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Airbnb now lets you rent rooms in Cuba, but hospitality industry has ways to go

Airbnb now lets you rent rooms in Cuba, but hospitality industry has ways to go | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb is expanding its operations to Cuba, but faces a number of legislative and infrastructural barriers that threaten its success. Trouble with transportation and Internet will prove particularly troublesome.
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No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba

No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.
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Bibi Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 9:16 AM

Airbnb ones more has confirm that can belong to anywhere in the whole world. Cuba has opened their home to be a host for tourist and  offer to them an unforgettable vacations in local's home. As we may know Cuba is a  island Country in the caribbean, with its capital of La Havana, where most of the tourist take place. the Island has a internet restrictions so acces is limited but to find accommodation is not a big issue as there are plenty of options. Also at tho stage master card and american express are starting to launch their services in the Island and this will endeavour different businesses and facilitate tourism. This company is growing on a daily basis since people are choosing to have a better experience in their travels where they can enjoy their vacations knowing the culture of the destination. I strongly agree with this project and would be keen to try Airbnb in my next adventures.

Also the sharing economy is way to increase income in people, especially in this the part of the world where the government limit their income, I support the idea to have an extra cash in the pocket whiling the host are able and happy to give a good service to visitors. 

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Airbnb announces more than 1,000 listings in Cuba

Airbnb announces more than 1,000 listings in Cuba | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Americans' options for traveling to Cuba have been changing rapidly since late last year, when President Obama announced an historic change in the long-contentious relationship between the two countries.
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Promoting the Use of Free Technologies in Cuba

Promoting the Use of Free Technologies in Cuba | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At one end of the debate surrounding the potential benefits of using freeware and open-source programs in Cuba, we find a fairly reduced and largely unknown group of people who have been working with these programs for years.
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Cuban cooperatives present a new economic model - PRI

Cuban cooperatives present a new economic model - PRI | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, the Cuban government has been experimenting with turning state enterprises into cooperatives and letting the workers own and run them.
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The New Cooperative Economy in Cuba

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In an effort to jump start Cuba's sluggish economy, the administration of President Raul Castro initiated a series of largely market-oriented economic reforms several years ago.

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Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour

Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Long walled off from world trade and modern technology, Cuba has developed a robust culture of DIY engineers who turn household items into useful inventions. Water pump motors propel bicycles, clothes dryers are repurposed into coconut shredders. Cuban artist Ernesto Orza has spent the last decade photographing and collecting many of these creations. Read more about Cuban inventions in our Science Wednesday piece, How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers. Continue re
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How Cuba Is Using Cooperatives to Decentralize Its Economy

How Cuba Is Using Cooperatives to Decentralize Its Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that the US will normalize relations with Cuba, change is in the air for the island country.
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Hackathon for Cuba Brings Latino Entrepreneurs, Programmers Together to ... - Latin Post

Hackathon for Cuba Brings Latino Entrepreneurs, Programmers Together to ... - Latin Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the western hemisphere when it comes to the internet. That's why technology experts and programmers are meeting in South Florida for the first ever "Hackathon for Cuba."

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Is #Cuba the First Large-scale #Maker Society?

Is #Cuba the First Large-scale #Maker Society? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When the U.S. left Cuba in the 1960s, it took most of the Cuba's engineers with it. In their absence, Fidel Castro encouraged citizens to learn how to make their own stuff. So, they did.
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Is Cuba the future of farming? - Boston Globe (subscription)

Is Cuba the future of farming? - Boston Globe (subscription) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cuba is home to the most valuable demonstration of chemical-free farming in the world.
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The Cuban Sharing Economy Could Be Huge

The Cuban Sharing Economy Could Be Huge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What better place for a "sharing economy" than a communist country that's slowly embracing a more capitalist way of doing business?
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Why Airbnb's Cuba Expansion Is a Really Big Deal

Why Airbnb's Cuba Expansion Is a Really Big Deal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Airbnb move could be the most significant development in terms of putting money in the pockets of entrepreneurs across the island.
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How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group

How co-operatives are transforming Cuba's economy - Antillean Media Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-Ops are proving to be a successful alternative to full capitalist reform in Cuba's economy, but challenges remain
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Cooperative Cuba | It's Our Economy

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Published in Z Magazine, October 2013, under the title “Laboratory for a New Society: Moving toward a cooperative economy.” Cuba is engaged in a fundamental reshaping of its society. Calling it a renovation of socialism or a renewal of ...
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Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access

Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social networks have been used in Cuba for citizen demonstrations in ecological initiatives like Twittsaneo. Photo by Jorge Luis Sánchez, reproduced with permission.
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Cuban Remix (SSIR)

Cuban Remix (SSIR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.
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New Cuba: Beachhead for Economic Democracy Beyond Capitalism

New Cuba: Beachhead for Economic Democracy Beyond Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The year 2012 may have been the United Nation's International Year of Cooperatives, but 2013 may turn out to be the more historic year for worker-ownership if the Cubans have anything to say about it.

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Focus on Food Ep. 36- Cuba: The Most Sustainable Place on Earth, with Roberto Perez

Focus on Food Ep. 36- Cuba: The Most Sustainable Place on Earth, with Roberto Perez | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hosted by Carter Wallace and Rishi Kumar
This episode first broadcast on September 7, 201

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