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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

The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end

The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 6 Abr 2016 – 9:18 am. Stagnation, that yearning to move forward while one remains stuck in the same place, is the result of ambiguity. Those observing the phenomenon from the outside feel that their hands […] 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

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency”

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency” / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa Posted on August 8, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 7 August 2015 — The Deputy Minister of Public Health, Jose Angel Portal, described the epidemiological situation in the city of Holguin as a health emergency, according to a local […] 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Guantanamo, Cuba Has Its Shanties Too

Guantanamo, Cuba Has Its Shanties Too June 26, 2013 Rosa Martínez HAVANA TIMES — According to Isbel Diaz Torres, the writer of one of Havana Times’ diaries I enjoy reading the most, Indalla is a shantytown located in the very heart of the Cuban capital which not even the president of its municipality knew existed. […] Continue reading

Floods wallop western Cuba

Posted on Friday, 06.07.13 Floods wallop western Cuba By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Heavy rains in westernmost Cuba from what later became Tropical Storm Andrea have destroyed tons of warehoused tobacco leaves, flooded farms and cut electricity to several parts of Pinar del Rio province, according to official reports. Hardest hit were the municipalities of […] Continue reading

Cuba wants to swap drugs for Dominican products

Cuba wants to swap drugs for Dominican products Jun 5 at 8:54 AM Havana. Santo Domingo.- Havana proposed to Santo Domingo a swap of its drugs and other local products, Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (IGBC) director Luis Herrera Martinez announced Tuesday. He said the Cuban government contacted president Danilo Medina last week, and […] 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

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

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

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba

Sandy leaves disease, destruction in Cuba By ROBERTO DE JESUS GUERRA PEREZ The Institute for War & Peace Reporting SANTIAGO, Cuba — While sections of the East Coast of the United States are still totaling up the damage from Superstorm Sandy, much of Cuba is overwhelmed by destruction and disease cause by what one U.N. […] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] 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

Cuba and Haiti struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Sunday, 10.28.12 Hurricane Sandy Cuba and Haiti struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy In the two hard-hit countries, where Hurricane Sandy caused 66 deaths, residents are coping with life without electricity and water. In Santiago de Cuba alone, some 137,000 homes were damaged. By MIMI WHITEFIELD And JACQUELINE CHARLES mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Even before Hurricane […] Continue reading

Who Can We Ask?

Who Can We Ask? October 13, 2012 Esteban Morales* People buy newspapers but usually do so only by inertia, because day after day they won't find anything of interest in them. Photo:Caridad HAVANA TIMES — For people like me who enjoy writing, we also like it when others read our work. But this isn't enough. […] Continue reading