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They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

They’re baaack! Russian Ladas return to Cuba in streamlined shapes

The Russian car maker AvtoVAZ will deliver 300 of its latest model vehicles to Cuba this year, company president Nikolya Mor announced Friday in Havana. Mor added that his company is prepared to sell as many as 30,000 units to the island government.




‘Trumpfoolery,’ or the art of the lie

‘Trumpfoolery,’ or the art of the lie

Donald Trump has uttered such a constant torrent of lies, distortions, and false promises that a weighty book already could be assembled describing them and debunking them. The lies could be classified by categories. Most would be self-serving and cruel.




Calling Rex Tillerson

Calling Rex Tillerson

To be clear, we are 43 days in and the Trump administration has made no changes to Cuba policy. We’re not trying to jinx that. We’re trying to understand it. Now if Rex Tillerson can be found, he might suggest to Bruno Rodríguez, his Cuban counterpart, that sovereignty could be just the thing to bring the two leaders together.




Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

Russian expert applauds Cuban coal exports but decries domestic policies

The export of Cuban charcoal to the United States is a welcome development, says a Russian expert on energy, but the island government has a long way to go before maintaining a steady trade in consumer products with its neighbor to the north.





Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Havana

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Havana

Pope Francis will hold a meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Cuba on February 12th. It marks the first ever such meeting between a Roman Pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.




Cuba to begin exporting ‘unlimited’ amounts of shellfish to Russia

Cuba to begin exporting ‘unlimited’ amounts of shellfish to Russia

Russia has authorized the importation of Cuban shellfish — initially shrimp and lobster — and will start receiving it “without limitation,” the Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced Monday in Moscow.




Russian car maker weighs assembling some models in Cuba

Russian car maker weighs assembling some models in Cuba

The Russian vehicle manufacturer GAZ “is considering” assembling some of its products in Cuba or Venezuela for distribution in Latin America, a spokesman for the company said.




Some Russian policy experts are wary of U.S. intentions in Cuba

Some Russian policy experts are wary of U.S. intentions in Cuba

Several Russian experts on foreign relations reacted cautiously on Thursday warning that close cooperation with the United States could result in a change of regime for Cuba.




Lavrov outlines Russia’s plans for trade with Latin America

Lavrov outlines Russia’s plans for trade with Latin America

In a major address, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov presented to the Foreign Ministry’s Business Council a template of how Russia plans to deal with Latin America and the Caribbean in economic terms.




Cuba looks to Russia for development of nuclear power

Cuba looks to Russia for development of nuclear power

Cuba is heavily dependent on imported petroleum for its power plants and is looking actively for alternatives, such as wind- and sun-powered generators. Nuclear power is another alternative.




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