Travel industry leaders say confusion about new Trump travel regulations, unfounded fears that tourism facilities haven't recovered from hurricane damage and U.S. travel warnings have dampened American travel to the island.
Bacardi’s “Forever Cuban” campaign for Havana Club consists of a 60-second video produced and directed by Cuban exiles in Miami and features Cuban-American actor Raúl Esparza reciting the poem “Island Body” written by poet Richard Blanco.
Scientists at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology say they have developed promising drugs, including one that could save the limbs of diabetics, but they face hurdles getting them into the U.S. market.
The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology can’t compete with global pharmaceutical giants with huge marketing budgets. Rather than trying to enter world markets by promoting its products, scientists say Cuba promotes its results.
Alaska Airlines plans to drop its Los Angeles-Havana route and American Airlines’ last flight from Miami to Cienfuegos will be Jan. 8, 2018. Travel to Cuba through Miami International Airport is still ahead of last year.
New U.S. rules designed to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military prohibits ‘direct financial transactions’ with some Cuban rum brands and soft drink companies. Experts explain what that means for American travelers.
RIMCO, a Puerto Rico-based Caterpillar distributor, got Cuban approval to locate in the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone. A Cuban newspaper also reported that Illinois-based Deere & Co. was sending a test shipment of its agricultural equipment to Cuba.
The Mariel Special Economic Development Zone seeks to bring foreign investment, advanced manufacturing, high technology and sustainable development to Cuba. So far, applications from 27 ventures have been approved.
Tour operators, airlines and cruise lines make bulk purchases of the tourist visas that many Americans need to travel to Cuba and have enough in hand to allow eligible U.S. travelers to visit the island for the foreseeable future. Cuban Americans who have up-to-date Cuban passports also can still travel.
Both cargo and cruise ships have resumed calls at PortMiami and Port Everglades. Petroleum tankers were unloading 18 million gallons of gasoline at Port Everglades for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Irma.
The Operation Car Wash investigation has been going on for more than three years, snaring billionaire corporate chieftains for paying bribes to win contracts. Now the focus is shifting toward the politicians who enabled and participated in the corruption.
The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling and emptying system and rolling gates.
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A look at the new Panama Canal lock system
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