LinkedInTwitterDavid 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, announced the launch of the first edition of the Cuba Business Forum 2020 (Foro Empresarial Cuba 2020) to take place on December 8 and 9. The Cuba Business Forum 2020 is a virtual alternative to ... More »
Recently, the Russian government made a donation of $5 million to Cuba for school meals through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The donation was endorsed with the participation of the Russian Ambassador Andrei A. Guskov, Paolo Mattei, the represen... More »
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 »
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