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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 […] Continue reading
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 […] 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 appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. […] Continue reading
The “Dry Law” After the Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 29 November 2016 — Cintia will never forget the day Fidel Castro died. Not because she had affection for the old guerrilla or felt devoted to the figure of the ex-comandante in chief. One month ago, Cintia’s parents had reserved a […] Continue reading
A Cuba cruise travel guide: Everything you need to know before you go BY MIKE CLARY Sun Sentinel So you’re thinking about taking a cruise to Cuba. As the Fathom ship Adonia launches a schedule of biweekly cruises from Miami to Cuba, passengers will find a few changes in scheduling and activities from the inaugural […] Continue reading
In slow dance with capitalism, Cuba’s Communists turn to future By Frank Jack Daniel and Nelson Acosta April 16, 2016 HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s Communist Party meets on Saturday under pressure for the slow pace of promised market reforms as it prepares for a future without the octogenarian leaders who guided the country from a […] Continue reading
O.C. surgical team returning to Cuba for first time since 2006 April 12, 2016 Updated 5:53 p.m. By DEEPA BHARATH / STAFF WRITER By the numbers 18: Plasticos team members heading on the medical mission to Cuba. 7: Days the mission will perform surgical procedures and train medical professionals in Cuba. 50: Surgical procedures they […] Continue reading
Off the Tourist Trail in Cuba by Lauren Matison February 29, 2016 A seven-day journey through Havana in search of responsible travel opportunties yields inspiring discoveries beyond the government-regulated tourism industry. It’s been like this for the past 56 years, you think the first time you see Havana’s Linea Street: a wide thoroughfare lined with […] Continue reading
Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’ Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the […] Continue reading
A flow of Cubans – going home By Nick Miroff The Washington Post Published: January 2, 2016 HAVANA — Mauricio Estrada left Cuba in 2003 full of the same frustrations as so many others eager to move away. He married a Spanish woman, moved to Barcelona and got a job as a prep cook. A […] Continue reading
From Little Pioneers To Pioneers Of Entrepreneurship / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Martinez Posted on December 9, 2015 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton Martinez, Miami, 8 December 2016 — “Starting a new business should start with a good financial advice,” says the business card of Marta Deus’s company. After 15 years in Spain, this entrepreneur returned to […] Continue reading
China’s Huawei inks deal to sell phones in Cuba November 7, 2015, 5:44 am Chinese telecom giant Huawei inked a deal with Cuban telecom company Etecsa on Friday to sell its smartphones in the island nation, signaling Huawei’s further expansion in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Javier Villarino, Huawei’s head of sales in Cuba, […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Communist Computer Club for Kids WRITTEN BY JASON KOEBLER August 28, 2015 // 08:30 AM EST I can’t really believe the files I’m seeing. Entire folders full of videos with names like “The best of girls falling,” “Handcuff Fail!” and “Sexiest Wheel of Fortune Ever.” Full Mumford and Sons and Jason Derulo albums. A […] Continue reading
Living Off Others / Fernando Damaso Posted on July 2, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 26 June 2015 — The five spies, transformed by decree into “heroes,” have proved quite expensive, both to the Cuban people and the American taxpayers. First, it cost to train, relocate, and “plant” them” in the United States to carry out their […] Continue reading
Will better relations with U.S. mean an easing of censorship in Cuba? June 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM EDT Cuba has one of the lowest rates of Internet connectivity in the Western Hemisphere. In this installment of our continuing series “Cuban Evolution,” Jeffrey Brown looks at Cuban access to the Internet, the effect it has […] Continue reading

The Cuban Money Crisis
The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba
relations
April 1, 2015
by Patrick Symmes

The currency crisis starts about 75 feet into Cuba. I land in the late
afternoon and, after clearing customs, step into the busy arrivals hall
of Havana’s airport looking for help. I ask… Continue reading

Cubans of Milkless Coffee Put Their Feet on the Ground / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Havana, 14 December 2015 — “The truce ended,” bawled a newspaper vendor on the bustling central Calzada de 10 de Octubre, in south Havana. Leaning against a peeling wall in the lobby of an old […] Continue reading
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