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Cuba Devalues Peso, Pegs it to U.S. Dollar

Cuba Devalues Peso, Pegs it to U.S. Dollar

Cuba cut the value of the Cuban Convertible Peso by 8 percent yesterday, returning it to equal value with the U.S. dollar. The change, effective immediately, is meant to boost the …

March 15, 2011
More American Airports Can Now Fly to Cuba

More American Airports Can Now Fly to Cuba

It's getting easier to get to Cuba from the United States. Yesterday, U.S. Customs approved eight new airports for passenger flights between Cuba and the United States.

March 9, 2011
U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions to Cuba

U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions to Cuba

No, it's not the end of the Cuban trade embargo, but it might be a step in that direction. President Obama recently announced an easing of travel restrictions for qualified U.S. …

January 25, 2011
Havana's Most Highly Touted Private Restaurant Re-Opens

Havana's Most Highly Touted Private Restaurant Re-Opens

La Guarida, which for years earned accolades as Havana’s best restaurant, has reopened after an 18-month hiatus.

December 23, 2010
Storm Knocks Out Power in Havana

Storm Knocks Out Power in Havana

The lights went out in Havana last night as Tropical Storm Paula swept across the island of Cuba, drenching the cigar city with heavy rains and wind gusts approaching 70 miles per …

October 15, 2010
Storm South of Cuba Brews in Tropics

Storm South of Cuba Brews in Tropics

A tropical low positioned 300 miles southwest of Havana is considered likely to develop into a tropical storm and move in a track that would take it over western Cuba, the …

September 28, 2010
Cuba to Eliminate 500,000 Jobs, Shift Some to Private Sector

Cuba to Eliminate 500,000 Jobs, Shift Some to Private Sector

The Cuban government plans to eliminate 500,000 jobs by April 1 of next year, according to an announcement from the Cuba Workers' Central, the government-controlled confederation …

September 14, 2010
Castro To Allow More Private Business

Castro To Allow More Private Business

Cuban president Raúl Castro made headlines this week when he said more private businesses would be allowed to operate in the communist country and that many state jobs would be …

August 4, 2010
Bill to Lift Cuba Travel Ban Passes Hurdle

Bill to Lift Cuba Travel Ban Passes Hurdle

The House Agriculture Committee recently approved a bill that would allow U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba and also loosen financial restrictions in an effort to boost agricultural …

August 2, 2010