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David Urra

LinkedInDavid 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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Vice-President of Russia on an Official Visit to Havana

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On Thursday, Cuba’s President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received the Vice-President of Russia and co-chairman of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technical Collaboration, Yuri Borísov. Vice-President Bori... More »

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Cuba’s Strategy for Electricity Generation

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According to information from executives of the Unión Nacional Eléctrica (UNE), Cuba’s strategy for electricity generation is to move from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. A recent investment by a Canadian company furthers the goal. Deltro ... More »

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First Trial of COVID Vaccine Approved for Children

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The first trial of COVID vaccine approved for use in children between the ages of 5 and 18 will soon begin, the Director of Research at the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), Dagmar García Rivero announced. She said the documentation is being prepared for the reg... More »

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Construction Sector New Technology R&D

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Research and development in new products and technology for the construction sector are underway at the Construction Research and Development Center. These R&D projects are expected to guarantee import substitution and improve quality in the sector. Current pr... More »

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Foreign Investment is Essential for Development

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Cuba’s Portfolio of Investments for Foreign Investment contains a total of 503 projects, 43 more than the previous year, totaling an amount of over 12 billion dollars. The Portfolio also contains a number of smaller projects at the local level. Rodrigo Malmier... More »

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Soberana 02 Vaccine Production Launches in Cuba

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Production of the Soberana 02 vaccine, Cuba’s first COVID vaccine, also the first in Latin America, has begun on a large-scale at Cuba’s national plant for biological preparations (BioCen), located on Havana’s outskirts. Around 45,000 people will be vaccinated... More »

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Chinese Investment in Mining Shows Results

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A Chinese investment in mining of chromium, negotiated in 2018 following Cuba’s opening to foreign investment ten years earlier, is beginning to show results. China is the world’s largest consumer of chrome, and Cuba has plenty to spare. Its nickel and chromiu... More »

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