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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

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’? by SPYRIDON MITSOTAKIS 13 Apr 2015 When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo […] Continue reading

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba – 2013

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba July 30, 2012 For the first time in a century, the island country of Cuba is experiencing a cholera outbreak. Health officials have confirmed at least 137 cases of the bacterial disease including three fatalities. The Cuban outbreak has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […] Continue reading

Cuban Port Town Swamped by Sewage

Cuban Port Town Swamped by Sewage Posted by News Editor in Latest News, RSS, Waste on June 6, 2013 9:51 am / no comments By Osniel Carmona Breijo HAVANA, Cuba, June 6, 2013 (ENS) – Residents of a port town south of Havana say that their streets are constantly flooded with raw sewage, despite promises […] Continue reading

What Does a President Do?

What Does a President Do? / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez The question of the title was inspired by Fidel Castro himself when, on March 28 of this year, he asked Benedict XVI, "What does a Pope do?" Beyond the childishness of the question, it made me reflect on what any president would say […] Continue reading

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba The CDC has issued a travel notice for travelers to Cuba because of cholera outbreak For the first time in a century, the island country of Cuba is experiencing a cholera outbreak. Health officials have confirmed at least 137 cases of the bacterial disease including three fatalities. The […] Continue reading

Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers

Epidemiological update: Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers 10 Jul 2012 ECDC On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island. […] 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