Archive for the ‘Cuba’ Category

Seoul Touts Economic Potential of South Korea-Cuba Ties

Via the Korea Herald, a report on potential for South Korea and Cuba economic relations: The South Korean presidential office said Sunday that the establishment of diplomatic ties with Cuba would create new economic opportunities for Korean companies, though it conceded it would take time. “The establishment of diplomatic relations and the future opening of […]

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China’s Economic Slowdown Is a Wakeup Call for Latin America

Via World Politics Review, a report on the impact that China’s economic slowdown may have upon Latin America: Over the past two decades, as China’s breakneck economic growth turned it into the engine of the global economy, Beijing became an increasingly powerful player in Latin America. It displaced the United States, long the top trading […]

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Cuba’s Economy Is Running on Fumes

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at Cuba’s economic crisis: After three years on the edge, Cuba’s government can’t conceal the dire state of the national economy any longer. Too few tourists have visited since the pandemic, depriving the island country of the foreign currency it needs to buy fuel from abroad. As a result, industry […]

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Cuba’s Private-Sector Experiment is Faltering

Via The Economist, a look at Cuba’s failing private-sector experiment: It was an admission of sorts. When Manuel Marrero Cruz, Cuba’s prime minister, stood in front of the National Assembly in late December to announce a package of new economic measures, he first blamed the American embargo for the woeful state of the country’s economy. […]

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Global Remittances Hit New Record: Fueled by Record Migration, Prop Up Autocrats

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the growing scale and importance of remittances to the developing world, which hit a record $647 billion, aiding the poor but helping keep strongmen from Nicaragua to Tajikistan in power: More people than ever are migrating worldwide, with millions of people sending home record amounts of cash […]

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Crippling Fuel Crisis Turns Cuba Towards Old Friend Russia

Via BBC, an article on Cuba’s acute fuel shortages which – on top of years of food insecurity, inflation and electricity blackouts – is pushing Cuba closer to Russia: Cuban taxi driver Jorge Lloro is reminded of his nation’s historic ties to Russia every time he gets behind the wheel of his navy blue, Soviet-era […]

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