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Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever / 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa Posted on October 14, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 14 October 2015 — Several directors and heads of health districts in Holguin have been arrested for their links with the illegal sale of permethrin, a chemical used to fumigate […] 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’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

The Gorki Aguila Case

The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares Posted on February 23, 2014 The trial schedules for this Tuesday against Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was postponed because of the health problems of his defense attorney, according to the musician himself on his Facebook page. Gorki spoke about the background […] 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

Indalla Is Located in Cuba

Indalla Is Located in Cuba May 27, 2013 Isbel Díaz Torres indallaHAVANA TIMES — Indalla is a shantytown located in the heart of the Cuban capital, whose existence even the president of the municipality where it is situated was unaware of. At the boundary between Havana’s west-laying municipalities of Marianao and La Lisa, this marginal […] Continue reading

Cuba’s bloggers stir up storm

Cuba's bloggers stir up storm November 4, 2012 – 4:15am By The Economist The New York Times Syndicate Six days after hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago — Cuba's second city, with a population of 500,000 — remained without power. Running water was scarce in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, and […] Continue reading

Chinks in the state’s media monopoly

Winds of change Chinks in the state's media monopoly Nov 3rd 2012 | HAVANA | from the print edition SIX days after Hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago, Cuba's second city with a population of 500,000, remained without power. Running water in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, was scarce and there […] Continue reading

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] Continue reading