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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

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

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

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

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Thursday morning will never be forgotten by thousands of people in Eastern Cuba. The wind, flying roofs, heavy rains and trees falling on streets and houses, will remain as permanent memories of Hurricane Sandy. Nor will they be able to get out of […] Continue reading

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president

Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president Published on Monday 24 September 2012. Harassment of dissidents has never really stopped since Raúl Castro became president in 2006 but, if they are detained, it is usually for short spells. The arrest of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a reporter for the independent Hablemos Press […] Continue reading

Cuban journalist arrested for his investigative reporting

Cuban journalist arrested for his investigative reporting The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is concerned that the detention of Cuban reporter Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is a return to darker days. Martínez, who works for the independent Hablemos Press agency, was arrested on 16 September on a charge of insulting the president, […] Continue reading

Cuba says cholera kills three, blames bad water wells

Cuba says cholera kills three, blames bad water wells HAVANA | Tue Jul 3, 2012 7:21pm EDT (Reuters) – Three people have died of cholera and another 50 have been diagnosed with the illness in an outbreak caused by contaminated well water, the Cuban government said on Tuesday. It blamed recent heavy rains and high […] Continue reading

Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

February 21, 2008CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISISTough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro By Knut Henkel Fidel Castro was the face of the revolution, now he leaves behind adifficult legacy. Despite its successes in education, Cuba is plagued bya serious economic crisis. As Fidel Castro retires Cuba is left with an uncertain economic future.It's hard to miss the […] Continue reading

Cuba cits ‘world class’ trail in biotech research

Cuba cits ‘world class’ trail in biotech researchBy Gary Marx, the Chicago Tribune HAVANA ? On the outskirts of Havana sits a cluster of drab buildings that are part of an effort to propel Cuba to the forefront of biotechnology even as its population struggles with blackouts, shortages and crumbling infrastructure.Known as the Center for […] Continue reading

Cuba cutting ‘world class’ trail in biotech research

Cuba cutting ‘world class’ trail in biotech research Well-funded government labs enable Castro’s cash-starved nation to produce high-quality vaccines and medications for a global market By Gary Marx, Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent. December 18, 2005. HAVANA — On the outskirts of Havana sits a cluster of drab buildings that are part of an effort to […] Continue reading