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.
Itolizumab, a monoclonal antibody developed by the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) in collaboration with Biocon, India’s largest pharmaceutical company, received authorization to begin Phase III clinical trials in patients with COVID-19 in the United Stat... More »
The head office of VUINEX officially opened its doors yesterday in Havana. Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Déborah Rivas, Vice Minister at MINCEX, representatives o... More »
The president of the business group BioCubaFarma, Eduardo Martinez, announced that by the year 2021 all Cubans will be vaccinated against COVID-19. On October 31, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) presented documentation to the Cuban ... More »
In the midst of the pandemic that seriously affects the North American economy, the U.S. government has restricted the profits of Western Union by blocking remittances to Cuba. Since September 2019, the U.S. has applied provisions to hinder the flow of remitta... More »
The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) presented the required documentation to the regulatory authority for Drugs, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED) on October 31st for its third vaccine against COVID-19. According to the national TV ... More »
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has donated € 700,000 towards a project to install 300 1.5 kilowatt solar photovoltaic systems in rural communities in Guantánamo early next year. The solar panels will be installed to power ... More »
Ecotaxis, the new three-wheeled emissions-free vehicles now in circulation on the streets of Havana will provide electrically powered taxi services on two central routes. These EcoTaxis, a fleet of 23 orange cars in all, are not only an eco-friendly method of ... More »
The arrival of the ship MV Julius, from the Melfi Marine shipping line, a regular service between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, marked a special achievement on the part of the port, reaching 2,000,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) since its openin... More »
While the first Cuban vaccine against COVID-19, “Soberana 01,” is still in Phase II of clinical trials, the Finlay Institute of Vaccines (IFV) has registered its second candidate, the “Soberana 01 A.” The IFV is the leading center in Cuba for the research, dev... More »
The Paris Club, a financial organization consisting of officials from 22 developed creditor countries, has reached an agreement for a moratorium on Cuban debt payment this year. The decision was questioned by the US administration which is attempting to cut of... More »
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz recently spoke to the audience on Mesa Redonda to explain the steps needed to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. The actions to be taken in the near future will be known as the “new n... More »
Meetings have taken place between the governments and entrepreneurs of Germany and Cuba with the goal of expanding economic activities under the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the Vice-minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Ana Ter... More »
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