How New Cuba Flights Will Impact Travel

How New Cuba Flights Will Impact Travel

By Peggy Goldman Cuba Journal Contributor For Americans wishing to finally experience Cuba’s rich Afro-European culture after fifty years of embargo and enmity, news that commercial air service is on the horizon (pun, fully intended) is being met with celebration. And it should. For consumers, commercial air service means increased competition, lower fares and more … Read more

Cuba, Russia to Expand Biotech Cooperation

A new level of cooperation in Cuba By Dana Niland Cuba and Russia have a series of agreements aimed at expanding cooperation in biotechnology. Eulogio Pimentel, director general of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) for the business group BioCubaFarma, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Alexander Chernov, Vice President of the Skolkovo … Read more

U.S. and Cuban Delegation Discusses Cyber Security

U.S. and Cuban Delegation Discusses Cyber Security

On Tuesday, working-level representatives from the United States and Cuba held a technical meeting in Havana to exchange information and best practices related to preventing cybercrime and online fraud, including in the areas of pharmaceutical fraud and illicit narcotics. Participants also discussed the legal framework for investigating and penalizing cybercrime. Additionally, participants held a session … Read more

Here’s the Biggest Cuban-American Ponzi Scheme in History

Here’s the Biggest Cuban-American Ponzi Scheme in History

On March 3, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a prominent Miami-based business leader (dubbed “Miami’s little Madoff”) and his wife with fraud for conducting a $135 million Ponzi scheme with real estate investments from hundreds of elderly Cuban-American investors living in South Florida. In 2012, Gasten E. Cantens plead guilty and was sentenced … Read more

How to Invest in Cuban Rum Production

How to Invest in Cuban Rum Production

Few things symbolizes Cuba’s special place in the world more than rum. It all started nearly 200 years ago when Facundo Bacardí Massó came to Cuba from Spain in 1830 and began to experiment with ways to refine rum. Today, Bacardi is no longer in Cuba, and a trademark dispute makes Bacardi’s future in Cuba … Read more