Policy Isn’t Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Bottleneck – It’s Business Programs

Policy Isn’t Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Bottleneck – It’s Business Programs

By Wes Wagner At first, the sunlit logo of a thriving private business seemed ironic beside the shadowed poster of the communist president, Raul Castro. Upon closer inspection, the juxtaposition made sense–the poster of Raul actually contained an endorsement of private business. In English, it read: “Cuba counts on cuentapropistas as the engine of future … Read more

Southwest Airlines Receives Approval For FLL/Tampla-Havana Flights

Southwest Airlines Receives Approval For FLL/Tampla-Havana Flights

Southwest Airlines today was informed by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the carrier has been preliminarily awarded authority to serve Havana with twice daily nonstop service from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and once daily nonstop service from Tampa Bay International Airport. Pending finalized authority from DOT and subject to requisite approvals from the Cuban … Read more

A New Cultural Cruise to Cuba

A New Cultural Cruise to Cuba

Looking for a cultural cruise on a small-ship to Cuba? You’re in luck. Friendly Planet Travel, one of the leading companies specializing in Cuba travel, has teamed up with Celestyal Cruises to provide a culturally immersive experience in a seven-night all-inclusive voyage through Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Punta Francés, Isla de Juventud and Cienfuegos. Tour-goers … Read more

Reports of Energy Rationing Likely Stem from Declines in Cuba’s Crafty Barter Deals

Reports of Energy Rationing Likely Stem from Declines in Cuba’s Crafty Barter Deals

According to a report by Reuters, a statement issued by Cuba’s Council of Ministers this week said Economy Minister Marino Murillo explained to Council members the country’s economic situation and restrictions being adopted for the rest of the year, without giving details. The restrictions apply to some state firms and joint ventures and include reductions … Read more