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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

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

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

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

Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases

Posted on Wednesday, 06.18.14 Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases The violent fever was found in Cubans who had traveled abroad. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the […] Continue reading

New health threat in Cuba

World: New health threat in Cuba FROM WIRE REPORTS June 10, 2014 | Updated: June 10, 2014 10:21pm MIAMI – Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an independent journalist. Doctors at the Vladimir […] 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

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

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

Innermost thoughts of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba

Innermost thoughts* of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba “Although nearly 82, I secured a new five-year term as president in February 2013. It will be the last one. It is time for me to stand down after making some concessions… in a manner of speaking, at least. I […] 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

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

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 Covers Up Cholera at Home, Yet Sends Doctors Abroad

Cuba Covers Up Cholera at Home, Yet Sends Doctors Abroad at 10:25 PM Thursday, August 22, 2013 Here’s another one of the absurdities of Castro’s Cuba (and the complicit blindness of its allies): In the last year, the Castro regime has gone out of its way to cover-up a cholera epidemic in Cuba. It even […] Continue reading

Cholera Spreads Through Cienfuegos Province

Cholera Spreads Through Cienfuegos Province / Alejandro Tur Valladares Posted on August 20, 2013 CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, www.cubanet.org – The first case of infection was discovered last August 8 in the peripheral district of San Lazaro and although at the beginning epidemiologists thought that the virus could have been transferred from the city by Havana by […] 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

Report chronicles Cuba’s rights abuses

Report chronicles Cuba’s rights abuses Apr. 28, 2013 The State Department’s latest report on human-rights practices effectively puts the lie to the idea that the piecemeal and illusory changes in Cuba under Gen. Raúl Castro represent a genuine political opening toward greater freedom. If anything, things are getting worse. The report, which covers 2012, says […] Continue reading

Human rights under abuse in Cuba

Posted on Monday, 04.22.13 The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL Human rights under abuse in Cuba By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s latest report on human-rights practices effectively puts the lie to the idea that the piecemeal and illusory changes in Cuba under Gen. Raúl Castro represent a genuine political opening toward greater […] Continue reading

Calixto, the Resolute

Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

Castro wants money, not a dialogue

Posted on Sunday, 04.14.13 CUBAN EMBARGO Castro wants money, not a dialogue BY FRANK CALZON frank.calzon@cubacenter.org Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, and Raúl Castro is searching for "investors" in Cuba. Chávez spent billions of Venezuela's petro-dollars shoring up Cuba's economy but Venezuela's new leaders may not be as beneficent. Venezuela may cut off its Cuban […] Continue reading

Independent reporter released after seven months in detention

Independent reporter released after seven months in detention Published on Wednesday 10 April 2013. Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday's release of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, an independent reporter for the Hablemos Press information centre, after several weeks of mounting calls for his release from Cuban civil society and international organizations. On being freed, Martínez immediately […] Continue reading

Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his […] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning journalists. Alex Pearlman December 11, 2012 13:56 Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights Day yesterday. On […] Continue reading

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Posted on Saturday, 12.08.12 Life on the island Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak It's the disease that the government doesn't acknowledge, because it might deter tourists from coming to the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with […] Continue reading