David Urra
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David Urra

David Urra is the chief marketing analyst at International Consulting & Representation Services/Cuba (IcarusCuba). He has produced market studies for a wide range of Latin American, European and U.S. clients exploring market entry possibilities in Cuba’s IT, tourism, ranching, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors.

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Third EU-Cuba Joint Council Held

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On January 20, Cuba and the European Union held the third EU-Cuba Joint Council. Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Foreign Affairs Minister of... More »

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US Agriculture Coalition Set Sights on Cuba

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The United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) has taken the first step to return to the policies of the Obama era. In a letter known as the “Biden-Harris Transition Letter,” the Coalition has asked newly-elected President Joe Biden to embrace polici... More »

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Cuban Investments Review 2020-2021

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The new rules that Cuba has established as part of its “Prioritization” effort are designed to make a serious and positive impact on the Cuban investments process. However, any contemplated investment must be viewed in light of the events of 2020 that will con... More »

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Cuba and Iran to Join Efforts Against Covid19

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Cuba and Iran have signed a collaboration agreement for a joint project to carry out Phase III clinical trials of the Soberana 02 Covid-19 vaccine in Iran. The Middle Eastern nation is experiencing a high incidence of infection. The low incidence and low morta... More »

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Cuba’s Nickel Production Exceeds 50,000 Metric Tons

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Despite Covid 19 and the difficulties it has unleashed for international trade, Cuba’s nickel production will end the year having produced 50,000 metric tons in the plants it owns in Holguin province. Juan Ruiz, general director of Mining at the Ministry of En... More »

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Foreign Investment Key to Cuba’s New Economic Strategy

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The new economic strategy to begin on January 1 foresees the strengthening of foreign and national investment in the main economic sectors. In presentations to the press, Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, expressed the condit... More »

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Cuba’s Latest Advances in Medical Technology

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with a group of scientists and specialists on December 3 for a presentation of Cuba’s latest advances in medical equipment and technology, paving the way for technological sovereignty. Cuba’s advances in health technology ... More »

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CUBACONS to Implement Three New Construction Projects

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The Construction and Assembly Business Group (CUBACONS) will implement three new foreign investment projects in the construction sector. The first project is with a Russian company for the transportation and lifting of large loads in industrial works. The othe... More »

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Hotel Manzana Kempinksi Reopens in Havana

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The Swiss hotel company Kempinski Hotels announced the reopening of its flagship hotel in Havana, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, on December 14 this year. The hotel, located in the center of the Cuban capital, will begin to receive new travelers l... More »

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Cuba and Italy Discuss Collaboration in Health Sector

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After the participation of the Henry Reeve medical brigade in Lombardy supporting Italian medical personnel at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy and Cuba met to discuss further collaboration in the health sector. For this reason, the Cuban Ambassador ... More »

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Cuba and France Strengthen Cooperation

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Homero Acosta Álvarez, Secretary of the National Assembly, held a meeting with Patrice Paoli, the French ambassador in Havana where they discussed topics of mutual interest. In the meeting, described by Mr. Acosta as positive, common aspects for both governmen... More »

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Germany Steps Up Renewable Energy Collaboration with Cuba

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Despite the limitations of the Covid pandemic, Germany and Cuba continue developing bilateral relations in key sectors of the economy of the Island. This time it is in the sector of clean energy production from renewable sources. A virtual meeting sponsored by... More »

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