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Automotive industry: Motor vehicles, automakers, trucks, car parts, manufacturing and design.

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Cars to be Sold in Convertible Currencies

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Cubans will now be able to buy cars in Havana using tradeable/convertible currencies with a 10 percent discount on 2014 prices the Minister of Finances and Prices, Meisi Bolaños, announced on the ‘Mesa Redonda’ (‘Round Table’) TV program. Ms. Bolaños also said... More »

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Japan Ships More Hino Trucks to Havana

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They can be seen rolling through the streets of Havana picking up the trash from the blue dumpsters. These vehicles are the brand spanking new Japanese Hino trucks. Painted on the side of these impressive trucks, there’s a picture of the Japanese flag and the…... More »

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China’s Yutong Expands in Cuba

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Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., (Yutong) one of the leading bus and coach supplier companies in the world, is expanding in Cuba. Yutong has been operating in Cuba since 2005 and contributing to Cuba’s transportation infrastructure since then. Yutong has sales ... More »

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The AVTOVaz Lada Returns to Cuba

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AVTOVAZ, the Russian car manufacturer, has just announced in a press release that the new Ladas will be delivered to Cuba in a matter of days.  This past August, AVTOVAZ announced they would be returning to Cuba after an absence of 12 years.  The importance… T... More »

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Cuba Goes Shopping for Cars

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I got really excited about something recently that most other people might find rather boring.  Perhaps the most banal things get me going these days.  What got me excited?  I saw at least 100 new cars parked in a lot at the Port of Havana. … TO READ THE FULL ... More »

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The Russian Cars of Cuba

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One might think that classic 1950s American cars such as the Ford and the Chevy are the only vehicles on the roads of Cuba.  True, these cars have become a symbol of the Island today.  But if one takes a closer look, there are other… TO READ THE FULL STORY:  S... More »

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AvtoVAZ Returns to Cuba

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The Russian automobile manufacturer AvtoVAZ is returning to Cuba after an absence of 12 years.  AvtoVAZ will export 300 Lada vehicles, the Vesta and Largus models to the Island.  The first delivery of cars is set for November.  Depending on the success of the ... More »

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Those Old Classic American Cars

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The first thing many a tourist will notice on their maiden voyage to Cuba is those old classic American cars that still roam the streets.  They’re everywhere.  It’s like “stepping back in time,” they say.  Although the old cars aren’t only American, (one can f... More »

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Renting a Car in Cuba

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Renting a car in Cuba is expensive and a somewhat complicated process.  Daily rates for a small compact car start at $71 CUCs a day, plus perhaps a one time charge of $20 CUCs.  The $71 CUCS is the equivalent of $71 US.  If one… TO READ THE FULL STORY:  SUBSCR... More »

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