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Cuba’s New Constitution to Recognize Private Property

Cuba’s new constitution, the draft of which will be released next week, reportedly will officially recognize private property for the first time since the Revolution. The new constitution will also create the position of prime minister, along with president, state media reported on Saturday. The commission to change the constitution is being headed by former […]

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Daily Briefing – April 23, 2018

Cuban’s New President Meets with Maduro: Reaffirming the alliance between Cuba and Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became the first foreign leader to meet with Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s new president. Diaz-Canel was sworn in as president Thursday. Maduro flew to Havana the following day to congratulate Diaz-Canel, meeting with him formally on Saturday. The two […]

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Daily Briefing – April 20, 2018

Cuba’s New President Vows to Defend the Revolution: Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s new president, began his term as the nation’s leader by promising to both defend the Revolution that triumphed in 1959 and to modernize the stalled Cuban economy. Díaz-Canel was elected in a near unanimous vote Wednesday by Cuba’s National Assembly. Yesterday he addressed the […]

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Modern farming

Ag Sales Would Help U.S. Farmers

American farm income has stagnated for three years in a row and needs new export markets, say U.S. Congressmen from Kansas and Arkansas. Opening up the $2 billion food market in Cuba would bring immediate benefits to states such as Kansas and Arkansas, with sales of wheat, rice and corn. Kansas would see an additional […]

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Daily Briefing – April 18, 2018

Cuba’s National Assembly Opens Session Today for New President: Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power is meeting today to begin the process of selecting a new president to replace Raúl Castro. The transition is a historic benchmark for Cuba, which has been ruled by the Castro family since the 1959 Revolution – Fidel Castro until 2006, […]

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Daily Briefing – April 16, 2018

Foreign Minister Rodriguez Leads Summit Delegation: Cuban President Raúl Castro announced on Friday that he would not attend the latest Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. In his place, the Cuban delegation is being led by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. While the theme of this year’s summit is dealing with government corruption throughout Latin […]

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Trump’s Cuba Travel Policies Backfire 

A new summary by the Associated Press of regulations for American travel to Cuba concludes that Trump’s new policies have produced the opposite of their declared intent. When Trump announced that ‘people-to-people’ travel to Cuba would no longer be permitted, many Americans shifted their travel to cruise excursions, with land excursions organized by the government. […]

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Daily Briefing – April 13, 2018

New Nominee for Secretary of State Favors Cuba Engagement: Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo told a Senate committee yesterday that he is in favor of improving ties with Cuba. Despite concerns for the safety of U.S. diplomats in Cuba, Pompeo said he want to build a team in Havana that “represents the finest of American diplomacy.” […]

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Daily Briefing – April 12, 2018

Melbana Looking for Drilling Partners in Cuba: Melbana Energy, one of the few foreign firms working in the Cuban oil sector, is looking for a partner to help it drill for petroleum in Cuba. Melbana, an oil exploration and production company based in Australia, is looking for at least $20 million to drill two wells near the […]

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