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Cuba’s Healthcare Scam

Cuba’s Healthcare Scam Jul. 19, 2016 12:00pm By Humberto Fontova, for TheBlaze Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including: The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him. “Cuba has made significant contributions to health and […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end

The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 6 Abr 2016 – 9:18 am. Stagnation, that yearning to move forward while one remains stuck in the same place, is the result of ambiguity. Those observing the phenomenon from the outside feel that their hands […] Continue reading

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on September 4, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 1 September 2015 – Early Tuesday morning the bell rang for the first morning of the school year in more than 10,300 schools throughout the country. All eyes are now focused on the […] Continue reading

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological Situation

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological Situation / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa Posted on September 1, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 1 September 2015 — The beginning of the school year in Holguin has been complicated this early September by the complex epidemiological context facing the region because […] Continue reading

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency”

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency” / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa Posted on August 8, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 7 August 2015 — The Deputy Minister of Public Health, Jose Angel Portal, described the epidemiological situation in the city of Holguin as a health emergency, according to a local […] Continue reading

Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention

Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: August 2, 2015 TAMPA — As relations with Cuba improve, many people in Tampa are hoping for easier access to one export item the island nation has made famous — premium cigars. But there’s far more at stake with another product […] Continue reading

Cuba – Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree

Cuba: Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree April 17, 2015 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — “My son got his medical degree twenty years ago,” Rogelio tells me. “Today, he earns 1,460 Cuban pesos a month (70 usd). Actually, they deduct 5 % for health services and 63 pesos for the […] Continue reading

Cuban Doctors Are Enslaved Says ‘The Wall Street Journal’

Cuban Doctors Are Enslaved Says ‘The Wall Street Journal’ / 14ymedio Posted on November 11, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, 10 November 2014 — In an article published Sunday, the Wall Street Journal lashes out against the “doctor diplomacy” carried out by the Island by sending health personnel abroad. The newspaper compares the system with the “slave […] Continue reading

Open Letter From the MCL to Pablo Iglesias and His Hatred of Cubans

Open Letter From the MCL to Pablo Iglesias and His Hatred of Cubans / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on October 8, 2014 MCL (Movimiento Cristiano Liberación / Christian Liberation Movement) in La Razón: “Mr. Pablo Iglesias, There is Poverty in Cuba and Leftist People are Repressed” How can you deem it a campaign against […] Continue reading

HRF asks U.N. to inquire into attack on journalist

Cuba: HRF asks U.N. to inquire into attack on journalist [30-07-2014 11:13:48] The Human Rights Foundation, (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NEW YORK. —The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has submitted a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (U.N. Special Rapporteur), requesting that he send […] Continue reading

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba May 11, 2014 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — After months of hopping from one Caribbean island to the next the Chikunguynya virus has arrived within 50km of Cuban shores. With confirmed cases in neighboring Haiti this disease has implications for the Cuban public health system, vector control campaign, […] Continue reading

Stuff that Michael Moore did not tell you about Cuba

November 22, 2013 Stuff that Michael Moore did not tell you about Cuba Silvio Canto, Jr. There is something very bad going on in Cuba. First, we hear of health care but: “Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside […] Continue reading

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever / CID Posted on November 16, 2013 Santa Clara, Cuba November 13, 2013. Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside program for November and December, because of the complicated epidemiological […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Who Can We Ask?

Who Can We Ask? October 13, 2012 Esteban Morales* People buy newspapers but usually do so only by inertia, because day after day they won't find anything of interest in them. Photo:Caridad HAVANA TIMES — For people like me who enjoy writing, we also like it when others read our work. But this isn't enough. […] Continue reading

Have We Become Accustomed To Dirt?

Have We Become Accustomed To Dirt? / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez A teenager writes — with his index finger — the words "Wash me" in the dust on the window of the bus. A mother asks her son what the school bathroom is like and he confirms that "it stinks so much you […] Continue reading

Cuba confirms 3 deaths from cholera

Cuba confirms 3 deaths from cholera Published July 03, 2012 EFE Fifty-three people contracted cholera in Manzanillo, a city in the eastern province of Granma, and three died from the bacterial disease, the Cuban government said Tuesday. "A variety of germs have been identified among all the patients seen to, with 53 cases diagnosed with […] Continue reading

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums Havana is being emptied of young people who are choosing emigration after Raúl Castro's promises of more freedoms come to nothing Parque Trillo used to be a lively pocket of Havana. A small open space bounded by four streets, it […] Continue reading

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country21 July 2009 Luanda — At least 239 Cuban physicians are expected in the country to reinforce the national health system, under the agreement signed last February between the governments of the two countries, announced Tuesday the Angolan Health minister, José Van-Dúnem. The government official told the press, […] Continue reading

Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

February 21, 2008CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISISTough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro By Knut Henkel Fidel Castro was the face of the revolution, now he leaves behind adifficult legacy. Despite its successes in education, Cuba is plagued bya serious economic crisis. As Fidel Castro retires Cuba is left with an uncertain economic future.It's hard to miss the […] Continue reading