Despite restructuring some of these loans within the past 5 years, the time for Cuba to repay their debt is nigh, as a creditors group has begun to start the legal process to recover the debt. Continue reading
Russian oil exports to Cuba were up 81% in the first few months of 2017, and a deal with Russian oil giant Rosneft will likely mean an even stronger economic relationship between the two countries in the future. The last time that Cuba and Russia enjoyed such a strong relationship was during the Cold War, when nuclear tensions between the United States and Russia had the world on edge. William M. LeoGrande, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and expert in Latin American affairs, spoke about these renewed ties and what might lie ahead for Cuba.
Today, the results-driven Cuban health science industry has grown to such an extent within Cuba that it is looking to expand to the rest of the world, including to the United States. And even further, some people are heading to Cuba for treatment of chronic diseases.
Alina Fernández, the daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, is scheduled to speak in the Florida Keys on March 8 for a book presentation about her life on the island and in exile. The presentation is based on her 1998 memoir, Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba, which describes her life in Castro’s Cuba and the changes that occurred after the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
As a former member of the Cuban elite, Fernández will talk about politics on the island in the 60s and 70s. She’ll also share personal anecdotes about Cuban society and the world surrounding her late father. The presentation will be held in Islamorada, at the Keys History & Discovery Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.