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Private businesses in Havana. Photo: Roby Gallego.

The Cuban private sector: size does matter

In spite of everything, the expansion of micro and small private enterprises in Cuba has been sustained. In 2010, the year in which the government started giving new licenses for private activities and introduced some flexibility in the markets, the … Continued

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Rox. Photo by Antonio Hernández

Rosana Vargas: “Each one of our pieces has something to tell”

Passionate, forceful, intense, artisan Rosana Vargas seems to leave a bit of her life in every piece and project into which she puts her energy. I remember her beginnings, more than a decade ago, and since then she has not … Continued

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More than three million travelers at Havana’s airport

Havana’s international airport, Cub’s principal air terminal, received in the first half of this year 3.3 million travelers. The number represents a 27.4 percent increase in relation to the same period last year. The island’s airport authorities, cited by the … Continued

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D’Luce hairdressing salon. Photo: Alain L. Gutiérrez Almeida.

Private sector’s boom in Cuba, according to report

Cuba is living a “veritable boom in the Cuban private sector” led by a new middle class with “high purchasing power,” according to a report by The Havana Consulting Group (THCG). The report, drawn up by the president of THCG, … Continued

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Photo: Ismario Rodríguez Pérez

Adidas wears Cuban design

Adidas officially got to Cuba in September 1998, José Miguel Pupo, the current representative of the brand on the island, affirms. That was a moment of splendor for Cuban sports. However, after almost 20 years Cuban sports no longer has … Continued

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Photo by Kaloian

Nail polish and empowerment shine at in-home salons in Cuba

Women who want beauty treatments at Salon Giselle must step carefully over piles of rubble and corrugated metal. Despite the plaster dust, peeling paint, and mismatched chairs, business at Salon Giselle is booming.  Feminine chatter and camaraderie flows as in … Continued

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The U.S. Oceania Cruises’ Marina cruise ship in Havana. Photo: Claudio Peláez Sordo.

As many U.S. visitors in Cuba as in all of 2016

A total of 284,565 U.S. citizens traveled to Cuba between January and May of this year, practically equaling the number of visitors from that country who arrived to the island in all of 2016. Josefina Vidal, director for the United … Continued

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Lobster fishing. Photo: Ronald Suárez.

Hamlets on the sea

One can see them in the middle of the sea, after several hours of navigation, and the first one does thing is to cross the fingers begging for not even a drop of rain or a storm. But it is … Continued

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Photo: Kaloian

Airbnb: 40 million dollars for Cubans in two years

The profits of Cubans who rent rooms or their homes or apartments through Airbnb totaled some 40 million dollars since April 2015, the technological platform reported yesterday in a report about Cuba. The company that connects home owners with persons … Continued

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Photo: Marita Pérez Díaz

Trump, more trips to Cuba

More than 40 U.S. travel companies and associations asked President Donald Trump to increase trips to Cuba instead of reversing them. The petition, signed by organizations like the American Society of Travel Agents and the United States Tour Operators Association, … Continued

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