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‘Sonic Attacks’ Now in China

The U.S. State Department is investigating whether a ‘sonic attack’ experienced by a U.S. government employee in China mimics the ones experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that the incident in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is “very similar” and “entirely consistent” with what happened in Havana. […]

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Cuba Grants Turkish Firm 15-year Cruise Port Deal

Turkey-based Global Ports Holding has won a 15-year contract with Cuba’s Aries Transport to operate the Havana cruise port. The agreement commences June 21, with built-in incentives based on passenger growth. GPH will also work with its Cuban partners to design new cruise terminals at the port, which it will market and manage. The port […]

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Cuba No. 3 Destination for Vietnamese Investment

Vietnam’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) reports that Cuba is now the third biggest international destination for Vietnamese enterprises after Laos and Cambodia. Despite the geographical distance, Vietnamese firms registered to invest $19.9 million in Cuba in the first trimester of 2018, according to FIA. Projects include oil and gas exploration, and diaper and washing powder production […]

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The U.S. and Cuba Clash Over Human Rights at U.N.

The United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday listened to statements made by Cuba, the U.S., and some 140 other countries as it prepares a report on human rights in the Cuba. The council periodically reviews human rights records in all of the U.N.’s 193 members; this year it is reviewing 14 nations, including Cuba. The […]

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Venezuela Buying Foreign Oil for Cuba

Unable to produce sufficient oil for export from its own reserves, Venezuela has been buying Russian crude oil and shipping it directly to Cuba, according to an exclusive report by Reuters. The news service documented purchases of some $440 million worth of Russian Urals crude by Venezuela, which it then delivered to Cuba for prices […]

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Tampa Gets Larger Cruise Ship for Cuba

Increased demand for travel to Cuba has led Royal Caribbean to increase the size of the vessel it uses to sail from the Port of Tampa. Royal Caribbean is bringing The Majesty of the Seas to Tampa, port officials announced yesterday. The Majesty carries 2,350 passengers, an increase of 500 passengers per trip compared to […]

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Cuban Continuity on Display for May Day Rally

In a show of unity, Raúl Castro stood side by side with Cuba’s new President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, during the annual May Day festivities. May Day is celebrated in socialist countries worldwide in support of workers. One of the key speakers at the rally, where hundreds of thousands paraded through Revolution Square, was Ulises Guilarte of […]

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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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