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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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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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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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Díaz-Canel 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 nations have been strategic allies since […]

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Díaz-Canel 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 assembly with an homage to outgoing president Raul […]

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