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PYMES in Cuba: A false start

PYMES in Cuba: A false start

This past week, big headlines in the foreign media and websites announced that Cuba had legalized medium, small and microbusinesses. The truth is that for the owners of Cuba’s small and medium businesses nothing has changed so far.

Unrestricted Cuba travel getting closer

Unrestricted Cuba travel getting closer

The snowball effect of Cuba travel is already being felt in the U.S. Senate. A majority of U.S. senators favor the Freedom to Travel Act of 2015 co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy. Experts claim that legislation should pass the Senate vote in the coming months.
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Putin welcomes Díaz-Canel to the Kremlin

Putin welcomes Díaz-Canel to the Kremlin

Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel met Wednesday in Moscow with President Vladimir V. Putin and members of his staff. The men discussed the outlook for trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Díaz-Canel to meet with Russian premier this week (Updated)

Díaz-Canel to meet with Russian premier this week (Updated)

Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel will travel to Moscow and meet on Thursday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. On Tuesday, Díaz-Canel continued his visit to Belarus by touring the Public Administration Academy in Minsk.

Lukashenko sees ‘positive trends’ in Belarus-Cuba ties

Lukashenko sees ‘positive trends’ in Belarus-Cuba ties

Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel met Monday in Minsk with Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the start of an official visit to Belarus.

Puerto Rico debt plan ‘looks out for needs of Wall Street’ first, says Sanders

Puerto Rico debt plan ‘looks out for needs of Wall Street’ first, says Sanders

Bailing out Wall Street continues to dominate discussions and actions in Washington, D.C. and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is not favoring any of it. On Monday Sanders came out against the plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt.

Russian analyst: New U.S. policy is to undermine Cuban society

Russian analyst: New U.S. policy is to undermine Cuban society

Although diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have ostensibly improved, the plans hatched in Washington for the island remain the same, opines Russian politologist Aleksei Zudin.

At talks with U.S., Cuba calls the lifting of the blockade ‘a priority’

At talks with U.S., Cuba calls the lifting of the blockade ‘a priority’

The Cuban Foreign Ministry on Monday issued a press release summarizing the third meeting of the Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission held in Havana on May 16, 2016.

Foreseeing a boating boom, Cuba hurries to expand marinas

Foreseeing a boating boom, Cuba hurries to expand marinas

On the heels of the announcement that a Key-West-to-Havana speedboat rally will be held this week, the Cuban organization dealing with marinas and boating, Marlin S.A., is appealing for foreign investment in the construction of new marinas and the expansion of several existing ones.

Florida-Havana powerboat rally will be staged next week

Florida-Havana powerboat rally will be staged next week

The first Florida-to-Havana powerboat rally in 58 years will begin next Tuesday (May 17), marking the revival of this nautical activity between the United States and the island.

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