A massive $750m (?473m) Chinese-built oil rig, the Scarabeo 9, is due to arrive in Cuba before the end of the year, to begin drilling a series of exploratory wells.


Recent Articles

Date Title
11/30/11 Pilgrimage to see pope in Cuba considered
Daniel Shoer Roth, Miami Herald
11/30/11 Castro’s Demise Won’t Erase Troubled U.S. Legacy: Enrique Krauze
Enrique Krauze, Bloomberg
11/28/11 Wife: Man imprisoned in Cuba concerned before trip
The Associated Press
11/28/11 Police detain dissidents headed for Havana forum on racism
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
11/28/11 Cuban government to contract with private sector
Reuters
11/28/11 Yoani Sanchez listed #81 on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers
Foreign Policy
11/26/11 Cyber commandos spill phone numbers of top Cuban officials
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
11/24/11 Cuba to launch bank loans for farmers, small-business owners, others in December
AP, The Washington Post
11/23/11 Cuba and Venezuela: oil and politics
BBC
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
11/21/11 Cuba to allow farmers to sell directly to hotels
BBC News; Isle of Man
11/19/11 Amid economic reforms, Cuba goes after corruption
The Huffington Post
11/17/11 New credit policy coming
Phil Peters, The Cuban Triangle
11/16/11 Cuba liberalises barber shops
BBC News
11/15/11 Inside the State Department funding bill SNAFU
The Cable - Foreign Policy
11/15/11 Cuban oil project fuels US anxieties
BBC News
11/15/11 Current Record
11/15/11 Sen. Rubio seeks more information on State Dept. nominee for the Western Hemisphere
AP, Washington Post
11/14/11 "Minibus" bill held hostage over Cuba provisions
The Cable - Foreign Policy
11/14/11 Report: U.S. needs to encourage economic reforms in Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
11/13/11 Is it the end of the road for Cuba's classic cars?
BBC News; Isle of Man
11/11/11 Cuba Pol Cool to Talk of Release, Swap for US Man
The New York Times
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 Pope May Visit Cuba, Mexico Next Spring
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
11/10/11 Cuba property reform could have "enormous impact"
Silvia Ayuso, Deutsche Presse-Agentur
11/9/11 Cuban Official Says Corruption Crackdown to Go On
International Herald Tribune - The New York Times (Global Edition)
11/9/11 Why are Cubans learning Chinese?
BBC News
11/8/11 Raul Castro Names New Cuban Defense Minister
The New York Times
11/6/11 Commercial flights to Cuba take off from some U.S. airports
CNN.com
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)
11/5/11 Castro critica derroche en empresas estatales cubanas
El Universal
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
11/2/11 Award-winning Cuban dissident 'detained and beaten'
AFP
11/2/11 Brazil wants to help Cuba update its economic model
Fox News Latino
11/1/11 Cubans test official limits on criticism
AP, The Washington Times