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.
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 »
Just two and a half months after Cuba implemented its economic strategy for dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, its import/export entities have received more than 1,000 business solicitations. More than 40 contracts have been signed, and the fir... More »
The visit of Vice Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas to Russia reflects the importance for Cuba to develop relations with nations that have a genuine interest in collaboration. The meetings which took place included discussions of Cuba’s status as an observer of ... More »
As of today, October 1, in a gradual and planned process, the government of Havana announced a set of measures to open up the city again after the earlier COVID-19 restrictions. The new measures will be in effect for a minimum of two months. The new rules affe... More »
On September 23 the President of the United States announced a new package of measures against Cuba during Hispanic Heritage Month when he met with Bay of Pigs veterans. The latest sanctions are intended to prevent U.S. travelers from staying in Cuban governme... More »
The Director-General of Foreign Trade in Cuba, Vivian Herrera, recently stated that the agricultural sector represents around 40% of the total exports. As a result of the decline of trade with socialist countries, export trade experienced an important structur... More »
In a meeting held as part of Hispanic Heritage Month with a group of veterans of the overthrown 2506 Brigade (Bay of Pigs invasion) the U.S. president announced a series of measures aimed at “stepping up the continuing struggle against communist oppression,” h... More »
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