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Communist Cuba seeks improved governance

17 Jan 2019

HAVANA Cuba is on the verge of the most dramatic restructuring of its government in decades as popular criticism and frustration with a sluggish economy and bureaucracy mount.

'Reality' bites: Cuba plans more austerity as finances worsen

28 Dec 2018

HAVANA Cash-strapped Cuba plans fresh austerity measures and will pressure the sluggish bureaucracy to tighten its belt and cut red tape to address weak growth, falling export earnings and rising debt.

Cuba sees sugar recovery, more exports, after bitter harvest

24 Dec 2018

HAVANA, Dec 24 After suffering from weather damage last year and into 2018, Cuban sugar production is expected to increase significantly in the current season now getting underway, a government minister said, but will still fall short of production and export totals from two years ago.

Cuba sees 1.5 percent growth next year after hard 2018

21 Dec 2018

HAVANA Cuba's economy grew 1.2 percent in 2018, below the government's forecast, and is expected to expand 1.5 percent in 2019 despite falling export revenues and continued austerity measures, the communist-run country's economy minister said on Friday.

U.S. Cuba lobby celebrates a farm bill win despite worsening ties

18 Dec 2018

HAVANA U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week includes Department of Agriculture funds to help American farmers promote their products in Communist-run Cuba.

U.S. Cuba lobby celebrates a farm bill win despite worsening ties

18 Dec 2018

HAVANA, Dec 18 U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week includes Department of Agriculture funds to help American farmers promote their products in Communist-run Cuba.

Cuba forecasts slow growth in 2019 as economic woes continue

16 Dec 2018

HAVANA Cuba's economy will grow next year at about the same sluggish 1 percent pace it did in 2018 and an austerity program begun in 2016 will continue, the country's economy minister said on Sunday, according to state-run media.

Americans venture back to Cuba as hurricane memories, U.S. tensions fade

11 Dec 2018

HAVANA U.S. travel to Cuba is bouncing back a year after Hurricane Irma and the Trump administration delivered a one-two punch to visits by Americans to the once-forbidden island, according to data from the Cuban Tourism Ministry.

U.S. agriculture coalition meets in Havana despite Trump crackdown

08 Nov 2018

HAVANA Representatives of U.S. agribusiness, the farming lobby and related industries opened a three-day conference in Cuba on Thursday aimed at increasing sales and cooperation with a country that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly lambasted and promised to tighten sanctions on.

Cuba lowers economic growth forecast as trade continues to drop

04 Nov 2018

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba’s economic growth will come in at around 1 percent this year, compared with the 2 percent previously forecast, due to a fall in exports and tourism revenue, state-run media reported over the weekend.

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