The Future Is Built With Cement … But There Isn’t Any
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 May 2017 — The cranes show off
their slender anatomy in some areas of Havana where several luxury
hotels are being built. Apart from… 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… Continue reading
Cuba y Chile buscarán hierro y cromo en la zona de Nicaro
Empresas de ambos países firmaron un contrato este martes
Martes, abril 4, 2017 | Agencias
LA HABANA, Cuba.- Empresas de Cuba y Chile firmaron hoy en La Habana… Continue reading
Los gobiernos de Cuba y Chile firman un acuerdo para la explotación
minera en la Isla
DDC | La Habana | 5 de Abril de 2017 – 00:54 CEST.
La empresa estatal cubana Comercial Caribbean Nickel SA firmó con la… Continue reading
Cuba: more reliant on the US than ever
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 27 de Marzo de 2017 – 16:38 CEST.
The best way to appreciate how that Cuba’s economy today depends on the
US more than ever… Continue reading
Sherritt’s nickel-price boost capped by debt, ‘confusing’ U.S. signals
Sunny Freeman | February 6, 2017 4:41 PM ET
David Pathe knows what it’s like to be banned from the United States.
The chief executive of Toronto-based Sherritt International… Continue reading
Maderas Mayarí: how a company is destroyed
OSMEL RAMÍREZ ÁLVAREZ | Holguín | 6 de Febrero de 2017 – 23:30 CET.
One of the landmark companies in Mayarí, Holguín, is MADEMA (Maderas
Mayarí), among the largest of its kind in… Continue reading
Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast
Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect
for tree fruit growers.
Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017
Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture.
The reminders begin when you… Continue reading
Cuba sees economy shrink 1 percent despite detente with US
Associated Press December 28, 2016
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday that its economy shrank this year
for the first time in nearly a quarter century as a… Continue reading
Cuba faces deep financial woes
Tourism increase is great hope in 2017.
HAVANA (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came
to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.
Like so many other… Continue reading
Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017
Castro must manage economic and diplomatic challenges during a year of
Published: 16:15 December 26, 2016
Havana: Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to
Havana in… Continue reading
What Castro’s death and Trump’s election mean for Cuba’s economic awakening
Brian Gendreau, University of Florida Published 5:21 am, Wednesday,
December 14, 2016
Before his death on Nov. 25 at the age of 90, Fidel Castro had made no
secret… 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
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
4 workers killed in Cuba bridge collapse
The victims, employees of the Moa Joint Venture, were repairing a
municipal bridge near Sherritt’s Moa nickel mine
Tragedy struck Canadian company Sherritt (TSX:S) on Tuesday, with news
that a bridge… Continue reading
Strangling us at the waist
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 18 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:32
More than 20 years ago in Havana a friend and colleague of mine
portrayed the regime’s incessant calls for austerity… Continue reading
The Cuba Test: China Eyes New Model for Latin America Relations
China’s emphasis on “knowledge cooperation” could lead to a reframing of
its approach to both Cuba and Latin America.
By Ricardo Barrios
November 11, 2016
Premier Minister Li Keqiang’s… Continue reading
Building Socialism in Cuba
As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to
turn Cuba into a socialist democracy?
by Samuel Farber
In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from
Venezuela, Cuba’s economy… Continue reading
Cuban nickel industry shuttered as Hurricane Matthew looms
October 3, 2016
By Marc Frank
HAVANA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Cuba’s two nickel processing plants were
temporarily shut down on Monday, state-run media said, as powerful
Hurricane Matthew threatened the eastern… Continue reading
A new sponsor for Castro?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 3 de Octubre de 2016 – 09:51 CEST.
The Castro regime is immersed in an intense propaganda and diplomatic
offensive preparing its usual draft resolution in the UN… Continue reading
Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times
September 28, 20164:00 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
Cubans are bracing for a tough end of the year, after what has already
been… Continue reading
After U.N. visit, Abe eyes Cuba visit and offer of ¥120 billion in debt
SEP 11, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering offering Cuba debt relief worth
¥120 billion during his planned visit to the Caribbean… Continue reading
The Special Period -The Return Of The Cuban Middle Ages / 14ymedio,
Cubans try to repair an “almendrón” (old American car) in Havana. (SN)
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 6 August 2016 — She split the plate
into two… Continue reading
David Jessop | Cuba: A Momentary Darkness
Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM
As has been widely reported, Cuba has entered a new period of austerity.
On July 8, President Castro told the Cuban National Assembly that… Continue reading
Indian Workers in Cuba: Why?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Agosto de 2016 – 13:47 CEST.
The Marxist-Leninist fiasco in Cuba has hit a new nadir, with foreign
companies now concluding that construction workers in the… Continue reading
Military and family remittances, a well-kept secret
OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 28 de Julio de 2016 – 21:21 CEST.
On July 8, the then Minister of Economy and Planning Marino Murillo
Jorge reported in the National Assembly… Continue reading
Cuba’s Main Airport without Air Conditioning / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 22 July 2016 — Jose Marti International Airport in
Havana will continue offering its normal services but, as part of
General Raul Castro’s orchestrated set of measures… Continue reading
The Cuban economy goes into a tailspin
DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 27 de Julio de 2016 – 20:54 CEST.
On 29 December, 2015 the Cuban president announced before the National
Assembly of the People’s Power that “despite the… Continue reading
Cuba: Where is the Money? / Iván García
Iván García, 18 July 2016 — Two retirees, a strolling detergent vendor
and a vacationing doctor, kill time in a park in south Havana, debating
the surprising Portuguese victory of Cristiano Ronaldo… Continue reading
Sherritt Announces Successful Start-Up of New Moa Joint Venture Acid Plant
July 19, 2016
TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – July 19, 2016) –
Sherritt International Corporation (“Sherritt” or the “Corporation”)
(TSX:S.TO) announced today that the third acid plant at the Moa Joint… Continue reading
Economic hardships in Cuba spark rumors of a new “Special Period”
Without Venezuelan aid, Cuba’s economy grew only 1 percent and could get
worse in 2017 as the government confirms power blackouts and suspension
of debt payments.
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES… Continue reading
CUBA: THE CASTROS & MIAMI
by Stephen Kaye
Sat Jul 16th, 2016
While cruse ships are about to start an invasion of day-trippers into
Havana, the US Congress nevertheless maintains its expression of
legislative animosity towards the island’s government that… Continue reading