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Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces

Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces / 14ymedio Posted on August 7, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, 7 August 2014 – Health authorities in Cuba are facing one of the most serious epidemiological situations in recent years, seeking curb the spread of cholera, dengue fever and the chikungunya viruses which are spreading to much of the country. […] Continue reading

Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 06.10.14 Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba A disease first detected in the Caribbean in December has been spreading rapidly from island to island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne […] Continue reading

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba Well, it had to happen. Via Hablemos Press, a dissident news site in Cuba: Brote de fiebre Chikungunya en Cuba. [Outbreak of chikungunya fever in Cuba] Excerpt, with my translation: Médicos del Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin, ubicado en la oriental provincia de Holguín, informaron sobre la existencia de casos […] Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading

UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health

UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health Cuban media hails decision; UN Watch condemns “UN handing propaganda victory to a dictatorship” GENEVA, May 19 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch criticized the UN’s election today of Cuba to chair the 67th World Health Assembly, with […] Continue reading

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] Continue reading

Lo que significa el virus Chikungunya para Cuba

Lo que significa el virus Chikungunya para Cuba mayo 14, 2014 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES – Después de saltar durante meses de una isla del Caribe a otra, el virus chikungunya llegó a unos 50 kilómetros de las costas cubanas. Con casos confirmados en la vecina Haití, esta enfermedad tiene implicaciones para el sistema de […] 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

The Commandante Is Left Without Friends

The Commandante Is Left Without Friends / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 2, 2014 When it comes to Gabriel García José de la Concordia Márquez (Aracataca, Colombia, 1927) myth and reality merge. The first time he heard the name Fidel Castro, Gabo believed, was in the Latin Quarter in Paris, in 1955. It’s said that […] Continue reading

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela By Marco RubioFebruary 28, 2014 | 11:29pm Excerpted from the Florida senator’s Feb. 24 remarks on the Senate floor, following a speech by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). The senator from Iowa bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like […] Continue reading

Slaves in White Coats

Slaves in White Coats / Miriam Celaya Posted on February 13, 2014 In the nineteenth century, slave crews were rented out after the harvest to other landlords, providing the slaves a few trifles. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12 — The recent “defection” of Cuban doctor Ramona Matos Rodríguez, who provided services in Brazil under an agreement […] Continue reading

Five in Cuban home for the elderly died under disputed circumstances.

Posted on Tuesday, 01.28.14 Five in Cuban home for the elderly died under disputed circumstances. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Five people at a state-run home for the elderly in Havana died in a 24-hour period last week from what the home’s administrator said were normal causes but dissidents say was a lack of proper […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident rejects offer, continues hunger strike

Posted on Saturday, 11.09.13 Cuban dissident rejects offer, continues hunger strike BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The wife of a Cuban dissident and rapper hospitalized amid a lengthy hunger strike said Friday that he rejected an offer by a top State Security official to fully investigate his complaint that he was unfairly jailed if he […] Continue reading

Cuba Tests a Cholera Vaccine

Cuba Tests a Cholera Vaccine October 24, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — Cuban researchers are working to develop a cholera vaccine that is being tested in Cuba and Mozambique, reported dpa news. There are two variants to combat the intestinal disease developed at the Finlay Institute in Havana. One of them, a “live vaccine strain” is […] Continue reading

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] Continue reading

Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera

Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera / Laritza Diversent Posted on September 21, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September 18, 2013 , www.cubanet.org.- For approximately 15 days, several prisoners complained about cholera cases within the Combinado del Este prison in Havana. So far the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health have not reported […] 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

Cuba’s hard truths exposed

Cuba’s hard truths exposed Lane, Friday, September 13, 1:48 AM Cholera is a potentially fatal, water-borne, gastrointestinal disease usually associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation. Some 600,000 people contracted the disease in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, 8,000 of whom died. It is not the sort of illness that you would expect to find in […] Continue reading

National Prison Hospital Has 15 Cholera Patients

National Prison Hospital Has 15 Cholera Patients / Dania Virgen Garcia Posted on September 9, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September 6, 2013, Dania Virgen García / www.cubanet.org.- In the National Prison Hospital (HNR) of Combined del Este prison in Havana, there are 15 confirmed cases of cholera, according to the inmate Daniel Perez Diaz, who is […] Continue reading

Cholera outbreak in Cuba

Cholera outbreak in Cuba Posted date: September 03, 2013 The Ministry of Health and Public Health Officials are urging travelers to Cuba to take measures to prevent cholera following confirmation of a renewed outbreak of the disease in Cuba. As at 23 August 2013,163 cholera cases have been confirmed in the provinces of Havana, Santiago […] Continue reading

Major Department Store in Havana Shut Down for Health Issues

Major Department Store in Havana Shut Down for Health Issues August 29, 2013 Daniel Palacios (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Havana’s Almacenes Ultra department store will remain closed “until further notice” on instructions from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). The busy store was closed last week owing to “large concentrations of mosquitos and […] Continue reading

Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases for year

Posted on Tuesday, 08.27.13 Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases for year THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Cuba has reported a cholera outbreak to international health monitors, with 163 new cases this year associated with three provinces. According to a bulletin by the Pan American Health Organization, island authorities reported Friday that the cases were […] Continue reading

Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors

Posted on Monday, 08.26.13 Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba-born New York high school teacher Alfredo Gómez says it was bad enough that he contracted cholera during a family visit to Havana this summer. Then he got a bill from the government hospital — $4,700. Gómez’ complaint came […] Continue reading

Cuba Gov. Silent on Cholera Outbreak

Cuba Gov. Silent on Cholera Outbreak August 23, 2013 | Print | HAVANA TIMES — Despite being the top news item internationally all week regarding Cuba, the widely reported renewed presence of cholera on the island remains off-bounds for local journalists to report. Cuba watchers are not surprised as it has long been government policy […] Continue reading

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported Marc Frank Reuters HAVANA – A year after the first cholera cases in decades were reported in Cuba, the country is still struggling with outbreaks in various provinces, health workers and residents told Reuters on Thursday. On Tuesday the United States issued a health advisory […] Continue reading