diaz Castro
Cubanet, Tania Diaz Castro, Havana, December 12, 2016 – When in 2006 Raul Castro took power, one of the first things he said was that he would give a glass of… Continue reading
The One Who Left Ashes / Miriam Leiva
Cubanet, Miriam Leiva, Havana, November 29, 2016 – Fidel Castro died on November 25 at 10:29 p.m. and, according to his own will, his remains will be cremated, according to the brief… Continue reading
In Cuba Everybody Wants My Money December 22, 2016 By Yudarkis Veloz Sarduy (Progreso Semanal)
HAVANA TIMES — In my household, nobody could believe what journalist Boris Fuentes was telling us on the “Cuba Says” segment of the National News… Continue reading
Donald Trump and Raul Castro / Dimas Castellano
Dimas Castellano, 29 November 2016 — The great majority of Cubans were surprised by Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Surveys in other countries, and the official Cuban press, labelling Hillary Clinton as the… Continue reading
Looking at Cuba Right Now PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 22 de Diciembre de 2016 – 12:27 CET.
In Cuba, in the name of socialism, the revolution and the workers, “Fidelism” placed the economy under state control, along with… Continue reading
What Fidel Castro Left Us (Part 1) / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 17 December 2016 — At the exit of the Bay Tunnel, the P-11 bus is packed with passengers. While the riders enjoy the view of the sea, the… Continue reading
How will Cuba react if relations with the US reverse under Trump? It’s hard to know what direction US-Cuba relations will take once Donald Trump is in the White House, but Cubans are already contemplating the consequences of a reversal… Continue reading
Norwegian Cruise Line begins taking bookings for Cuba voyages Gene Sloan , USA TODAY 8:19 a.m. EST December 21, 2016
Norwegian Cruise Line’s first cruises to Cuba are now open for bookings.
The Miami-based line on Tuesday began taking reservations… Continue reading
The market trumps planning once again ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 21 de Diciembre de 2016 – 14:35 CET.
Section 102 of the Conceptualization of Cuba’s Economic and Social Model of Socialist Development indicates that the State will… Continue reading
Last Imports Before Cuban Customs Raises the Duties / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 20 December 2016 — Jose Marti International Airport in Havana is busy. The increase in tourists, the avalanche of foreign journalists who came to the island on the… Continue reading
Cuba’s State Phone Company Lowers Internet and Email Prices / 14ymedio
14ymedio, 19 December 2016 – The state-owned Cuban Telecommunications Company (Etecsa) – the only phone company permitted to operate in the country – announced on Monday a reduction in… Continue reading
Cubanos opinan: Internet sigue siendo caro y lento Sin mucho entusiasmo se ha recibido la noticia de que ETECSA redujo la tarifa por cada hora de navegación en Internet Martes, diciembre 20, 2016 | Ana León y Augusto César San… Continue reading
Cuba slashes internet costs
AFP December 19, 2016
Havana (AFP) – Cuba cut the price of internet access by 25 percent Monday, but getting online still costs more than a day’s wages for the average worker in one of the… Continue reading
Cuba tries offering home internet access Locals won’t always have to go to public hotspots. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
It’s all well and good that Google is offering faster access to its services in Cuba, but there’s a glaring problem: most… Continue reading