All posts tagged "Cuba"
Homegrown Fashion Industry Bursts Onto Scene in Cuba
HAVANA — Like so much else in Cuba, shopping for clothes isn’t easy. Buying a simple pair of socks or a T-shirt means choosing between the wildly overpriced, shoddy offerings of state-run stores and the bales of...
- Posted October 17, 2016
US Removes Limits on Bringing in Cuban Rum and Cigars
The Obama administration announced Friday that it is eliminating a $100 limit on the value of Cuban rum and cigars that American travelers can bring back from the island. The administration is also lifting limits on cargo...
- Posted October 14, 2016
Mayors’ Association joins help efforts for Matthew victims
SAN JUAN — The Mayors’ Association of Puerto Rico (AAPR by its Spanish acronym) joined the State Department to use the institution’s headquarters in Puerto de Tierra as a collection center for medicine and necessities for Hurricane...
- Posted October 13, 2016
Powerful Hurricane Matthew a Threat To Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
Category 4 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph
- Posted October 3, 2016
Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negotiations on human rights
HAVANA — A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate’s demands. Trump said in Miami this month that he would reverse...
- Posted September 28, 2016
García Padilla discusses commercial relationship with Cuba while at White House
Puerto Rico gov't in process of obtaining a license to open a commercial office in the neighboring island
- Posted September 15, 2016
Cuba dissident: Fake site duped me into ending hunger strike
HAVANA — Guillermo “Coco” Farinas became one of Cuba’s best-known dissidents by starving himself — launching two dozen hunger strikes demanding government concessions on human rights. He started his 25th strike in late July with the demand...
- Posted September 14, 2016
Cuba Says Obama’s Easing of Embargo Hasn’t Helped Economy
HAVANA – Cuba’s top diplomat says President Barack Obama’s easing of the U.S. trade embargo on the country has had virtually no positive effect for its economy. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez asserts that the sanctions cost Cuba...
- Posted September 9, 2016
Cuban Military Expands its Economic Empire under Detente
HAVANA – At the height of Cuba’s post-Soviet economic crisis, a man with the obscure title of city historian began transforming Havana’s crumbling historic center block by block, polishing stone facades, replacing broken stained glass and repairing...
- Posted September 9, 2016
New air links raise hopes in Washington and Cuba
The nations celebrate the arrival of the first commercial flight from the U.S. to Cuba in more than 50 years
- Posted September 4, 2016