Articles Tagged with Fidel Castro

raulo-300x169Once upon a time, Cuba accumulated billions of dollars in debt. A handful of countries worldwide lent Cuba money under the late Fidel Castro, but Cuba hasn’t paid off what it owes.

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

a__ussia__utin__astro_01022018_1-300x200With the United States turning its back on Cuba after a history of long complicated relations, Cuba has been showing signs that it will shift its focus to deal with another world superpower – Russia.

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.

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Biotech-02-EKM-300x169Almost 40 years ago, Dr. R. Lee Clark’s visit to Cuba kick-started a small but concerted effort to become a leader in biomedical science.

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.

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Fidels-daughter-210x300Alina 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.

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