What is Cuba, Inc?

What is Cuba, Inc?

By the Cuba Journal staff Philippe Pouletty had a proposal for a vaccine to treat chronic Hepatitis B. His idea was to work with the Cuban government to float a company on Euronext, with the government as shareholder, according to Reuters. But it’s a little too soon for these kind of “capitalist proposals,” as Pouletty … Read more

Cuba’s Financial Road to Economic Transformation

Cuba’s Financial Road to Economic Transformation

Despite President Obama’s recent initiative to normalize bilateral relations, US Congress remains a major obstacle to Cuba’s decades long political and economic estrangement. The Helms-Burton Act in particular requires outstanding claims against Cuba to be resolved before sanctions are lifted – and also limits executive authority to fully lift sanctions until Cuba’s government is democratically … Read more

Cuba Art Biennial: Between The Idea And The Experience

Cuba Art Biennial: Between The Idea And The Experience

by Ewa Wrońska, Cuba Journal Contributor President, CubaArt.pl Photo: Jorge Luis Rodriguez Aguilar (aguilarjlr), deputy director, teacher of graphic design, photography, drawing, audiovisual narrative “Entre la idea y la experiencia” (between the idea and the experience) is the title of the 12th edition of the Biennial event, currently held in Havana. Where does the title … Read more

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

By the Cuba Journal staff The United States House of Representatives has voted to retain restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens. The House voted 247-176 to retain the restrictions, which was included in a bill involving transportation funding. According to a report in the Telegraph, the provision “would block new rules issued in … Read more

More Airlines Will Be Flying Between Canada and Cuba

More Airlines Will Be Flying Between Canada and Cuba

Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff Canada is expanding its air links with Cuba, according to a government statement. Canada’s Ministry of Transport, Lisa Raitt, announced an expansion of the Canada-Cuba Air Transport Agreement, which will allow for more airlines to operate between the two countries. The agreement builds on the 1998 Canada-Cuba Air … Read more