Features by Sarah Rainsford

Cuba makes bid for foreign investment with a multi-million dollar port

The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone.
Posted In: cuba, brazil

Cuba's drivers don't have to be stuck in the 50s anymore

Cuba has lifted its ban on importing cars.
Posted In: cuba

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

20,000 businesses may be shut down.
Posted In: cuba

Cuba to lift travel restrictions for citizens

For decades, travel for business or pleasure has been extremely difficult for Cubans, but today the government says it is lifting its onerous exit permit process, starting in the new year.
Posted In: cuba

Results of Spanish election could help country's economic state

A new party will now take power in Spain, and citizens of that country hope this will solve their economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

In financial trouble, Spain prepares for an election

Spain is the latest European country to be hit by difficultly in the bond market. Can a shake-up in political power help change that?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

'Flashmobs' in Spain to protest foreclosures

Spain's economic crisis has pushed a record number of families to default on their mortgages. Now young protestors are organizing flash mobs to protest bank seizure of homes.
Posted In: Housing

Spain could be too big to bailout

With an unemployment rate of over 20 percent, and many citizens protesting new wage and budget cuts, many investors have labeled Spain as one of the weaker European economies to watch out for.

Spain slows down drivers to lower gas prices

Spanish drivers are slowing down today to comply with a new speed limit. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports the government hopes to reduce Spain's gas bill.
Posted In: Oil

Some Spaniards fear tourism drop in Catalonia's bullfighting ban

The Spanish province of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting, saying its barbaric and dangerous. But bullfight supporters say it's vital to tourism.
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