Cuba's Economic Reforms

Summary:

Relevant Facts:Nuevos Lineamientos
  • First draft written and approved in November 2010
  • Sixth Communist Party Congress convened in April 2011 to discuss and debate the Lineamientos.
  • Second draft written and approved in May 2011
  • 2/3 of the linemaientos were modified, integrated or eliminated in the second draft, and 36 new lineamientos were added.
  • Majority of new lineamientos were in the Macro Economics and the Agricultural Industry sections.
  • Total lineamientos in Draft I: 291
  • Total lineamientos in Draft II: 311
General Themes of the Lineamientos:
  • Increase unproductive land by 50%
  • Regain lost capital available to industry
  • Cut excessively high payrolls and restructure payroll and employment policies
  • Raise labor productivity with a combination of harsher discipline and more salary bonuses.
  • Increase exports in a wider array of products.
  • Reduce dependence on imports.
Various Initiatives:
I. Economic Management Model
  • 1: The socialist planning system will remain as the dominant strategy in Cuba.
  • 9: The creation of supply markets selling at wholesale prices, without subsidies for cooperatives, lessors, farmers and self-employed workers.
  • 22: The number of employees will be determined by the private enterprise.
II. Macroeconomic Policies
  • 56: Change taxation system in favor of a more progressive structure.
  • 62: The central authority will remain in control of price levels and structure.
VI. Social Policy
  • 162: The rations book will no longer be used as the method of distribution.
VII. Agricultural Policies
  • 172: Modify the production system to allow a more streamlined and efficient collection process.
  • 183: Develop a training program to provide education in the fields of vetinary, industrial technology, economics, administration and others.
X. Transport Policy
  • 286: Allow the sales of privately owned automobiles between individuals.
XI. Construction, Housing and Hydraulic Resource Policy
  • Allow the sales of private homes between individuals.
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
Date Title
9/28/17 U.S. plans major withdrawal of staff from embassy in Cuba
Steve Dorsey and Kylie Atwood, CBS News
9/28/17 Clueless on Cuba’s economy
The Economist
9/27/17 Trump’s effort to roll back ‘misguided’ Cuba policy stalls
James Rosen, Fox News
9/20/17 U.S.-Cuba commission meets for first time during Trump administration
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/19/17 Trump threatens Venezuela and puts Cuba on notice
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
9/18/17 Our Men and Women in Havana
William M. LeoGrande, Huff Post
9/18/17 US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans
Josh Lederman, ABC News
9/17/17 U.S. considering closing its embassy in Cuba
Carol Morello, Washington Post
9/4/17 Cuba begins 5-month political transition
Andrea Rodríguez, ABC News
August 2017
July 2017
Date Title
7/31/17 Cuba reins in entrepreneurs who take free enterprise too far
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/26/17 VOICE It’s More Than Cigars and Rum: Why Cuba Matters
James Stavridis, Foreign Policy
7/26/17 Treasury says more travel could be affected by Trump’s new Cuba policy
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/26/17 In Cuba, Obama policies only went so far
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
7/24/17 Tourism lifts Cuban economy but overall outlook is cloudy
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/23/17 Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post
Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, ABC News
7/23/17 As Trump writes new Cuba rules, anti-embargo politicians present a compromise
Alex Daugherty, Miami Herald
7/23/17 Cuba seeks to revive mining sector with new lead and zinc mine
Sarah Marsh, Reuters
7/23/17 New White House communications director has traveled to Cuba to scout investment opportunities
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
7/20/17 Controversial Mariel study puts Cuban-American professor in middle of storm
John Dorschner, Miami Herald
7/20/17 U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties: What a difference two years and a new president makes
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/19/17 As Trump writes new Cuba rules, anti-embargo politicians present a compromise
Alex Daugherty, Miami Herald
7/19/17 In Cuba, Trump’s policy shift casts dark shadow
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
7/18/17 In Cuba, Trump’s policy proving hard to follow
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
7/18/17 Cuba's financial crisis worsens: economy minister
Marc Frank, Reuters
7/18/17 To beat Trump restrictions, Americans rush plans to visit Cuba
Annika Hammerschlag, USA Today
7/17/17 Cuba’s median salary is higher but life remains difficult for workers with no other income
Mario J. Pentón and Luz Escobar, Miami Herald
7/17/17 Trump to suspend lawsuit provision of Helms-Burton
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/16/17 Cuba’s Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump
AP, CNBC
7/13/17 Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen
Marianna Parraga and Marc Frank, Reuters
7/13/17 Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy
William M. LeoGrande, Huff Post
7/12/17 Cuban Jewish Leaders Pen Open Letter In Support of U.S.-Cuba Relations
Carmen Sesin, NBC News
7/12/17 Has Travel to Cuba Been Trumped? A ‘Nation’ Forum
Peter Kornbluh, The Nation
7/11/17 U.S. names interim charge d’affaires at embassy in Havana
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
7/11/17 In Cuba, elections are genuine demonstration of democracy, Castro government says
Hatzel Vela, WPLG
7/10/17 Norwegian Cruise Line adds Cuba cruises from Port Canaveral
Gene Sloan, USA Today
7/9/17 A Retreat on Cuba Policy
Vicki Huddleston, New York Times
7/9/17 Cuba sees 2017 nickel, cobalt sulfides output at 54,500 tonnes
Reuters
7/5/17 Trump's Cuba Rollback is Bad for Cubans, Bad for Business
Roberta Braga, Newsweek
7/5/17 Some Cubans choose dose of private medicine despite price
Andrea Rodriguez, Miami Herald
7/4/17 Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump's new Cuba policy
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/4/17 Cuba’s state-run love motels make a comeback
Karen Gilchrist, CNBC
June 2017
Date Title
6/30/17 Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again
Alejandro de la Fuente, Miami Herald
6/28/17 Southwest Airlines to Scale Down Cuba Flights
Reuters, New York Times
6/27/17 New Trump Rules on Cuba Travel Leaves Winners and Losers
Andrea Rodriguez and Beth J. Harpaz, U.S. News and World Report
6/27/17 Can Trump Compete With Obama on Cuba?
Jorge Dominguez, New York Times
6/27/17 US airlines plan next move after Trump announces new policy toward Cuba
Hatzel Vela, WLRN
6/26/17 Cuba debate has come too far to relapse now
Andrew Otazo, Sun Sentinel
6/25/17 Could 1 million more Cubans be deemed ineligible for remittances?
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
6/22/17 What President Trump’s new Cuba policy means for American business
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
6/22/17 Trump Panders on Cuba, Preferring Cold War Over Progress
Doug Bandow, The American Conservative
6/22/17 Minnesota Will Still Engage With Cuba Despite Trump Setback
Sarah Marsh, US News and World Report
6/21/17 Director of U.S. office that oversees Radio, TV Martí resigns
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
6/21/17 New U.S. Cuba Policy is Unpopular, Just Like President Trump
Sofia Lotto Persia, Newsweek
6/21/17 Handing Cuba back to Russia is the wrong move for the US
Max Brooks, The Hill
6/20/17 Trump Policy Could Cut Remittances to a Million Cuban Families
William M. Leogrande and Marguerite Rose Jiménez, Huff Post
6/20/17 Capitalism Should Be Our Weapon of Choice in Cuba
Rand Paul, Reason
6/20/17 Trump's Rollback on Cuba: The Consequences of Undoing the Rapprochement
Michael J. Bustamante, Foreign Affairs
6/20/17 Trump's Cuba Travel Policy Leaves Heads Scratching
Andrew Bender, Forbes
6/19/17 Can Cuba count on America as a partner or an adversary?
Micho F. Spring, Boston Globe
6/19/17 Cubans seeking status stuck in legal limbo
Rick Jervis, USA Today
6/19/17 Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'
Francois Murphy, Reuters
6/18/17 Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
6/18/17 Cuba's small businesses say they will suffer under Trump's policy changes
Alan Gomez, USA Today
6/18/17 Former Obama aide on Cuba: Trump, GOP lawmakers don’t believe in freedom
Max Greenwood, The Hill
6/15/17 Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
6/15/17 Prominent Free Market Proponents Discourage Trump From Cuba Policy Rollback
Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller
6/15/17 Inside Oval Office, Rubio and Diaz-Balart pushed Trump to crack down on Cuba
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
6/15/17 Trump to face protests over rollback of Obama's Cuba opening
Alan Gomez, USA Today
6/14/17 Putin’s stake in President Trump’s decision On Cuba policy
Patrick Leahy, The Hill
6/14/17 Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Cuba
Carolyn Kenney and John Norris, Center for American Progress
6/14/17 5 Reasons Rolling Back Cuba Policies Is Bad For U.S. Business
Robert Donachie, The Daily Caller
6/14/17 Trump’s policy changes will give new ammunition to Cuba’s dictatorship
Andrés Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
6/13/17 U.S.-Cuba policy must now move forward, not back
Mike Fernandez, Miami Herald
6/13/17 Don’t Reverse Cuba Policy
Human Rights Watch
6/13/17 High on Cuba policy proposal: restricting U.S. business deals with Cuba’s military-run entities
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
6/12/17 Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say
Patrick Oppmann, CNN
6/12/17 Poll: Most GOP Against Changing Cuba Policy
Curt Mills, US News
6/12/17 Your Trip to Havana Might Have to Wait. What Trump’s policies for Cuba will mean for human rights.
Marselha Gonçalves Margerin, Amnesty International
6/11/17 Congressional Republicans send letters to Trump and administration urging Cuba remain open
Serena Marshall, ABC News
6/11/17 Don’t the Cuban People Have it Tough Enough?
Jeff Flake, Medium
6/11/17 If Trump Reverses Course With Cuba, ‘It Would Be A Gift To Putin’
Robert Donachie, The Daily Caller
6/8/17 Did Rubio trade the integrity of U.S. for a Cuba-policy shift from Trump?
Fabiolo Santiago, Miami Herald
6/8/17 Trump might ditch the historic US-Cuba opening for slivers of support in Washington
Tim Fernholz, Quartz
6/7/17 Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom
Sarah Marsh, Reuters
6/5/17 Russia, Cuba, Comey, and Trump
William M. LeoGrande, Huffington Post
6/5/17 How Cuba policy, and its inevitable drama, ensnared Trump’s White House
Patricia Mazzei, Nora Gámez Torres, Anita Kumar, Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
6/5/17 Undoing All the Good Work on Cuba
The Editorial Board, New York Times
6/4/17 An old affliction haunts The Cuban: Exile politics and divisions
Fabiola Santiago, Miami Herald
6/4/17 If Trump reverses the U.S. Cuba policy, airlines and cruise lines could lose $3.5 billion
Chabeli Herrera, Miami Herald
6/1/17 Cuban Parliament Approves Communist Party Roadmap
Marc Frank and Sarah Marsh, Reuters
6/1/17 Cuban Entrepreneurs Start First Private Business Group
Andrea Rodriguez, U.S. News and World Report
May 2017
Date Title
5/31/17 Trump weighs shift on Cuba
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
5/30/17 Sources: Florida Rep. Leveraged Health Care Vote To Try To Get Concessions On Cuba Policy
Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller
5/30/17 Cuba Rollback Could Cost Trump On Jobs Front
Jessica Holzer, Foreign Policy
5/29/17 Donald Trump Set to Reverse Barack Obama's Policies on Cuba
Harriet Sinclair, Newsweek
5/25/17 U.S. lawmakers reintroduce bill to end restrictions on Cuba travel
Reuters
5/25/17 40 travel companies ask Trump not to reinstate Cuba travel restrictions
Kari Paul, MarketWatch
5/23/17 How Cuba's growing internet is fuelling new businesses
Natalie Sherman, BBC
5/23/17 Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba
Reuters, New York Post
5/21/17 Cubans become the road warriors of D.C. diplomatic corps
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
5/18/17 Trump will not announce highly anticipated changes in Cuba policy
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
5/17/17 Trump's critical Cuba policy
Paul D. Eaton and David L. McGinnis, Politico
5/15/17 How US tech companies can help Cuban entrepreneurs
Ryan Lawler, TechCrunch
5/11/17 Meet Cuba’s first Internet entrepreneurs at Disrupt New York
TechCrunch
5/11/17 Here's why Cuba should be on Francis' agenda when he meets Trump
William M. LeoGrande, National Catholic Reporter
5/9/17 Bulgari Watches and Lacoste Shirts: Cuba Opens First Luxury Mall
NBC News
5/4/17 Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
5/4/17 Cuba 2018: What To Expect As Castro Rule Comes To An End
Simon Whistler, Forbes
5/3/17 Russia resumes oil shipments to Cuba, helps fill Venezuelan breach
Marc Frank, Reuters
5/1/17 Protester disrupts start of Cuba's annual May Day parade
ABC News, Michael Weissenstein
5/1/17 Push and Pull on Cuba
The Editorial Board, New York Times
5/1/17 Port Tampa Bay's first Tampa to Cuba cruise set sail on Sunday
ABC WFTS
April 2017
Date Title
4/30/17 U.S. airlines are not giving up on Cuba after all
Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
4/27/17 Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba
Ted Piccone, The National Interest
4/26/17 Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain
Michael Weissenstein, Fox News
4/26/17 Google Global Cache is now available in Cuba
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/26/17 Fast-track drilling for Cuba envisioned
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
4/26/17 Cuban sugar burns to recapture sweet smell of success
Hector Velasco, YAHOO News
4/24/17 Engagement with Cuba Is a Bipartisan Issue
William M. Leogrande, Huffington Post
4/24/17 Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven
Jacqueline Charles and Mimi Whitefield
4/20/17 Retired military leaders urge Trump to engage with Cuba
Ellen Mitchell, The Hill
4/19/17 Cuba and the Art of the Deal
William M. Leogrande and Marguerite Rose Jímenez, The American Conservative
4/16/17 Spirit becomes third U.S. airline to call it quits in Cuba
Ben Mutzabaugh , USA Today
4/12/17 ‘They owe me $2,000,’ Cuban Airbnb host says of the company
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/12/17 In Cuba, young people are weighing professional dreams against the allure of the new economy
Deepa Fernandes, PRI
4/4/17 Norwegian Cruise Line announces 33 Miami-to-Cuba trips for 2018 cruise season
Emon Reiser, South Florida Business Journal
4/4/17 Trump administration continues to issue OFAC licenses authorizing business with Cuba
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
4/3/17 Cuban uses condoms, tropical fruit to make own brand of wine
Andrea Rodriguez, New York Times
4/2/17 What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba
The Economist
March 2017
Date Title
3/27/17 Despite Some Tensions, Evangelical Churches Booming in Cuba
Andrea Rodriguez, U.S. News
3/26/17 As Cuba’s economy flat-lines, retirement has become notional
The Economist
3/26/17 Christie Renews Call to Demand Cuba Return Convicted Killer
U.S. News, AP
3/26/17 Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
AFP, YAHOO News
3/23/17 Scramble for GOP healthcare votes suddenly puts Cuba policy in play
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
3/23/17 The next year will determine Raúl Castro’s economic legacy
Mimi Whitefield and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
3/21/17 Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better US relations
Emily Swanson and Michael Weissenstein, Washington Post
3/21/17 Cuba starts offering home internet service, but few are buying
Fox News
3/21/17 Cuba should prepare for the Trump hard line
Christopher Sabatini and Giancarlo Sopo, Financial Times
3/13/17 Two airlines already calling it quits in Cuba
Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today
3/12/17 The first Cuba tourism boom is over. Here comes the next wave: cruises
Chabeli Herrera, Miami Herald
3/9/17 Nestle close to signing off on new factory in Cuba
Sarah Marsh, Globe and Mail
3/6/17 Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy
Marc Frank, Reuters
3/5/17 Cuba has ‘largest pool of untapped IT talent in the Americas’
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
3/2/17 Preparing for a business career in Cuba takes persistence
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
3/2/17 Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?
Will Grant, BBC
February 2017
January 2017
Date Title
1/30/17 Trump's Cuba Opportunity
1/30/17 Waiting for change in Cuba
John Caulfield, The Hill
1/26/17 Cuba in the Age of Trump
Lauren Steele, Rolling Stone
1/26/17 Florida company gets OK to ship electric cars to Cuba
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
1/25/17 Cuba's Castro warns Trump to respect country's sovereignty
Nelson Acosta, Reuters
1/25/17 Governor wants funds cut for South Florida ports that ink Cuba deals
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
1/24/17 Trump’s New Cuba Negotiator Fought For Stronger Cuba Ties
Hayes Brown, Buzzfeed
1/24/17 Charcoal — the first legal cargo from Cuba in more than 50 years — arrives at Port Everglades
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
1/19/17 Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
1/18/17 U.S. provides some answers to lingering questions on new immigration policy for Cubans
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
1/17/17 Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: 'aggression doesn't work'
Helen Yaffe, The Guardian
1/17/17 U.S.-Cuba detente supporters make last-ditch effort to sway Trump
Marc Frank, YAHOO
1/17/17 In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba
Gregory Korte, USA Today
1/16/17 Cuba’s Raul Castro Meets with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President
Reuters, Fortune
1/16/17 ‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba
Frances Robles, New York Times
1/16/17 Don’t expect Trump to reinstate special immigration status for Cubans
Patricia Mazzei, Lesley Clark, and Nora Gámez Torres
1/12/17 U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims
Abel Fernández, Miami Herald
1/12/17 US rescinds 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans
David Adams and Lorena Arroyo, Univision
1/11/17 Tillerson says Trump is prepping to review Obama’s Cuba policy
Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post
1/10/17 Cuba’s Budding Private Sector Looks Nervously to Future
Juan Forero, Wall Street Journal
1/9/17 Eight Myths About Obama’s Opening To Cuba
William M. LeoGrande, Huffington Post
1/8/17 Kerry’s ‘exit’ memo to Obama on Cuba, other countries sounds as if it’s aimed at Trump
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
1/5/17 Artisanal charcoal to become 1st Cuban export to US
Associated Press, Chicago Tribune
1/5/17 Former diplomats urge Trump to undo ‘unlawful’ Obama Cuba policy
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
1/5/17 U.S. trade with Cuba figures don’t add up
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
1/4/17 The U.S.-Cuba relationship changed — and so did the lives of these dancers
Jordan Levin, Miami Herald
1/4/17 Cuba says 'yes' to English as tourism flourishes
Will Grant, BBC
December 2016
Date Title
12/28/16 Raul Castro pushes Cuba to welcome more foreign investment
Andrea Torres, Local 10
12/27/16 Cuba says economy shrank this year in tandem with Venezuela crisis
Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank, Reuters
12/27/16 Why Cuba's Muslim Population is Growing
Lucy Westcott, Newsweek
12/26/16 Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017
Andrew Rodriguez, ABC News
12/26/16 AP's regional offices return to Cuba
Joe Uchill, The Hill
12/21/16 An opportunity for Donald Trump in Cuba
Carlos Gutierrez, The Hill
12/19/16 The Cuban rum industry is booming
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/19/16 Doing Business in a Post-Fidel Cuba
Pablo González AlonsoAlec Lee, Harvard Business Review
12/19/16 Cuba announces home internet trial scheme in Havana
BBC
12/18/16 Was vote by Miami’s Cuban community a referendum on Obama’s policy?
Mary Ellen Klas and Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
12/18/16 Reversing Cuba policy seen as a punch in the gut to Latin America
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
12/15/16 U.S., Cuba explore renewable energy options
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
12/15/16 On 2nd anniversary, Cubans race to sign U.S. contracts to secure opening
Alan Gomez, USA Today
12/15/16 Cuba wants to pay off some of its Cold War debt in rum
Ishaan Tharoor
12/15/16 Trump a big question mark for people in Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/14/16 White House hopes Cuba policy too 'irreversible' for Trump to turn back
Reuters, CBC
12/14/16 Cuba Gets Back in Action as Big Film Shoots Return
Elaine Diaz, Variety
12/13/16 Cuba, in Clothes
Chavie Lieber, Racked
12/12/16 Google, Cuba Sign Allowing Faster Access to Company's Data
Michael Weissenstein, ABC News
12/11/16 Powerful anti-embargo Cuban Americans split over how close is too close to Castro regime
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
12/11/16 Google said to reach agreement with cuba for expanded service
The Guardian
12/8/16 Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates
Azam Ahmed, New York Times
12/8/16 Make space at Havana Harbor: Pearl Seas Cruises joins the cruise frenzy to Cuba
Chabeli Herrera, Miami Herald
12/7/16 Businessman Trump urged to keep U.S.-Cuba detente going
Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
12/7/16 Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines Launch Cuba Service
Justin Bachman and Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg
12/7/16 Will doors close on travel to Cuba?
Christopher Muther, Boston Globe
12/6/16 Cuban oil program accelerating
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
12/6/16 Cuba, U.S. to discuss detente in wake of Trump election
Sarah Marsh and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
12/5/16 "Raúl Castro at Fidel’s final homage: ‘We vow to defend the homeland and socialism’"
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
12/4/16 Cuba tries to figure out political standing in Trump era
Patricia Mazzei and Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
12/1/16 The case for continued US-Cuba engagement
Alana Tummino, CNN
12/1/16 American Airlines Cutting Number of Flights to Cuba After Weak Demand
NBC
November 2016
Date Title
11/30/16 White House Pushing Cuba on Deals for GE, Google
Carol E. Lee and Felicia Schwartz
11/29/16 U.S. to send 2 representatives to Castro’s memorial
Patricia Mazzei and Vera Bergengruen
11/29/16 Threatening Cuba Will Backfire
The Editorial Board, The New York Times
11/28/16 CUBA stock fund surges after Fidel Castro's death
Paul R. La Monica, CNN Money
11/28/16 Trump threatens to terminate US-Cuba thaw
BBC
11/28/16 It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/28/16 US companies positioning for Cuba's rising fortunes after Fidel Castro
Heesun Wee, CNBC
11/27/16 Fidel Castro's death could ensure Obama's opening to Cuba survives
Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
11/27/16 Cuba after Castro: How much change, and how quickly?
Carmen Sesin, CNBC
11/20/16 Cuban human rights activist urges U.S. to suspend trade and investment in Cuba until regime stops oppression
Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino
11/20/16 Another sign of change in Cuba: Delta Air Lines selling tickets from Havana office
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/20/16 U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba
Alan Gómez, USA Today
11/17/16 Why professionals in Cuba have gone start-up crazy
Marguerite Ward, CNBC
11/15/16 Business or Politics? Examining Donald Trump’s Record for Clues to Cuba Policy
Frances Robles, New York Times
11/13/16 What does a Trump presidency mean for US-Cuba relations?
Will Grant, BBC
11/13/16 A Trump attempt to reverse Obama’s Cuba policies could be complicated and costly
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/7/16 Richard Feinberg analyzes a Cuban economy in transition
Mimi Whitefield
11/6/16 Cuba Rejects Ballyhooed Plan For A U.S. Factory On The Island
Tim Padgett, WLRN
11/3/16 Editorial: The Cuba conundrum: Engagement vs. embargo
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune
11/2/16 How Cuba Plans to Speed Up Its Lagging Foreign Investment Drive
Reuters, Fortune
11/1/16 Cuba opens to world at Havana trade fair but few U.S. companies are present
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herlad
11/1/16 The missing business boom for U.S. companies in Cuba
AP, CBS News
October 2016
Date Title
10/31/16 S. Korea, Cuba move to boost bilateral trade, economic cooperation
The Korea Times
10/27/16 More oil likely in Cuba
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI
10/26/16 U.S. Abstains in U.N. Vote Condemning Cuba Embargo
Somini Sengupta and Rick Gladstone, New York Times
10/26/16 Cuba, France assess development projects after debt renegotiation
EFE, Fox News Latino
10/25/16 How Our New Relationship With Cuba Will Improve Americans’ Health
Erin Schumaker, Huffington Post
10/25/16 Is the U.S. trade embargo risking lives in Cuba?
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
10/24/16 Trump threatens to reverse diplomatic relations with Cuba
David Wright, CNN
10/24/16 Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants
Melissa Block, NPR
10/23/16 Kaine says progress made with Cuba 'will go forward, never backwards'
EFE, Fox News Latino
10/23/16 New trade-regulation debate: Should the U.S. share intelligence with Cuba?
Franco Ordoñez, In Cuba Today
10/23/16 Deciphering new Cuba regulations: 5 changes that could prove significant
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
10/20/16 American bullish on Cuba despite demand uncertainty
Bart Jansen and Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today
10/20/16 Normalization of Relations With Cuba Is All But Irreversible Now
Pete Kornbluh, The Nation
10/19/16 Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming
Carrie Kahn, NPR
10/19/16 Havana lashes out against Obama directive on friendlier Cuba policy
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
10/18/16 Can a challenge to Obama’s Cuba policies succeed?
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
10/18/16 Illinois business: Let's make a Cuba trade deal
Robert Reed, Chicago Tribune
10/18/16 Can a challenge to Obama’s Cuba policies succeed?
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
10/18/16 Top Republican pledges to maintain Cuba trade embargo
Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
10/17/16 Homegrown fashion industry bursts onto scene in Cuba
Andrea Rodriguez, Chicago Sun Times
10/17/16 Havana suspends new licenses for private restaurants, owners fret
Marc Frank, Reuters
10/17/16 It’s Congress’s Turn to Act on Cuba
David Shipley, Bloomberg
10/16/16 Obama eases restrictions on Cuba, lifts limits on rum and cigars
Matt Spetalnick and Sarah Marsh, Reuters
10/12/16 Cuban startups face hurdles Silicon Valley can’t imagine
Kari Paul, MarketWatch
10/10/16 Juan Williams: Cuba connection will cost Trump dear
Juan Williams, The Hill
10/9/16 US embargo leaves Cuban farmers waiting for modernity
Will Grant, BBC
10/6/16 On the trail of Indian labourers in Cuba
Ed Augustín, Al Jazeera
10/4/16 Democratic challenger hits Ros-Lehtinen on her signature issue: Cuba
Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
10/2/16 Cuba approves U.S. air marshals on commercial flights
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
September 2016
Date Title
9/29/16 Obama's pick as ambassador to Cuba has '0% chance' of approval, union says
The Guardian, David Smith
9/28/16 How Shimon Peres Helped Bring Peace Between Cuba and the U.S.
Matt Vasilogambros, The Atlantic
9/28/16 Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negotiations on human rights
Michael Weissenstein, Washington Post
9/27/16 Obama nominates ambassador to Cuba
Jordan Fabian, The Hill
9/26/16 A New Cuba
Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
9/25/16 Private ‘non-gallery’ offers new opportunities to Cuban artists
Mimi Whitefield, In Cuba Today
9/21/16 Trump's new Cuba position provokes anxiety on the island
Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Fox News
9/20/16 Rubio wants answers from White House on security of Cuba flights
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/18/16 In Miami, Trump morphs back into a Cuba hardliner
Marc Caputo, Politico
9/18/16 Cienfuegos entrepreneurs hope U.S. tourists will boost scant business
Mimi Whitefield, In Cuba Today
9/15/16 Rubio Calls For Suspension of Cuba Flights After TSA Admits No Agreement on Air Marshals
J.J. Gallagher, ABC News
9/15/16 Is it time for U.S. to ease restrictions on farm trade with Cuba?
Sophie Ota, In Cuba Today
9/14/16 Cuba Confounds the Online Travel Agents
Justin Bachman, Bloomberg
9/13/16 House panel advances bill to halt Cuba flights
Melanie Zonona, The Hill
9/11/16 Ex-jailed American subcontractor: Cuba needs to join the 21st Century
Nora Gámez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
9/7/16 U.S. lawmakers want moratorium on commercial flights to Cuba
Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
9/7/16 Algeria to send oil to Cuba to offset falling Venezuelan supplies
Reuters
9/7/16 Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles
Scott McCartney, Wall Street Journal
9/5/16 Air travel to Cuba divides Congress
Melanie Zanona, The Hill
9/5/16 Mariel port head outlines Cuba’s long-term shipping prospects
Greg Miller, JOC
9/1/16 Cuba turns to foreign investors as cheap Venezuelan oil fades
Ezra Fieser and Vanessa Dezem, In Cuba Today
9/1/16 Brace yourself, Cuba, the Americans are coming
CBS News
August 2016
Date Title
8/31/16 First U.S. commercial flight in 5 decades lands in Cuba
Alan Gomez, USA Today
8/30/16 New Cuba tourism seen slow to take off despite U.S. flights
Marc Frank and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters
8/30/16 New Cuba Flights May Intensify Lobbying to Dissolve Tourism Ban
Stephanie Beasley, Bloomberg BNA
8/29/16 Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba augurs the demise of the ‘mules’
AFP, In Cuba Today
8/29/16 More bad news for new ideas in Cuba
Paul Hare, In Cuba Today
8/29/16 Cashing in on Cuba: Why the U.S. tourism industry isn’t waiting for Congress to lift the embargo
Angelo Young, Salon
8/28/16 U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
8/25/16 Cuba plays critical role in Colombia peace deal
Alan Gómez, USA Today
8/25/16 Cuba shipping gains unlikely in the short term
Greg Miller, JOC
8/24/16 Pool owners in Viñales rebel against bureaucracy
Zunilda Mata, In Cuba Today
8/23/16 Kaine: U.S., Cuba should discuss human rights
Patricia Mazzei, In Cuba Today
8/22/16 AT&T to launch roaming access in Cuba
Joan E. Solsman, CNET
8/18/16 Cuba’s Startup Path to Entrepreneurship
Kamilia Lahrichi, U.S. News
8/17/16 Cuba steps up campaign against U.S. immigration policies
Franco Ordoñez, In Cuba Today
8/16/16 The Cuban-American Generation Gap
Alyson Krueger, New York Times
8/16/16 Cuba sticks to modest reform plan despite poor results
Marc Frank, Reuters
8/14/16 What next for US-Cuba relations?
Will Grant, CNN
8/11/16 How a GOP hardliner on Cuba changed sides and what it cost him
James Rosen, In Cuba Today
8/11/16 Tiny Polish car catches a wave in auto-crazy Cuba
Michael Wessenstein, Washington Post
8/10/16 'People are complaining openly in Cuba and this has never happened before'
Naomi Larsson, The Guardian
8/10/16 U.S. air marshals will be aboard Cuba flights
Mimi Whitefield, In Cuba Today
8/8/16 American and Cuban bankers hold historic meeting
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
8/4/16 Group pushing trade with Cuba launches in NM
Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal
8/3/16 Cuba sees tourism rise, French will renovate Havana airport
Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Washington Post
July 2016
Date Title
7/29/16 U.S. and Cuba Take Steps to Expedite Claims Process
Jay Solomon, Wall Street Journal
7/28/16 JetBlue will be the first commercial airline to fly to Cuba — so far
Chabeli Herrera, Miami Herald
7/28/16 Venezuela cuts oil shipments to Cuba forcing Castro to consider veering to U.S.
Franz von Bergen, Fox News Latino
7/26/16 Cuba: Open for Business?
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater, Huffington Post
7/26/16 Venezuela’s economic woes send a chill over closest ally Cuba
Marc Frank, Financial Times
7/23/16 America’s Conflicted Cuba Policy
The Editorial Board, New York Times
7/21/16 As Relations With U.S. Thaw, International Productions Are Converging on Cuba
Nick Vivarelli, Variety
7/21/16 Indians help build Cuba hotels as foreign labor ban weakens
Marc Frank, Reuters
7/20/16 Rubio vows to keep up fight against U.S. ambassador in Cuba
Nahal Toosi, Politico
7/20/16 Cuban ambassador: Destroying revolution still U.S. goal
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
7/20/16 Cuba’s human rights abuses worse despite U.S. ties
Andrés Oppenheimer, In Cuba Today
7/19/16 FedEx first U.S. cargo carrier to service Cuba
Lewis King, Air Cargo World
7/18/16 GOP warming up to Cuba travel
Tim Devaney, The Hill
7/18/16 Economic hardships in Cuba spark rumors of a new “Special Period”
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
7/15/16 Meet the young hustlers cashing in on Cuba's booming black market
Carly Schwartz, Business Insider
7/15/16 Cuba warns cabbies not to raise fares amid energy crunch
Andrea Rodríguez, In Cuba Today
7/14/16 Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked
BBC
7/13/16 Growing Flow of Americans Remakes Cuba
Dudley Althaus, Wall Street Journal
7/13/16 Study: Cubans don’t make much, but it’s more than state salaries indicate
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
7/13/16 How do Cubans use the internet and smartphones on the island?
Abel Fernández, In Cuba Today
7/12/16 Amid Grim Economic Forecasts, Cubans Fear a Return to Darker Times
Victoria Burnett, New York Times
7/12/16 Cuba making it difficult for farmers to export coffee to the U.S.
Emily Williams, In Cuba Today
7/11/16 Remittances support budding Cuban economy
Jack Evans, In Cuba Today
7/11/16 Another cruise line, Oceania, could start Cuba voyages within months
Gene Sloan, USA Today
7/11/16 Cuba Opens 1st Bulk Goods Store, but Wholesale Still Elusive
Andrea Rodríguez, ABS News
7/10/16 Cuba’s gay community comes out of the closet
Kamilia Lahrichi, USA Today
7/8/16 Mitsubishi Corp says scouting for Cuba infrastructure projects
Sarah Marsh, Reuters
7/7/16 Flights to Cuba from 10 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, get tentative OK
AP, Los Angeles Times
7/6/16 Airlines vie for Cuba flights
Tim Devaney, The Hill
7/5/16 Cuba warns of energy problems, cuts some work hours
Andrea Rodriguez, The Washington Post
7/5/16 Cuba warns of energy problems, cuts some work hours
Andrea Rodriguez, The Washington Post
7/4/16 Ray-Bans, iPhones and Nikes: Some Cubans are getting a taste for luxuries
Sally H. Jacobs, The Washington Post
7/4/16 U.S. hotels look to Cuba and find Airbnb already there
Abha Bhattarai, The Times-Picayune
7/2/16 Granma deputy editor warns of protests in Cuba if blackouts return
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
June 2016
April 2016
Date Title
4/22/16 Cuba will allow Cuban-born to arrive on Carnival cruise ship
Douglas Hanks, The Miami Herald
4/22/16 Cuba to cut prices on some consumer goods at hard currency stores: workers
Reuters
4/21/16 Top Cuban Academic and Advocate of Economic Reform Sacked for Allegedly Sharing Information with Americans
Andrea Rodriguez, AP
4/19/16 U.S. talent agent deal with Cuban entrepreneur marks change in business climate
Alan Gomez, USA Today
4/19/16 Cuba’s Communist Party Congress wants change, but also more of the same
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/16/16 Raúl Castro proposes age limits on key jobs in the CCP
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
4/16/16 Castro Offers Tough Appraisal of Cuba’s Slow Progress on Economic Reforms
Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
4/15/16 Post-Obama Visit, Cuba’s Communist Party to Signal Next Steps
Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
4/15/16 Investor, entrepreneur groups announce contest for Cuban entrepreneurs
Nancy Dahlberg, The Miami Herald
4/14/16 Cuban farmers in "agony" waiting for promised reforms
Reuters
4/13/16 Cuba loosens Communist control of some restaurant cooperatives
Mark Frank, Reuters
4/12/16 Party Time In Cuba – With Marx, Not Mojitos. Here's What The Congress May Do
Tim Padgett, WLRN
4/9/16 Blame it on the Yanquis? Cuba runs low on beer in tourism boom
Reuters
4/8/16 Cuba's Future Economic Model in Spotlight at Party Congress
Associated Press
4/7/16 U.S. - Cuba thaw: voices from the street
Reuters
4/6/16 What, Reserve a Table? Cubans Confront a New Dining Culture
Michael Park, The New York Times
4/3/16 Cuba is changing, more for some than others
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
Date Title
1/29/16 The American Invasion of Cuba
Ellen Garmerman and Kelly Crow, WSJ
1/27/16 The Immediate Risks of Cuba's Opening
Stratfor
1/26/16 Why the U.S. Should Embrace the Rise of Cuba's Entrepreneurs
Ted Henken, The Huffington Post
1/21/16 In a reversal, Cuba tries price controls to tame food inflation
Reuters
1/11/16 In Cuba, Cash Trickles In for Budding Capitalists
Dudley Althaus and Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
1/5/16 The Deadly Kiss of Price Controls on Cuban Consumers
Yoani Sanchez, The Huffington Post
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
Date Title
9/22/15 Cost and Benefits From a Possible Return of Cuba to the IMF and to the World Bank. Is it Worth Exploring? Files
From the Island, Cuba Study Group
9/19/15 What Cuba’s new wave of entrepreneurs need to know
Russell Walker and Kyle Bell, Fortune
9/16/15 What Happens When Cuba Devalues Its Peso?
Jose Gabilondo, The Huffington Post
9/3/15 A new-style Cuban cooperative hopes road to success is paved with spices
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
9/3/15 Cuban bank to offer business loans
News.com.au
August 2015
Date Title
8/21/15 A Breakout Year for Cuban Entrepreneurs
Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg
8/13/15 Challenges Posed by Cuba’s Labyrinthian System of Imports
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, From the Island
8/11/15 Cuba’s tourism boom leaves some worrying they’ll be left out
Andrea Rodriguez, AP
8/10/15 Under the radar, advertising returns to Cuba
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
8/9/15 In Cuba, a challenge for people running their own businesses
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
July 2015
Date Title
7/28/15 Kellogg-CSG Study Analyzes Purchasing Challenges and Opportunities for Cuban Entrepreneurs Files
Cuba Study Group
7/19/15 Hope takes over Havana
James Williams and Ricardo Herrero, The Miami Herald
7/6/15 Cuban entrepreneur builds a business on classic American cars
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
7/3/15 Cuba opens WiFi hotspots across country
Adam Justice, International Business Times
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
Date Title
4/23/15 Cuba’s Financial System: evolution and challenges given the expansion of the private sector Files
Jessica León Mundul, From the Island
4/20/15 Cuba slowly begins to rejoin the global financial system
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/8/15 Cubans Eager for More Clarity on Doing Business With U.S.
Randal Archibold, The New York Times
4/6/15 Is Cuba ready for the business boom?
Georgia Birch, Telegraph
4/1/15 Cuba: Foreign Investment and Salaries Files
Julio A. Diaz Vazquez, From the Island
March 2015
February 2015
Date Title
2/24/15 Cuban entrepreneurs can sell everything from shoes to soap in the United States
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
2/18/15 Return visit to Communist Cuba finds new hope amid change
Anita Snow, AP
2/13/15 U.S. eases restrictions on imports from private Cubans
David Adams, Arshad Mohammed and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
January 2015
December 2014
Date Title
12/31/14 Cuba’s Frustrated Engineers Hold Key to Fast-Track GDP Growth
Anatoly Kurmanaev, Eric Martin and Sabrina Valle, Bloomberg News
12/30/14 Cuba’s Young Cheer Investors as the Rest Greet ‘Hero’ Spies
Anatoly Kurmanaev and Eric Martin, Washington Post-Bloomberg
12/30/14 After the thaw: Re-imagining Cuba in 2015
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
12/24/14 Cuba inches toward transparency, seeking investment and credit
Marc Frank, Reuters
12/22/14 Analysis of the Portfolio of Opportunities for Foreign Investment in Cuba
From the Island #25
12/16/14 Building the new Cuban economy
Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
12/15/14 Much unfinished work remains as Cuba reforms its economy
Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
12/15/14 Cuba’s Economy at a Crossroads
Editorial Board, The New York Times
12/5/14 Internet in Cuba only for the rich -- or resourceful
Alexandre Grosbois, AFP
November 2014
Date Title
11/18/14 Why Entrepreneurship Matters in Cuba
Susan Segal, Americas Quarterly
11/14/14 Yearning for a challenge, two top chefs plan restaurant in Cuba
Noe Torres, Reuters
11/12/14 The new realities of running a business in Cuba
Jonathan Wolfe, Cristian Science Monitor
11/4/14 Cuba seeks over $8 billion in foreign investment
Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, AP
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
Date Title
7/7/14 Cuba mulls economy, graft in parliament session
AP, The Washington Post
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
Date Title
4/28/14 Moody's cuts Cuba credit rating
MiamiHerald.com
4/28/14 Cuba gives state-run companies more autonomy
The Washington Post
4/14/14 Cuba looks to cooperatives to slow rise of capitalism
Reuters US News
March 2014
February 2014
Date Title
2/23/14 Cuba dismissed 596,500 state workers since 2009
MiamiHerald.com
2/12/14 Cuba’s Reward for the Dutiful: Gated Housing
The New York Times
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
Date Title
8/26/13 Cuban state begins to move out of the restaurant business
Reuters World News
8/15/13 The Return of the Loanshark to Cuba
Yoani Sanchez - The Huffington Post
8/12/13 Are self-employed Cubans really budding entrepreneurs?
MiamiHerald.com
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
Date Title
3/20/13 Cubans on the move as new real estate market grows
Chicago Tribune
3/11/13 Cuban media carry rare interview with US diplomat
Bloomberg Businessweek
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
Date Title
11/28/12 In communist Cuba, the tax man cometh
Sun Sentinel
11/27/12 Dual-currency policy divides Cubans
Al Jazeera
11/20/12 The Key to Bringing Democracy to China
Foreign Policy Magazine
11/14/12 From the submerged economy to micro-enterprise: are there any guarantees for the future? Files
Dr. Juan Triana, From the Island
11/13/12 You Can Check Out Anytime You Like...
Yoani Sanchez for Foreign Policy
11/12/12 Cuba to try letting workers run state restaurants
Anne-Marie Garcia, Miami Herald
11/8/12 Cuba: Reformulation of the Economic Model and External Insertion
Antonio Romero, From the Island
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
Date Title
3/28/12 Cuban businessmen see freedom on the horizon
Byron Pitts, CBS News
3/24/12 Revolution in retreat
Michael Reid, The Economist
February 2012
Date Title
2/16/12 Cuba Unleashes the Pent-Up Energy of Real Estate Dreams
Victoria Burnett, The New York Times
2/6/12 Key political risks to watch in Cuba
Jeff Franks, Reuters
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
Date Title
11/28/11 Cuban government to contract with private sector
Reuters
11/24/11 Cuba to launch bank loans for farmers, small-business owners, others in December
AP, The Washington Post
11/23/11 Poll shows Cubans optimistic over reforms, but long way to go
Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
11/23/11 Cuba relaxes bureaucratic requirements on migration to capital for family of residents
AP, The Washington Post
11/22/11 Pull of Family Reshapes U.S.-Cuban Relations
Lizzette Alvarez, The New York Times
11/17/11 New credit policy coming
Phil Peters, The Cuban Triangle
11/16/11 Cuba liberalises barber shops
BBC News
11/11/11 Cubans line up to buy, sell homes under new reform
Rosa Tania Valdes and Nelson Acosta, Reuters
11/11/11 Cuba's Economic Reforms: Progress or Survival Tactic?
Mark Keller, Council of the Americas
11/10/11 Cubans Line Up to Buy, Sell Homes Under New Reform
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
11/10/11 Cuba property reform could have "enormous impact"
Silvia Ayuso, Deutsche Presse-Agentur
11/6/11 Free-market reforms take hold in Cuban countryside
The Associated Press
11/5/11 Relenting on Car Sales, Cuba Turns Notorious Clunkers Into Gold
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
11/4/11 Analysis: Cuba Reforms Convincing Island's Cynics
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
11/3/11 Cuba's new entrepreneurs say times are tough
BBC News
11/3/11 Cuba legalizes sale, purchase of private property
Paul Haven, AP
11/1/11 Cubans test official limits on criticism
AP, The Washington Times
October 2011
Date Title
10/31/11 In Cuba, A Used Car Is No Bargain
Nick Miroff, NPR
10/30/11 Cuba Government Opens 3.2 Million Acres of Idle Land for Individual Use
Latin American Herald Tribune
10/21/11 Growing Cuban Private Sector Spurs Change: U.S. Group
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
10/21/11 Survey Finds that Cubans Welcome Reforms
Freedom House Press Release
10/19/11 Cuba to Grant Much Larger Plots to Farmers
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
10/11/11 Cuba’s Economic Reforms: A Window of Opportunity
Raices de Esperanza Blog, Tomas Bilbao
September 2011
Date Title
9/28/11 Cuba makes it official: ordinary citizens can buy and sell cars
AP, The Washington Post
9/28/11 CUBA: Self-Employment Expanding, But Not Enough
Patricia Grogg, IPS
9/20/11 Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control
Nick Miroff, NPR
9/17/11 Get used to it
The Economist
9/17/11 Taxes in Cuba: Get used to it
The Economist
9/14/11 First, Arab Spring. Next, “Cuban Autumn”?
By Nick Miroff, GlobalPost
9/14/11 Condoms: not just for sex in Cuba
By Nick Miroff, GlobalPost
9/13/11 Cuban police surround Havana church
By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
9/13/11 Barack Obama says Cuba's reforms not aggressive enough
BBC News
9/13/11 Cuba Dissidents Freed After Weekend Detention
Associated Press
9/12/11 Cuba's self-employment regulations take effect
Xinhua English
9/6/11 Catholic church knocks abuse of Cuban dissidents
By Paul Haven, Associated Press
9/5/11 Cuba's brave 'Ladies in White'
The Post and Courier
9/2/11 Fidel Castro silence sparks speculation on health
By Paul Haven, Associated Press
9/2/11 Cuba: The times are changing
Al Jazeera
August 2011
Date Title
8/31/11 Cuba Dissidents Ask Church to Stop Harassment by State
Reuters
8/29/11 From Dictactorship to Democracy: The Transition in Cuba Has Already Started
Yoani Sanchez, Huffington Post
8/29/11 Cubans may finally get to buy new cars
By Chris Woodyard, USA Today
8/29/11 Updating Cuba's Economic Model
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, From the Island
8/26/11 Cuba's Dual Currency System Provides a Way to Cheat Shoppers
Yoani Sanchez, Huffington Post
8/24/11 Post-Gaddafi, is Cuba next?
By David Roberts, Business News America
8/24/11 Raul Castro Showing Impatience at Slow Reform Pace
Reuters
8/19/11 Debate in Cuba, Skeptics & Content
By Harolodo Alfonso, Havana Times
8/16/11 Post-Castro Cuba needs a democracy, not a theocracy
By Carlos Eire, The Sun Sentinel
8/15/11 Is Cuba Going Capitalist?
By Mary O'Grady, Wall Street Journal
8/12/11 Cuba entrepreneurs grapple with taxes, an alien concept after decades of paternalism
AP, The Washington Post
8/11/11 Cuba’s Self-Employed & the Survival Struggle
Havana Times
8/8/11 Where Cubans Can Meet the Beatles at Last
Damien Cave, The New York Times
8/7/11 In Cuba, free market proves easier said than done
Paul Haven, AP
8/6/11 Cuba opening to private enterprise spurs service sector start-ups
Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
8/5/11 Cuba's famed cigar industry is heating up again
Marc Frank, Reuters
8/5/11 Cuba chops prices of agricultural equipment for newly authorized private farmers
Associated Press
8/3/11 Cubans Set for Big Change: Right to Buy Homes
Damien Cave, The New York Times
8/3/11 In Cuba, capitalism thrives on Craigslist-like sites
By Ron Buchanon, beyondbrics Financial Times
8/3/11 Dissident economist says Raul Castro not serious about taking on bureaucracy
By Juan Tamayo, The Boston Herald
8/2/11 Russians look to Cuban offshore reserves
UPI
8/2/11 Drill, Bebé, Drill
By Coral Davenport, National Journal
8/1/11 The awakening of Cuba’s resistance movement
By Otto Reich, The Miami Herald
July 2011
Date Title
7/27/11 Cuba VP: Gov’t pushing ahead with economic reforms but not enough headway
By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
7/25/11 A Cuban housing market? Gov't is lifting a taboo
By Peter Orsi, The Miami Herald
7/21/11 Cuba says 900 agricultural experts advising Venezuelan farmers
Associated Press
7/20/11 Cuba’s shadow economy sees some daylight
By Paul Haven, the Associated Press
7/20/11 Could Catholic leader usher in a new Cuba?
By Mark Pinsky, USA Today
7/20/11 Lacking a wholesale market, Cuba cuts prices for bulk purchases to aid private workers
Associated Press
7/18/11 Blogger: Cubans thirsty yet wary
By Sarah Moreno, The Miami Herald
7/15/11 Dems, State Dept near resolution on Cuba money
By Donna Cassata and Desmond Butler, Associated Press
7/14/11 Venezuela’s Chavez says he expects to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment
Associated Press
7/13/11 The Cuban Grapevine
By James Scudmore, More Intelligent Life Magazine
7/12/11 Cuba banker says state has lent ‘millions’ to more than 13,000 farmers under ag initiative
Associated Press
7/5/11 Cuba’s economic czar heads new generation of leaders
By Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press
7/4/11 Ballet Points to U.S.-Cuba: Friendship Is Not an "Impossible Dream!"
By Noel Erwin Hentschel, The Huffington Post
7/4/11 Cuban economic reform aims to bring a world of secret businesses into the light
Associated Press
7/4/11 Cuba would hurt if Chávez is replaced
By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
7/1/11 Cuba plans limited housing and auto market
By Marc Frank, Reuters
June 2011
Date Title
6/29/11 How Undoing Obama’s Cuba Policy Would Harm Entrepreneurs and Civil Society Empowerment
By Tomas Bilbao, Center For Financial Inclusion Blog
6/29/11 Microcredit Knocks on Door...Softly
By Patricia Grogg, International Press Service
6/22/11 Cuba audit finds mixed report on corruption
By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald
6/15/11 Unprecedented legal win for independent lawyers
Juan Tamyo, El Nuevo Herald
6/3/11 Higher prices luring more farmers in Cuba
Marc Frank, Reuters
May 2011
April 2011
Date Title
4/29/11 Cuban inventor turns trash into farm tools
Jeff Franks, Reuters
4/29/11 Smoked out
The Economist
4/27/11 Cuba adjusts plans amid price hikes, weather fears
Marc Frank, Reuters
4/27/11 Loans and taxes may prove daunting for Cuba economic reforms
Frances Robles, Miami Herald
4/26/11 Raul Castro’s same old Cuba
Editorial Opinion, Washington Post
4/26/11 Cuba's next revolution
Editorial Opinion, Los Angeles Times
4/25/11 Cuba libre?
John Paul Rathbone and Marc Frank, Financial Times
4/25/11 Cuba Study Group releases report on support to small businesses in Cuba
Microfinance Focus
4/20/11 Cuba approves landmark economic reforms
Marc Frank, Financial Times
4/18/11 Cuba's Communist Party approves sweeping changes
Peter Orsi, AP
4/18/11 Castro critics call term limits cosmetic
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
4/15/11 Micro-entrepreneurs emerge ahead of crucial Cuban congress
Shasta Darlington, CNN
4/13/11 Cuban Communist Party congress looks to future
Jeff Franks, Reuters
4/13/11 Chronology: Raul Castro's road to reform in Cuba
Marc Frank, Reuters
4/11/11 50 years after Bay of Pigs, Cuba eyes new course
Isabel Sanchez, AFP
4/9/11 New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results
Paul Haven, AP
4/7/11 Cuban business group calls for easing US sanctions
Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald
4/7/11 U.S. urged to support Cuba's nascent private sector
EFE, El Nuevo Herald
4/7/11 Experts seek to help Cuban entrepreneurs
Laura Wides-Muñoz, AP
March 2011
February 2011
Date Title
2/21/11 Still no layoffs in Cuba 5 months after announced
Paul Haven, AP
2/3/11 In a Shift, Cubans Savor Working for Themselves
Victoria Burnett, The New York Times
2/2/11 Cuba & Remittances: Can the ‘Money in the Mail’ Drive Reform?
Josh Goldstein, Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
January 2011
Date Title
1/31/11 Cuba's economic changes create new entrepreneurs
Paul Haven, Miami Herald
1/26/11 In fields and city streets, Cuba embraces change
Jack Daniels, Reuters
1/19/11 Cuban Entrepreneurs: From Necessary Evil to Strategic Necessity
Phil Peters, The American
1/7/11 Cuba Commits to Private Enterprise and Foreign Developers Want In
Jonathan Kandell, Institutional Investor
1/6/11 Economic reforms could hurt Castros
Juan Carlos Chavez, Miami Herald
1/4/11 Cash-strapped Cuba moves ahead with job cuts
Jeff Franks, Reuters
1/3/11 Cuba’s economic reforms get Catholic nod
AFP
December 2010
November 2010
Date Title
11/28/10 As Fidel Castro and his Cuban revolution fade, is Cuba rising?
Sara Miller Llana, Christian Science Monitor
11/24/10 China group’s Cuba oil deal
Marc Frank, Financial Times
11/22/10 Havana’s family-run restaurants
Michelle Jana Chan, Financial Times
11/22/10 New reforms another masquerade
Jose Azel, Miami Herald
11/17/10 Gazprom of Russia to Drill for Oil in Cuban Waters
Andres Kramer, New York Times
11/16/10 Castro urges embrace of economic changes
Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald
11/12/10 Raúl the pragmatist
The Economist
11/10/10 Havana frees up markets -- with a caveat
Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald
11/2/10 Cuba unveils a capitalist revolution
Marc Frank, Financial Times
11/1/10 Castro Urges Cuban Union to Accept Layoffs
Paul Haven, AP
October 2010
Date Title
10/26/10 Cuba makes self employment rules official
Paul Haven, Bloomberg
10/22/10 Cuba unveils new tax code for small business
Marc Frank, Reuters
10/22/10 Cuba gives details on new tax system
Paul Haven, AP
10/22/10 Miami group proposes micro loans and investment program
CubaStandard.com
10/22/10 Questions, but no answers yet
Paul Webster Hare, Miami Herald
10/12/10 Cuba looks ready to allow small loans for reforms
Reuters
10/7/10 Even Cuba finally gets it: Capitalism works
John Hughes, Cristian Science Monitor
10/5/10 Castro Diaz-Balart Says Cuba Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Japan
Adam Le and Masatsugu Horie, Bloomberg
10/2/10 The rising cost of living in Cuba
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
September 2010
Date Title
9/29/10 A helping U.S. hand to Cuba’s market reform?
Susan Ekstein, Reuters
9/24/10 Cuba Details New Policies on Budding Entrepreneurs
Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times
9/22/10 Near Cuba, Wary Kin Wait for Proof of a New Path
Damien Cave, New York Times
9/21/10 Brazil offers Cuba help to develop small businesses
BBC
9/21/10 Towards a mixed economy
The Economist
9/20/10 Layoffs in Cuba
Editorial Opinion, Washington Post
9/19/10 Cuba's Castro learns what most of us already knew
George Will, Washington Post
9/19/10 Cuba's tailspin into the `free' market
Editorial Opinion, Miami Herald
9/19/10 British firms could be first foreigners to buy land in Cuba since revolution
Elena Moya, Guardian
9/19/10 Cuba Resets the Revolution
Marc Lacey, New York Times
9/18/10 We must stanch Cuba's coming crisis
Edward Schumacher-Matos, Washington Post
9/17/10 A sea of pink slips on a red isle
Editorial, Financial Times
9/16/10 Expert: Cuba in first phase of de-Fidelization
Carol Rosenberg and Frances Robles, Miami Herald
9/15/10 Is Cuba giving up on socialism?
Lorne Gunter, National Post
9/15/10 Cubans worry amid threat of massive job cuts
Rigoberto Diaz, AFP
9/15/10 Document charts Cuba's path to economic reform
Paul Haven and Andrea Rodriguez, AP
9/15/10 Cuba's economic overhaul would require new approach, experts say
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
9/15/10 Cuba's Big Layoffs: What to Do with the Unemployed?
Tim Padgett, Time
9/14/10 Cuba's leaders lay out details for layoffs
Andrea Rodriguez, AP
9/14/10 Cuba’s Public-Sector Layoffs Signal Major Shift
Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times
9/13/10 Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs
CNN
9/9/10 Castro Comment on Cuba Model Not Working May Signal More Economic Opening
Charlie Devereux and Bob Willis, Bloomberg
9/2/10 Cubans See Their Ration Cards Get Thinner and Thinner
Anett Rios, Latin American Herald Tribune
9/1/10 Time to press on with our plan in Havana
Christopher Sabatini, Financial Times
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