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September 7th

It Is Time to End Subsidies in Cuba

<div align="justify"> To gradually eliminate other subsidies, an increase in the real income of workers, retirees, and others is required.  It is well known that it is impossible to increase nominal wages without an effective increase in the production of goods and services. </div> Read More

September 6th

U.S. Ships to Cuba Food... a Lot of Other Things

<div align="justify"> Venezuela may boast of its revolutionary friendship with Cuba, and China may send its youth there to study Spanish, but the United States has emerged as the No. 1 exporter of agricultural products to Cuba. And that's not all that can be sent to Cuba legally. Try live primates, truffles, azalea bushes, fox furs -- even cigars. </div> Read More

Trademark Wars Might Be in the Future of Cuba

<div align="justify"> As the U.S. and Cuba consider better ties, such trademark issues would have be settled before any easing of the embargo. The fight between Bacardi and the Cuban government for the Havana Club name already has played out in the U.S. courts and Congress for more than a decade -- and is now before Spain's high court. </div> Read More

'Mule' Industry in Cuba Was Fuel by Bush-era Travel Restrictions

<div align="justify"> Tightened travel, money and parcel restrictions enacted by President Bush in 2004 have spawned a shadowy cottage industry of mulas -- mules, the nickname for illegal couriers who, for a fee, carry money and goods beyond legal limits. </div> Read More

September 4th

Unlimited Visits to Relatives in Cuba Now Possible in U.S.

<div align="justify"> The changes to Treasury rules, which take effect immediately, focus on visits by Cubans living in the United States to the island, remittances by Cuban-Americans to their relatives, and telecommunications. The 47-year-old US economic embargo on Cuba however remains. </div> Read More

Corruption Crackdown Affects Cuban Black Market

<div align="justify"> Official outcries against corruption are nothing new on the communist-led island, but former defense minister Raul Castro is taking tough action that includes putting many commercial establishments under management of military-run businesses. </div> Read More

Cuba: Castro Talks About Bush "Horrors" with Oliver Stone

<div align="justify"> Castro, 83, in an editorial carried in official media, said he had a long talk with Oliver Stone about his film &quot;W&quot; about the Bush presidency. Castro wrote that &quot;after the political errors and horrors of George W. Bush,&quot; former US vice president Dick Cheney appallingly justified torture.<br /> </div> Read More

Cuban Students Get in Trouble with the Government for Applying for U.S. Scholarships

<div align="justify"> Not only did the students lose the chance to attend classes for free in the United States, but some were accused of ideologically losing their way and were expelled from their colleges in Cuba. Those who were members of the Communist Youth Union were booted out, several students said. </div> Read More

Cuban Cancer Drug Could Improve U.S.-Cuba Relations

<div align="justify"> For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. is performing clinical trials for a Cuban-made drug. Nimotuzumab was developed in Havana and designed for the treatment of cancer. The drug is meant to “target cancer cells including those in rare and deadly types like glioma, the brain cancer that killed Sen. Ted Kennedy. </div> Read More

September 3rd

It Is Expected that Obama Will Extend Trade Embargo with Cuba

<div align="justify"> All U.S. presidents since the mid-1970s have signed one-year extensions of the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWTEA). And Obama is expected to do the same because even without it the Helms-Burton law would keep the sanctions in place. </div> Read More