Cuba economic growth weak, president says, as lawmakers approve new constitution

By Marc Frank HAVANA, July 23 : Cuba’s economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday. Diaz-Canel, who replaced former President Raul Castro in April, was addressing lawmakers at a national assembly meeting after they debated […]

Despite hurricanes and Trump, Cuba retains charm for foreign tourism firms

By Marc Frank HAVANA, May 11 : New U.S. travel restrictions and a destructive hurricane season last year sucked some air from Cuba’s tourism boom but foreign businesses from Spain’s Melia Hotels to China’s Jin Jiang are pursuing new investments in what remains a promising frontier. According to sources with knowledge of industry figures, tourist […]