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Cuban entrepreneurs urge Trump to keep U.S.-Cuba detente going Matt Spetalnick

Reuters WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – More than 100 Cuban small business owners sent a letter to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday urging him to continue President Barack… Continue reading

Fidel Castro is laid to rest – so what next for Cuba? Harriet Alexander, santiago de cuba 6 DECEMBER 2016 • 4:55PM

In the hallway of his apartment building, with a statue of a Greek goddess looking down, Josue Carmona… Continue reading

Fernando Rojas: Santa y Andrés will not be shown, to defend ‘a people and a great cause’ DDC | Madrid | 7 de Diciembre de 2016 – 13:50 CET.

A few days before it was announced that the film Santa… Continue reading

Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press

Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning… Continue reading

Andres Oppenheimer: Prospects for Cuba don’t look good

Now that Fidel Castro is gone and the leaders of Canada, Mexico and other countries have made fools of themselves by praising the alleged accomplishments of a dictator who destroyed his country’s… Continue reading

Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Declares Hunger Strike After Six Days In Custody / 14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez

14ymedio, Mario Penton & Abel Fernandez, Miami, 2 December 2016 – The Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (the… Continue reading

Why American Airlines is trimming the number of flights to Cuba With supply outpacing demand, American Airlines is cutting flights to several cities, while leaving four daily routes to Havana in place. Political uncertainty and limited infrastructure may be deterring… Continue reading

Mississippi mulls trade with Cuba in Trump presidency Sarah Fowler , The Clarion-Ledger 5:04 p.m. CST December 4, 2016

In the months since President Obama signed an executive order lifting trade restrictions with Cuba, Mississippi has jumped at the chance… Continue reading

Castro’s last stop: inside a cave-like crypt that says ‘Fidel’ adiaz@miamiherald.com BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com

SANTIAGO DE CUBA As a new day dawned Sunday in this city, the launching site for the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro was laid to rest… Continue reading

Embargo remains for some Cuba sectors, as trade grows slowly December 3, 2016 at 2:42 PM EST

AMY GUTTMAN: Visitors to Cuba may find the lack of modernization part of the country’s charm, but if Cuban farmers and American investors… Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s ideal of amateur sport for Cuba lies in ashes BY LINDA ROBERTSON lrobertson@miamiherald.com

Among the items that ought to be interred with Fidel Castro’s ashes when Cuba’s “Maximum Leader” is formally laid to rest on Sunday are a… Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s ashes return to the city where the revolution began BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald

SANTIAGO DE CUBA Fidel Castro returned Saturday to the city where he and a band of rebels staged an assault on the Moncada Barracks, the… Continue reading

Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘We vow to defend the homeland and socialism’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald

SANTIAGO DE CUBA Invited world leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans flocked to the Plaza Antonio Maceo for a final farewell… Continue reading

Cuba tries to figure out political standing in Trump era BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES

Alarmed by signs that its fragile relationship with the United States might fall apart under President-elect Donald Trump, the Cuban government is quietly… Continue reading

In rural Cuba, economy stuck in time after Castro

Alongside free education and healthcare, the Cuban revolution also brought anemic development and a one-party state, which controls 80 percent of the economy and fears losing its grip on the market… Continue reading

Castro’s Death Reminds Aging Cuba of Generation Gap December 02, 2016 10:45 PM Reuters

SANTA CLARA/HAVANA — Fidel Castro’s death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who… Continue reading

Trump looked into hotels in Cuba ‘no more than 6 months ago,’ Spanish exec claims BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com

As a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump looked into the possibility of establishing hotels in Cuba, according to… Continue reading

The Death of Fidel Castro: What Awaits Us Now? / Iván García

Iván García, 28 November 2016 — It was half past ten at night in the privately-owned Perla Negra bar in Havana’s populous La Viñora neighborhood and thirty minutes… Continue reading