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Biotech Mission to Cuba

Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […] Continue reading

Are Americans already over Cuba?

Are Americans already over Cuba? Friday, December 9, 2016 Posted by The Canadian Press Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a […] Continue reading

Travel to Cuba Flattens Because of Expensive Hotels, 2016 Election Results

Travel to Cuba Flattens Because of Expensive Hotels, 2016 Election Results Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, said “Zika has cast a shadow” on the region too, despite the Cuban government’s assertion that mosquito abatement efforts have been successful By Beth J. Harpaz Dec. 5, 2016. Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring […] Continue reading

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening?

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening? Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a tour company that’s taken 3,000 Americans to […] Continue reading

Time for Cuba to Implement Economic Reforms

Time for Cuba to Implement Economic Reforms Match the Openings Made by the U.S. Sharelines – The island’s well-educated workforce is one of Cuba’s strengths. – Cuba’s top-heavy, multi-layered bureaucracy drowns itself in endless clearances and red tape. – Foreign investors and developers swarming Havana will soon learn the approval process can be maddeningly tedious. […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit By Sara Reardon, Nature magazine on August 17, 2016 As soon as the rain stops, mosquitoes flood the guard house of an upscale tourist resort near Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. […] Continue reading

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures Among the proposed measures are amendments to soften travel restrictions to Cuba as well as prohibit transactions with ties to the Cuban military. POR NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A “sit-in” by Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to push for gun control legislation, forced a delay of votes […] Continue reading

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 23 April 2016 — They work as a pair. Raciel, a black man almost six feet tall, with long arms and legs and a pock-marked complexion, is in charge of the fumigation equipment, while Yilsander, a light-skinned, pudgy man, carries a black […] Continue reading

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat March 29, 2016 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Some of us who live in Cuba have the strong feeling that our current eating habits aren’t exactly healthy. Some know this, others simply don’t even worry about it. The situation could become much worse when many […] Continue reading

Cuba Major infectious diseases

Cuba Major infectious diseases Factbook > Countries > Cuba > Demographics Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2013) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to be encountered in countries where the risk of such diseases is assessed to be […] Continue reading