Visit Katapulk, an online store specifically for Cuba

Visit Katapulk, an online store specifically for Cuba

The marketplace called Katapulk allows online shopping for Cuba from anywhere on the planet. Customers can place orders online to ship to Cuba using their desktop computers or mobile devices. It’s simple, just visit the Katapulk Marketplace website (www.katapulk.com). Households in provinces such as Havana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del Río, Matanzas, Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila,…

Cuban government to buy foreign currency at 120 cuban pesos, but will not sell

Cuban government to buy foreign currency at 120 cuban pesos, but will not sell

This Thursday, August 4, Cuban monetary institutions will begin purchasing foreign currency from the population at an exchange rate of 1USDx120 CUP. This purchase will include the dollar in cash, whose entry into banks was suspended on June 23, 2021; however, in financial institutions they may only be sold and not used to recharge accounts…

Why has ETECSA limited telephone recharges from Transfermóvil?

Why has ETECSA limited telephone recharges from Transfermóvil?

Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, ETECSA, has limited to two the maximum number of telephone recharge operations that can be carried out from the Transfermóvil payment platform. At the same time, it has imposed a similar limitation -only two recharges in 24 hours- to operations made from the company’s official website. The company applied the restrictive measure…

Cuba to relax customs rules for non-commercial imports

Cuba to relax customs rules for non-commercial imports

One of the main measures requested by the Cuban population, especially Cubans living abroad and people traveling to other countries, is the relaxation of customs rules on products that are imported on a non-commercial basis. The most recent customs rules, established in 2014, specify the quantity of each product that a person can bring into…

Cuba: Minister of Economy announces opening of foreign exchange market

Cuba: Minister of Economy announces opening of foreign exchange market

Cuba’s Minister of Economy, Alejandro Gil Fernandez, announced before Parliament that the government has decided to open an exchange market for the purchase and sale of foreign currency that will operate in cash. Gil said that this is a market that will include operations of all currencies, including the dollar (despite the fact that Cuba…

Mexico aims to increase meat exports to Cuba

Mexico aims to increase meat exports to Cuba

During 2021 Mexico exported to Cuba more than 8,000 tons of meat products derived from chicken and pork. Mexican business producers know that the island is highly dependent on food imports and intend to take advantage of this circumstance. Jesús Huerta, president of the National Association of Federal Inspection Type Establishments (ANETIF), said that recently…

In one of the worst sugar harvests in history, Cuba produces only half of what was expected

In one of the worst sugar harvests in history, Cuba produces only half of what was expected

With only 52% of the 911 thousand tons of sugar planned, Cuba closed the last sugar harvest corresponding to the year 2021-2022, Azcuba’s director of Information Technology and Communications, Dionis Pérez, informed Granma newspaper. The sugar company official acknowledged that the 2021-2022 harvest did not start well and its development and behavior were not favorable,…

How to send money to Cuba from the United States

How to send money to Cuba from the United States

Sending money to Cuba from the United States can be a complicated task. Despite being two neighboring countries and the fact that millions of Cubans or Cuban descendants live in the United States, historical differences between the two countries complicate the transfer of funds to the island. However, due to the partial dollarization of the…