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Cuba’s National Assembly Approves New “Law on Foreign Investment”

March 30, 2014 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cuba’s National Assembly Approves New “Law on Foreign Investment”

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba's National Assembly has approved a new "Law on Foreign Investment," the government said Saturday. In a statement, the government said it would be an "essential instrument in the interest of Cuba to consolidate its economic model and build a prosperous and sustainable socialism." The law included a mix of mostly more...

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Vietnam Prime Minister Visits Haiti

March 29, 2014 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Vietnam Prime Minister Visits Haiti

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung By the Caribbean Journal staff Vietnam President Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Haiti on Friday for an official visit to the Caribbean country. The Vietnamese leader was received on Friday at the National Palace by Haiti President Michel Martelly, who expressed a desire to cooperate more...

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Martinique-Cuba Flights Resume

March 24, 2014 | 4:14 am | 0 Comment

Martinique-Cuba Flights Resume

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Havnana-based Cuban national airline Cubana has resumed flights between Havana and Fort-de-France, Martinique. The service, which made its first flight last Thursday, had not been operating since 2006. "This link between Fort-de-France and Cuba has great economic potential," said Patrice Bensalem, director general more...

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Should the US Shift Its Policy on Cuba?

February 13, 2014 | 6:48 am | 0 Comment

Should the US Shift Its Policy on Cuba?

Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American citizens favoured the normalization of relations with the Caribbean country. "It is time – past time – to more...

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Cuba “Will Consider” European Union Proposal For Cooperation Pact

February 11, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Cuba “Will Consider” European Union Proposal For Cooperation Pact

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba's government "will consider" a new European Union proposal to sign a cooperation agreement with the Caribbean country, the government announced Monday. "Cuba will consider the invitation put forth by the European side, in a way that is respectful, constructive and attached to its sovereignty and national more...

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European Union Eyes New Cooperation Agreement With Cuba

February 10, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

European Union Eyes New Cooperation Agreement With Cuba

Above: the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton (Photo: EU) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union is looking to launch new political dialogue with Cuba, the European Council announced Monday. The EC adopted new "negotiating directives" for a bilateral political dialogue and cooperation agreement more...

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Another Earthquake Causes Shaking in Cuba, Florida Keys

February 4, 2014 | 10:49 pm | 0 Comment

Another Earthquake Causes Shaking in Cuba, Florida Keys

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Another earthquake has caused shaking in Cuba and the Florida Keys, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.3-magnitude quake occurred at around 10:19 PM local time, with an epicentre around 26 kilometres north-northeast of Marti Cuba, and about 159 more...

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Cuba Saw a Slight Increase in Tourism Arrivals in 2013

February 3, 2014 | 6:57 am | 0 Comment

Cuba Saw a Slight Increase in Tourism Arrivals in 2013

Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba saw a 0.5 percent increase in tourism arrivals in 2013, according to recently-released data from the country's National Statistical Office. Cuba received a total of 2,852,572 foreign arrivals in 2013, up 0.5 percent from its total of 2,838,607 in 2012. Those numbers did not include United States tourists, more...

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In Miami, a Hackathon for Cuba

January 31, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

In Miami, a Hackathon for Cuba

By the Caribbean Journal staff How can technology help remove information barriers in Cuba? That's the essential question on the agenda this weekend at the first-ever Hackathon for Cuba, which begins in Miami on Friday. The event is being organized by the Roots of Hope organization with help from the John S and James L Knight Foundation. According to the more...

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro Meets With CELAC Leaders in Havana

January 28, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Meets With CELAC Leaders in Havana

Above: Cuba's Fidel Castro with Brazil's Dilma Rousseff (Photo: ACN Cuba) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro held meetings with several of the regional leaders visiting Havana this week for the CELAC summit, the government said. On Monday, Castro met with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, with whom he discussed "the more...

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