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New golf courses in Cuba

In Cuba, golf is not precisely popular. Barely some Cubans can profess they know its rules, the characteristics of its courses and the use of its implements. Even so, the island is strongly betting on this sport…for tourism. Up until … Continued

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images.

Secretary of Agriculture in favor of more trade with Cuba

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue pledged to back the expansion of agricultural trade with Cuba in a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee. In an exchange with U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), Perdue expressed his support for bipartisan legislation … Continued

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Photo: Alain L. Gutiérrez

New tax for workers linked to foreign investment

Cubans with work links to foreign investment are paying personal income taxes since April. The first tax paid was that for this month, according to what is stipulated in Law No. 122 of the State Budget for 2017. In its … Continued

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Photo: Potatoes USA.

Cuba-U.S.: To continue sowing the potato seed!

Potato’s contemporary history in Cuba has a bit of drama, suspense and even action. It is told by the pounds per capita and sold rationed in the producing provinces and in the country’s capital; the endless lines and the sense … Continued

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Prado and Neptuno, Old Havana: Photo: Jeff Cotner.

More luxury tourism: “Paying for Havana what Havana deserves”

All languages are spoken at a tourism fair. Or almost all. With the most unexpected accents, the most curious pronunciations: the guttural Spanish of a German, the Buenos Aires French of an Argentinean, the accelerated English of a Russian. Or … Continued

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Huawei under scrutiny for trading with Cuba and other countries

When the activation and availability of the Google Global Cache service for Cuba is becoming a reality – a result of an agreement signed in 2016 between the U.S. company and the state-run ETECSA -, another news linked to telecommunications … Continued

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Intelsat, an American company in Cuba

For Iliana Tuya and Richard Kohlweg, Intelsat enterprise sales managers for Latin America and the Caribbean, the sign is clear: a possible lifting of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba could favor the peoples of both nations … Continued

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Playa Pesquero Hotel, in Holguín, will be the main venue of FITCuba 2017. Photo:

FITCuba 2017, also with the United States

The Cuba 2017 International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2017) is not turning its back on the U.S. market. The commercial mart, which will take place between May 3 and 6 in Holguín, will have the already confirmed presence of U.S. agencies, … Continued

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Cubans waiting for the first arrival of the Adonia cruise ship to Havana. Photo: Marita Pérez Díaz.

Opinion poll: U.S. travelers believe they benefit Cuban people

Eighty-six percent of a sample of U.S. travelers believes that their visit and business in Cuba benefit Cuban citizens. This was revealed by an opinion poll carried out by the company Public Opinion Strategies for Cuba Educational Travel, a provider … Continued

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Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez

Cuba, a safe destination for U.S. citizens

A study based on the index of U.S. civilians killed abroad and the advisories issued by that country’s Department of State during the last seven years revealed that Cuba is a safe destination for U.S. travelers. The island does not … Continued

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