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Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market

Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 March 2017 — The mobile telephone market is changing at a speed that leaves little time to get used to new models. In Cuba, this dynamism is mostly seen in the informal networks, where the Chinese brand dominates because of its low prices […]

Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent

Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 24 March 2017 – Cuba has reacted very oddly to the scandal of adulterated meat from Brazil, the island’s main provider of beef products: silence on the part of the authorities, lower prices on some on-line shopping sites, and very […]

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?

Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […]

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes

Cuba and Its Rotting Tomatoes March 23, 2017 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — Dozens of tons of tomatoes are rotting in Guantanamo because nobody is collecting them, according to what journalist Lilibeth Alfonso tells us on her personal blog. Apparently, there isn’t any diesel for private trucks who could distribute them to the population. […]

La firma china Huawei se impone en el mercado cubano

La firma china Huawei se impone en el mercado cubano La marca gana terreno en la Isla por sus prestaciones, precios y la preferencia otorgada por el Gobierno MARCELO HERNÁNDEZ, La Habana | Marzo 23, 2017 El mercado de la telefonía móvil cambia a una velocidad que apenas deja margen para acostumbrarse a los nuevos […]

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship?

A Cuban film about gay repression pulled from festival. Was it censorship? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga has pulled an acclaimed film, based on repression against gay writers in the early years of the Revolution, from an upcoming presentation in New York after festival organizers banned it from official competition and […]

Cuba starts offering home internet service, but few are buying

Cuba starts offering home internet service, but few are buying Published March 21, 2017 FoxNews.com After a two-month pilot program, Cubans now can access the internet in the comfort of their own homes — but prices are high and speeds painfully slow. So far just about 360 families have acquired the service started on March […]

As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba relations?

As further US airlines exit Cuba, what does the future hold for US-Cuba relations? Karen Gilchrist | @_karengilchrist Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | 9:02 AM ET CNBC.com U.S. airlines Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines have become the latest to bow out of Cuba due to weakened demand, posing new questions about the U.S’s future relationship […]

The future of Cuba is capitalism

The future of Cuba is capitalism By Nicolas Briscoe | 03/20/2017 7:42pm The greatest blessing of my life has been my Cuban heritage. The warmth, love and fun that accompany every aspect of Cuban family and culture are incomparable forces for good in my life. In my hometown of Miami, there is a neighborhood referred […]

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story Stephen Gibbs Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT If you happened to go to a […]

Directives for Cyber-offensive from the Ministry of Public Healt

Cuba: Directives for Cyber-offensive from the Ministry of Public Health / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 15 March 2017 — The Cuban government is preparing an insightful cyber-offensive and to do so plans to increase the army of cyber-combatants where, in addition to the well-known guerrillas of cyberspace — that is the students at […]

Cuba entre “lo peor de lo peor” en informe sobre libertad de prensa

Cuba entre “lo peor de lo peor” en informe sobre libertad de prensa marzo 16, 2017 Freedom House ubicó a la isla en el puesto 91 en una escala de 100 en su informe de 2016 y señaló que el gobierno continúa reprimiendo a periodistas por publicar artículos que considera “subversivos”. Cuba es uno de […]

Cuba tries to reboot its creaky state news apparatus

Cuba tries to reboot its creaky state news apparatus MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press March 15, 2017 HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is trying to reboot its Soviet-era style news programming with a high-definition current affairs channel staffed by young journalists. The Caribe channel is starting slowly, with 3½ hours of offerings a night on […]

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […]

Embezzlement Today

Embezzlement Today / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, 17 February 2017 — The long laissez faire of the government with the “if you behave well, I look the other way” has given birth to a generation (just one?) of the cheerfully shameless, known generically as “fighters.” The nice denomination that began by being applied a few, […]

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast

Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is waking up. But it’s a delicate process Like many Cubans, Ubaldo Huerta left his homeland during a time of deep economic crisis following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, which decimated Cuba’s economy and sent […]

The Private Sale of the Official Press is Legalized

The Private Sale of the Official Press is Legalized / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 9 March 2017 — On one of the side walls, inside a small newspaper stand on Avenida 26, in Nuevo Vedado (Havana), an unusual sign announces: “This stand became private property.” The event is unique. The elderly self-employed […]

The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola

The case of Omara Isabel Ruiz Urquiola BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 10 de Marzo de 2017 – 09:21 CET. This interview is important in many ways. But, if I had to choose one, it would be how it illustrates the existence of Cuba’s civil society. Castroism has endured by enfeebling the individual, […]

Nauta Hogar – expensive, slow and bug-ridden Internet service

Nauta Hogar: expensive, slow and bug-ridden Internet service JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 8 de Marzo de 2017 – 08:51 CET. The Nauta Home project, implemented as a free pilot test starting in January by the telecommunications monopoly ETECSA, in an effort to get Internet service into homes, will begin to charge fees, […]

Cuba fears prez could wipe out island’s gains

Atkins: Cuba fears prez could wipe out island’s gains Kimberly Atkins Tuesday, March 07, 2017 NO LONGER JUST HANGING ON: Cuba’s begun to see a revival since former President Barack Obama restored diplomatic ties with the island nation. HAVANA — Raul Castro is not the only Cuban who is blasting President Trump’s foreign policy. Many […]

Cuban Government Sees IT As “A Weapon For The Defense Of The Revolution”

Cuban Government Sees IT As “A Weapon For The Defense Of The Revolution” / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 3 March 2017 — The role of information technology as a “weapon for the defense of the Revolution” has grabbed the attention of the latest meeting of the Council of Ministers, held several weeks […]

Report – Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check

Report: Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Although Cuba sits in close proximity to Caribbean drug lanes and the U.S. market, the U.S. State Department’s annual narcotics control report found that it’s not a major consumer, producer or transit point for illegal narcotics, and drug consumption on the island […]

Cuba tech startups land in Boulder for a Boomtown-style training

Cuba tech startups land in Boulder for a Boomtown-style training By Jerd Smith Business Editor POSTED: 03/01/2017 03:45:25 PM MST Thanks to the ongoing diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba, a foundation intent on cultivating private commerce in Cuba’s largely state-controlled economy has turned to some of the USA’s most energetic tech hubs […]

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution? By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 2 March 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean No matter how much you warn visitors to Cuba that they’ll be offline during their stay, they often won’t believe it until they actually arrive in Havana. On arrival, they find their […]

Cuba Announces Exorbitant Rates for Limited Home Internet

Cuba Announces Exorbitant Rates for Limited Home Internet / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Luz Escobar, Havana, 1 March 2017 — After a two month free trial, the fees for government-run home internet service, known as “Nauta Hogar,” were announced on Wednesday. The Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) will charge between 15 and 115 Cuban convertible pesos […]

Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba

Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba FEBRUARY 27, 2017 Two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are back from a trip to Cuba where they joined four U.S. senators and a host of other Bay State officials to explore medical sector economic development possibilities. Congressmen James McGovern and Seth Moulton participated in […]

Cuba – No Country for Slow DSL Home Internet Plans

Cuba: No Country for Slow DSL Home Internet Plans Written by Larry Press Two years ago, leakers suggested that Cuba might build its home internet plan on super-slow DSL connections. They were wrong, suggests Larry Press. Analysis Facebook6GoogleTwitterEmailMore aNewDomain –There will be no Cuban home Internet plan. That’s my conclusion after having followed Cuban Internet […]

Could Cuba become the next destination for software development?

Could Cuba become the next destination for software development? BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com In Havana’s iconic Bacardí building, teams of computer programmers are working for U.S. companies with the tacit permission of the Cuban government. Could the island become the next international hotspot for software development? That’s not far-fetched, says John McIntire, chairman of […]

The Cuban Regime Has Redoubled Its Assault On The Private Sector

The Cuban Regime Has Redoubled Its Assault On The Private Sector / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 24 February 2017 — Marino Murillo, the presumptive tsar of economic reforms in Cuba, a prime minister with broad powers, passed up a seat in the first row next to the senior staff of a long-lived revolution governed by […]

Alexei Gámez “Before Wifi This Was a Dead Town”

Alexei Gámez: “Before Wifi This Was a Dead Town” / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 21 February 2017– Surrounded by cables and circuits Alexei Gámez has spent his life. From an early age he became passionate about technology despite growing up amidst the rigors of the Special Period. At age ten, he had […]
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