Cholera in Cuba
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Blessed be filtered water

Blessed be filtered water / 14ymedio, Elvira Fernandez Posted on October 5, 2014 14ymedio, Ciego de Avila, Elvira Fernandez, 26 September 2014 – “This water will satisfy you for today. Jesus will satisfy you for eternity, do you accept him?” it reads above the two taps, in one of the most useful and widely appreciated […] Continue reading

Cuba’s silence on cholera dangerous to your health

Posted on Saturday, 08.17.13 CHOLERA, DENGUE, MALARIA Cuba’s silence on cholera dangerous to your health BY SHERRI L. PORCELAIN SPORCELA@MED.MIAMI.EDU After a century hiatus, cholera has returned to Cuba. Along with the re-emergence of dengue, a mosquito-born disease, both the local population and tourists visiting the island remain at risk today. This is no surprise […] Continue reading

Havana, Between Filth and Social Indiscipline / Ivan Garcia

Havana, Between Filth and Social Indiscipline / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 29, 2013 Although a sputtering Russian-made truck and its crew passed through the Sevillano neighborhood picking up trash and garbage in the streets the night before, debris had once again accumulated on the street corners by morning. “It never ends. At dawn every […] 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

Norwegian emergency aid to Haiti

Norway Post: Norwegian emergency aid to Haiti31 October 2010 | 03:37 | FOCUS News Agency Oslo. Norway is intensifying its cooperation with Cuban doctors in Haiti, the Norway Post disclosed. An additional NOK 5 million (USD 850 000) has been allocated for cholera medicine and equipment.The new agreement focuses on measures to address the outbreak […] Continue reading