All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cuba' (39)

Cuban sugar industry presents its business portfolio

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 27 (ACN) The business opportunities portfolio of the Cuban sugar agroindustry will be presented today at the XIV International Congress on sugar cane and derivatives (DIVERSIFICATION 2017).

General Director of ZERUS SA, belonging to the AZCUBA Sugar Group, Francisco Lleó…

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Added by CShout1 on June 28, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Green Light For Norwegian, Royal Caribbean To Cruise To Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday December 13, 2016 – Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruises have now got permission from the Cuban government to sail from the US to the Caribbean island.…

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Added by CShout1 on December 13, 2016 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Easing of US-Cuba relations could hit Caribbean tourism

Since the U.S. started loosening Cuba travel restrictions in January 2015, the opening up of Cuba to U.S. tourists spelled potentially bad news for other vacation destinations in the Caribbean.

An agreement between Cuba and the U.S. that allows commercial flights to resume between the two…

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Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

Havana: Officially One of the World's Seven Wonder Cities

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 7

Not even today's persistent rain prevented Havana City to be officially declared a Wonder City of Modern World, with the unveiling of a monument at the entrance of Havana Bay that will bear witness to the decision of hundreds of millions of people…

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Added by CShout1 on June 9, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cuba to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last…

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Added by CShout1 on May 25, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Vin Diesel, Kardashians and Chanel spark cultural backlash in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — "Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel.

The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this month has spawned a fierce debate about the downside of detente with the United States. Artists, writers and intellectuals who believe…

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Added by CShout1 on May 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bajan manufacturers head to Cuba

Barbados will begin exporting some of its manufactured goods to Cuba in a matter of months, Minister of Trade, Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss said today.

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The Minister made that announcement midway through a tour of BMEX 2016, on which he was joined by Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley and two other Opposition Members of Parliament – Santia Bradshaw, and Kerrie Symmonds – in a show of bipartisan support for the productive sector.…

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Added by CShout1 on May 16, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend

An influx of tourists from the US is placing pressure on Cuba’s hospitality industry. Photograph: Valerio Berdini/REX/Shutterstock

Shortages prompt island’s main brewer to consider opening a new plant and importing beer from…

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Added by CShout1 on April 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rolling Stones to Play March 25 Show in Havana



The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that the group will play a free concert in Havana on March 25, becoming the most…

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Added by CShout1 on March 1, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

President Obama to travel to Cuba in March

Pres. Barack Obama and Cuban Pres. Raul Castro meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last year. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Pres. Barack Obama will make a historic visit to…

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Added by CShout1 on February 18, 2016 at 10:54am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: Exploring the underground real estate market in Cuba

Eager to own a piece of their native homeland, Cuban Americans are placing their bets on the island’s underground foreign real estate market.…

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Added by CShout1 on December 17, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

Get into Cuba before the US, investors advised

HAVANA, Cuba — In this December 4, 2015 photo, collective taxis drive along Neptuno Street as it rains in Havana, Cuba. Those in favor of the warming in relations with the US are hoping that the anniversary of the presidential announcements will add momentum…

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Added by CShout1 on December 11, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Cuba, Jamaica sign two Technical Cooperation Agreements

Health Minister Horace Dalley (right) and with Cuban Ambassador His Excellency Bernardo Hernandez (left) sign two Technical Cooperation Agreements between Cuba and Jamaica.

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Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

US Commerce Secretary Pritzker in Cuba for embargo talks

The United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has arrived in Cuba for two days of talks focusing on the US embargo on the communist-run island.

Ms Pritzker will discuss recent measures approved by the US to mitigate the impact of the…

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Added by CShout1 on October 7, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: Cuba's spiritual mix on full display before Pope Francis' arrival

This Sept. 10, 2015 photo shows religious icons, including an Afro-Cuban warrior spirit, left, the Virgin Mary, top center, and a Buddha on an altar at the home of Yoruba followers Dagoberto Molina and his wife Elvira Abad in Havana, Cuba. The blue fish at right…

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Added by CShout1 on September 14, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday September 11, 2015, IPS – Young people in Cuba are anxiously awaiting an acceleration of the informatisation of society, which is apparently moving ahead at the same pace as the current reform process, “without haste, but without pause,” according to the…

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Added by CShout1 on September 13, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

CUBAN DOCTORS FLEEING VENEZUELA

About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry into the US staged a protest Saturday to draw attention to their plight.

The health care workers say they fear the delays in processing their visa requests under a 2006 program aimed at luring Cuba's medical talent could be a sign that President Barack Obama is seeking to end the incentive as part of…

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Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rihanna takes over Havana

FANS TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF POP ARTIST RIHANNA AS SHE GETS ON AN AMERICAN CLASSIC CAR AFTER A PHOTO SHOOT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ANNIE LEIBOVITZ IN HAVANA, CUBA ON FRIDAY. (PHOTO:…

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Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: The Coming of the yachts!!!!

A couple of youths cycle past the U.S yacht Still Waters, moored at the Hemingway Marina in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. “The elimination of restrictions on nautical tourism by the U.S. government appears as if it will…

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Added by CShout1 on August 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: The Other Havana

Young people play dominoes at a house party, in a backyard in Santo Suarez, Havana. This particular group and…
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Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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