Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos
El sector debería ser inclusivo con los inversionistas cubanos
Lunes, mayo 22, 2017 | Miriam Leiva
LA HABANA, Cuba.- El turismo podría convertirse en la industria
propulsora del despertar productivo y económico en Cuba. El pequeño
archipiélago del mar Caribe, a 90 millas de Estados Unidos, posee una
naturaleza espléndida, un pueblo acogedor,… Continue reading
Behind the ‘Information Note’
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 18 June 2017 — The regular readers of the
official press have learned that the most innocent headlines can hide
the most interesting news. Phrases such as Notice to the
population or Information note, which defy any elementary lesson in
journalism, alert those initiated into the special “granmer” of the
Granma newspaper that,… Continue reading
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar pensando en desembarcar en Cuba
16 de mayo de 2017 – 17:05
La participación de compañías hoteleras estadounidenses en la
conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment esta
semana en La Habana es considerada por especialistas como una buena señal
El régimen cubano y varios asesores de turismo estarían preparando el… Continue reading
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar alistándose para desembarcar
en la Isla
AGENCIAS | La Habana | 16 de Mayo de 2017 – 21:54 CEST.
El Gobierno y varios asesores de turismo estarían preparando el
desembarco en la Isla de grandes compañías hoteleras.
La conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment
se inauguró esta semana en La… Continue reading
Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
Reuters May 16, 2017
By Marc Frank
HAVANA (Reuters) – The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism
Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list
of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.
The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it… Continue reading
Más de 200 empresas hoteleras participan en La Habana en un foro sobre
AGENCIAS | La Habana | 15 de Mayo de 2017 – 21:01 CEST.
Más de 200 empresas hoteleras de todo el mundo se reunieron este lunes
en La Habana, en el foro de negocios Sahic, para abordar las
posibilidades de inversión del sector turístico en la… Continue reading
Meliá Hotels International expands in Cuba
Meliá Hotels International is set to extend its presence in the centre
of Cuba with the addition of 8 hotels, while also assisting in promoting
The company is now committed to enhancing quality and service in the new
hotels through their renovation and adaptation to its brand standards.
According to Meliá‘s Vice… Continue reading
Cuba 2018: What To Expect As Castro Rule Comes To An End
By Simon Whistler
Should all happen as expected, February 24th 2018 will be a momentous
day in the lives of many Cubans. On that day, 10 years after officially
taking over from his brother Fidel, President Raúl Castro has promised
to step down from power, marking the first… Continue reading
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST.
There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and
social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could
unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading Granma, Juventud Rebelde, and
Trabajadores,… Continue reading
Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation
By PAUL MOZURAPRIL 26, 2017
A Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in
February. The widening inquiry in the United States puts Huawei in an
awkward position at a moment when sanctions have taken on new import.
Credit Eric Gaillard/Reuters
HONG KONG — As one of… Continue reading
Scots pair delivering Cuba’s first major renewables project
Written by Reporter – 27/04/2017 8:18 am
Two Scots, including the head of the biggest manufacturer of Harris
Tweed, are helping deliver Cuba’s first major renewables project.
A ground-breaking ceremony at Ciro Redondo sugar mill today will herald
the start of construction on one of four planned biomass power plants
which will… Continue reading
Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism?
It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you
know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige
paraphrasing Mark Twain.
It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative
regarding its revolution. A receptive media… Continue reading
Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND MIMI WHITEFIELD
Economic performance in the Caribbean will be uneven this year: Some
economies will grow by 5 percent or more, but others will be lucky to
eke out even negligible economic growth.
“The Dominican Republic and Guyana are expected to remain the strongest
performers in… Continue reading
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Apr 20, 2017
President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of
reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards
greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014:
Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation and
communications — and Google… Continue reading
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret
in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army
general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018.
I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to the
tight-lipped team of advisers… Continue reading
Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump
administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for
the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region.
“The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity to the US make it… Continue reading
Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 April 2017 – A shout disturbed
the morning’s tranquility. “Avocaaaaaaado!” shouted the roving salesman
as he toured the streets of Central Havana. Considered the “green gold”
of foods, this fruit could become an important source of income for the
island, due to the high level of consumption around the world.… Continue reading
It Is Forbidden To Sell Cheese In The Cuban Countryside
14ymedio, Bertha Guillen, Candelaria, 11 April 2017 — The milk boils on
the rustic stove while on the table the cream is churned to make
butter. The whole family revolves around the modest production of
artisan cheese, a product targeted by the police and appealing to customers.
Roberto leaves the… Continue reading
Cuban-American Relations in 2017
BY SAMANTHA MENDIGUREN AND JORGE DUANY • APRIL 12, 2017
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Jorge Duany,
director of the Cuban Research Institute.
Upon Fidel Castro’s arrival to power in 1959, the United States and Cuba
built up an oppositional animosity toward one another. The US responded
to Cuba’s communist ideology… Continue reading
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations
Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America
When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations
with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a
flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political
culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, U.S. trade
with Cuba continues… Continue reading
Cynicism to disguise defeat
PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 10 de Abril de 2017 – 13:43 CEST.
Cynicism is, according to the dictionary definition, the attitude of one
who lies shamelessly, and defends or practices in a brazen, impudent and
dishonest way something that deserves general disapproval.
Cynicism has always characterized the Government headed by the Castro
brothers. But… Continue reading
Anxiety Grows Over Cuba’s Gas Shortages
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 1 April 2017 — Rumors of a general rise
in prices have sharpened shortages at gas stations this Saturday, with
long lines of vehicles waiting their turn at service stations across the
The fuel sold at preferential prices for thousands of state employees
has gone up 0.10 CUC in… Continue reading