Here’s a New Competition for Cuba’s Tech Entrepreneurs

Here’s a New Competition for Cuba’s Tech Entrepreneurs

A new competition for Cuban entrepreneurs was announced yesterday at AngelSummit Americas in Miami. The international competition, 10x10KCuba, is a call to innovation for the island’s emerging technology sector, which seeks to help talented programmers and entrepreneurs in Cuba integrate into the global startup community. Leaders at the forefront of Cuba’s growth and development in the … Read more

Cuba’s First Remittances and Financial Services Conference

Cuba’s First Remittances and Financial Services Conference

IMTC has announced today that after several meetings with Cuban authorities the IMTC CUBA 2016 Conference has been given a green light. IMTC hosts the world’s largest Money Transfer Conferences and Trade Fairs. With remittances continuing to rise, the industry is seeing significant changes to the traditional business models with new developments from the Fintech … Read more

Cuba’s Commercial Creditors Prepare to Negotiate

Cuba’s Commercial Creditors Prepare to Negotiate

According to a report in the Financial Times, Cuba’s commercial creditors have hired Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, a professor at Queen Mary University of London, to help organize an effort to negotiate settlement terms for Cuba’s defaulted private sector claims. Background A country’s debt is made up of official debts it has with other countries (bilateral) and … Read more

Cuba’s Booming Cruise Port

By the Cuba Journal staff The current cruise season is set to be the best of the last decade in Santiago de Cuba, with 24 berths planned by the end of this month. Large cruise vessels like Silver Explorer, Celestyal Crystal, Amadea, Serenissima and Sea Cloud have anchored in Santiago Bay, mainly through travel agencies … Read more

Here Are U.S. Airlines’ Possible Routes and Gateways to Cuba

Here Are U.S. Airlines’ Possible Routes and Gateways to Cuba

Earlier this year, the US Department of Transportation opened applications for US carriers to fly into Cuba. According to Sabre, up to 110 scheduled daily flights are available for officially sanctioned commercial flights to Cuba’s ten airports, including 20 daily flights into Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Airlines eagerly filed applications to fly non-charter flights to Cuba. … Read more

Engage Cuba’s Latest Partner

Engage Cuba’s Latest Partner

By the Cuba Journal Staff Engage Cuba has a major new partner. The coalition of private companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba has announced a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association. “We are extremely pleased to welcome AH&LA to Engage Cuba. AH&LA is the industry leader … Read more