Archive for the ‘Cuba Blog’ Category

October 2, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Letter from Cuba – Where Technology is More Than Bright Shiny Objects

This week, we visited Cuba with a delegation of highly knowledgeable and engaged women leaders;  enabling us to share what we have learned, expand what know, and engage with Cubans – new and familiar, in government, civil society, and among the self-employed -with fresh eyes and ears.  One story of… read more »

September 25, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: The hardliners’ autumn

This Tuesday, on the eve of the autumnal equinox, Pope Francis flew north to Washington from Santiago de Cuba to meet President Obama. The meeting joined the moral authority of the Pontiff and the political authority of the President to accelerate the embargo’s ongoing fall from grace. Aboard his plane… read more »

September 18, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: As Francis Takes Flight to Cuba, Obama Revises the Rules

Pope Francis will land in Cuba tomorrow for a three-day visit for what the Vatican has called a “complex trip.”   In the run-up to his visit, Cubans were able to prescreen a video from the Pontiff whose message was direct, open, and clear:   “I would like to convey to… read more »

September 18, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: CDA Statement on New Cuba Rules Easing Restrictions on Travel and Trade

New Cuba Trade and Travel Rules Will Intensify Business Ties and Expand Benefits of Normalization WASHINGTON – According to Sarah Stephens, executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA), wide-ranging changes in regulations announced today by the Obama administration will vastly expand opportunities for a broad range… read more »

September 18, 2015 |

U.S. issues new rules boosting travel, trade with Cuba; Countries close to pacts on mail service and flights

The Obama administration today issued new regulations further easing restrictions on travel to Cuba and doing business in Cuba, changes that will benefit people and businesses in both countries.  Restrictions on certain remittances to Cuba have been entirely removed. Press reports also indicate that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed… read more »

September 11, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: A Guy from TV Marti Walks into a Bar

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. A civil servant from TV Martí walks into a bar, orders 12 shots, and starts drinking them as fast as he can. The bartender interrupts him to ask, “Why on Earth are you drinking so fast?” The guy says, “You’d be drinking fast,… read more »

August 31, 2015 |

Why Ending the Embargo is Good for Our Health

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has released a video explaining why they believe, CimaVax, Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine is “a game changer.”  The vaccine, which is now used in Cuba and elsewhere to slow the progression of the disease, could be used in the future to prevent its onset… read more »

August 21, 2015 |

CUBA CENTRAL NEWSBLAST: Trump vs. Trump — is there another way to think about doing business in Cuba?

Back in 1996, Pamela Falk gave us a glimpse of Donald Trump’s vision of doing business with Cuba: “The people of Cuba are the greatest in the world. I’d like to help them rebuild the country and return it to its original splendor. And as soon as the law changes, I am… read more »

August 20, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: CDA Urges Treasury Secretary Lew to Expand Travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) is urging Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to expand travel to Cuba by permitting individuals to visit the island under the same rules that govern trips by organizations that sponsor groups under the people-to-people program. The letter sent to the… read more »

August 17, 2015

Sarah Stephens y Ric Herrero: Optimistas

PROGRESO SEMANAL– LA HABANA. Sarah Stephens, directora del Center for Democracy in the Americas, y Ric Herrero, director ejecutivo de Cubanow, uno de los más importantes lobbys a favor del restablecimeinto de las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos, ofrecieron en exclusiva a Progreso Semanal sus impresiones sobre la inauguración de… read more »