HAVANA, Dec. 12th  (AP)  A shipment of medical supplies worth nearly $100,000 sent by Cuban-American businessmen and politicians destined for a Cuban state health Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 12th  Potatoes USA announced earlier today that it has sent the first shipment of U.S. seed potatoes to Cuba. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 12th CUBANS LOVE dulce de leche. The confection of thickened, sweetened milk is an ingredient of widespread desserts, together with tarta de tres leches (three-milk cake) and alfajores. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 11th  (AP) Cuba will unify its monetary system on New Year’s Day, President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced on Thursday (Dec 10) evening, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 10th It was 22 minutes to midnight when the Cuban coast guard cutter closed in on a speed boat racing through the dark waters off the coast. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 10th Cuba is giving way to majority foreign participation in investments in key sectors such as tourism, biotechnology and wholesale trade, Read more

HAVANA, Dec 8  Cuba presented today its new Portfolio of Foreign Investment Opportunities 2020-2021, which includes 503 projects for a value of 12 thousand 70 million dollars.

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HAVANA, Dec. 9th  (Reuters)  Cash-strapped Cuba said on Tuesday it had attracted $1.9 billion worth of foreign investment over the past year despite Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 8th  Cuba will get more lift starting this month with several major tour operators. As reported yesterday in Travelweek Daily, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 8th “The War on Cuba” documentary opens along Havana’s iconic Malecón, a long stretch of road winding along the coastline of the Cuban capital. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 8th It is a complex scenario, which had as an immediate trigger the events related to the so-called San Isidro Movement Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 6th  (AP) A new report by a National Academy of Sciences committee has found that “directed” microwave radiation is the likely cause of illnesses among American diplomats in Cuba and China. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 6th (EFE) Cuba and the European Union (EU) reviewed the main cooperation and mutual aid programs they are carrying out during the third Cooperation Subcommittee, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 5th The future legislation on Animal Welfare, being prepared by the island’s Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), Read more

HAVANA, Dec 4  The arrival of cruises to Cuba, currently limited due to the US blockade, could increase in 2021 when a new administration takes office in the US, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 3th Young entrepreneurs in Cuba have found solutions for the country’s payment problems through cryptocurrencies after Trump Administration imposed new sanctions on the Island in November. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 3th The three floating thermal generating units are berthed in the northern port of Mariel, 40km (24.8mi) west of Havana, Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 3th Southwest Airlines will bring back its popular Tampa to Havana, Cuba route before the busy holiday season. Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 2nd The government of Havana established price caps on a group of agricultural products and “flour derivatives” that are marketed in agricultural markets and private establishments in the Cuban capital.

Given the shortage of food and basic need products, as a result of the economic crisis the island is experiencing and which has caused a considerable hike in prices, the Havana authorities decided to expand the list of toped prices of food products to “protect our population,” reported the newspaper Tribuna de La Habana.

In October, this source had already published a list of other products with maximum prices set by the government, which included meat and sausages, as well as root vegetables, greens, fruits and grains.

The shortage of food in Cuba has worsened with the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, a context in which the government has opted for the opening of stores where you can only pay with cards associated with bank accounts in dollars. To this is added the impact of the U.S. embargo and the inefficiencies and internal obstacles that hinder the necessary productive take-off on the island.

On the other hand, many sellers appeal to higher prices in search of higher yields given the imminent implementation of a monetary reform announced by the Cuban government, which will include the elimination of the Cuban convertible peso (CUC), a new exchange rate for the dollar, increased wages and pensions, and presumably―and consequently―also inflation.

The new maximum sale prices of retail products are mandatory for self-employed workers (TCP), supply and demand markets and street peddlers, according to Tribuna.

Among the limits announced is that of a package of bread with 10 buns, which will cost a maximum of 25 pesos, while the maximum price of a pound of vegetables such as lettuce, chard, chives and string beans will be 10 pesos, according to the list published by the source.

In the previous list, other products appear such as pork leg and loin at 55 pesos per pound (65 if it is boneless), stuffed ham at 100, special chorizo ​​at 150 and a pound of pork chops at 70.

The price cap is a frequent practice by the Cuban authorities, as a method to prevent prices skyrocketing in emergency situations and shortages, although these caps are not always followed to the letter by the sellers and usually motivate a displacement of toped products into the informal market.

HAVANA, Dec 2  Commercial authorities highlighted today the call to apply for December 8 and 9 of the Cuba 2020 Business Forum, with virtual presence, as an alternative to the International Fair of Havana (Fihav). Read more

HAVANA, Dec. 1st. As part of Cuba’s National Economic and Social Development Plan for 2030, the country aspires to increase the share of renewable energy on its electric grid to 24%. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 29th (IPS) Eloína Estupinan, 67, retired, is concerned about the announced monetary reorganization in Cuba. It’s billed as a necessary and complex process with an impact in all spheres of life on the island. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 28th  (Reuters) – A rare public protest in Cuba of more than 300 artists, activists and members of the public outside the culture ministry to denounce repression Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 28th (Reuters)   More than 150 people staked out Cuba’s culture ministry on Friday to show solidarity with dissident artists facing a state crackdown, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 28th Of the 35 new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus identified in Cuba, 28 were imported, as explained today by Dr. Francisco Durán, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 26th (AFP) From Argentina to Naples, Diego Maradona’s death has been mourned by football fans around the world, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 26th Leonel Linares is a gay Cuban man. He has attended many masses and other church services in his life, but never felt comfortable when he was there. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 26th Stirred by breathless warnings of a socialist menace, Cuban Americans turned out for President Trump in massive numbers. Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 25th. Authorities in Sicily have asked Cuba’s government to send about 60 healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, Read more

HAVANA, Nov. 25th (Reuters) Former Reuters Cuba correspondent Andrew Cawthorne recalls taking the field with Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, in this Reuters story from 2004. Read more