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Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east

Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east Harriet Alexander, new york 22 OCTOBER 2016 • 6:42PM Cuba has turned down offers from the United States of assistance to rebuild their country in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, in a sign that the relationship between the Cold War foes remains frustratingly frosty. Several […] Continue reading

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

Cuba: Co-op growth slows

Cuba: Co-op growth slows Article by Anca Voinea 12 February 2016 As Cuba continues its efforts to open to more trade, the number of new co-ops being set up has decreased. According to figures released by the country’s National Statistics Office, only 22 new co-operatives were created last year in sectors other than agriculture. This […] Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy’s impact has yet to fade in Santiago de Cuba

Hurricane Sandy’s impact has yet to fade in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba is still recovering from Oct. 25, 2012 storm Author: Hatzel Vela, Reporter, hvela@Local10.com Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com Published On: Nov 02 2015 09:07:53 PM EST Updated On: Nov 19 2015 12:10:00 AM EST SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba – Three years […] Continue reading

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on October 25, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 25 October 2015 – There are few grandmothers left who simply put their hand on a grandchild’s forehead to find out if he or she has a fever. With the widespread availability of body temperature thermometers in the […] Continue reading

Holguin – Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope

Holguin: Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 18, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 31 August 2015 — For the Cuban Government, the level of job insecurity, the index of diseases (above all those provoked by the deterioration in the control of hygiene, epidemiology and […] Continue reading

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September 17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street in eastern Havana, escorted by […] Continue reading

On Francis’ last, full day in Cuba, a message of change

On Francis’ last, full day in Cuba, a message of change Pope Francis delivers homily with “many dimensions” Throngs endure swelter to see pope celebrate Mass in Holguín Day closes with visit to Santiago de Cuba and sacred shrine BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND DANIEL CHANG pmazzei@miamiherald.com HOLGUIN, CUBA The man whose unassuming personality has transformed […] 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

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In Venezuela

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on August 15, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 August 2015 — The suspicious increase in certain inopportune illnesses is now the most sensitive factor for the normal development of the Cuban medical mission in Venezuela. During the present year, […] 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

The Politics of Prevention – Cholera in Cuba

The Politics of Prevention: Cholera in Cuba [30-07-2015 01:02:47] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Even before the scheduled opening of the US Embassy on July 20, 2015, there were advertisements, blog posts, tweets, and news feeds welcoming U.S. residents to Cuba for cultural, religious or educational opportunities. Cuba remains a popular destination for Canadian and Western […] Continue reading

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges June 28, 2015 12:00 AM By Elizabeth Miles / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Marisol Valentin still remembers the U.S. Customs officer who during one of her trips to Cuba told her she shouldn’t be working to send aid to the island country under a long-time U.S. embargo. […] Continue reading

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 10, 2015 Iván García, 8 June 2015 — This is the current scenario. About 60,000 families receive their drinking water by tanker trucks. 60% of the water distributed is lost due to breakdowns in the hydraulic system. 20% of that […] 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

Medical Impotence

Cuba: Medical Impotence / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 25, 2015 While the government exports thousands of doctors, old diseases are coming back, such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, whooping cough, chikungunya, and cholera, and new exotic diseases are appearing that had never before been seen on the Island. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 February […] Continue reading

Cuba dissidents say 38 activists freed as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba dissidents say 38 activists freed as part of deal with U.S. BY DANIEL WALLIS AND NELSON ACOSTA HAVANA Fri Jan 9, 2015 5:00pm EST (Reuters) – Cuba has freed 38 opposition activists from prison over the past two days, including a popular hip-hop artist, as part of a deal to improve relations with 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

Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors

Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors Havana earns almost $8 billion a year off the backs of the health workers it sends to poor countries. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Nov. 9, 2014 5:55 p.m. ET Western cultures don’t approve of human trafficking, which the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as “organized criminal activity in which human beings are […] Continue reading

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All the […] Continue reading

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Worker

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Workers September 30, 2014 Yenisel Rodríguez Perez HAVANA TIMES – Health problems begin to spread across Cuba as the government begins to lose the firm hand of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs) to impose its epidemic-control methods and procedures on the population. Historically, the Castro […] Continue reading

Ébola y cuchillo de palo

SALUD Ébola y cuchillo de palo PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 19 Sep 2014 – 8:14 am. Especialistas cubanos han sido enviados a luchar contra el ébola en Sierra Leona, mientras en las calles habaneras crecen las expectativas sobre la llegada al país de esa epidemia. De ordeno y mando, 165 especialistas […] Continue reading

Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence Havana, Cuba, Aug 30.- The prevalence of Dengue in many countries of the world continues to pose a complex  situation said Cuban health authorities who alerted that the presence on the island of all four Dengue types triggers major concern. The alert was […] Continue reading