Cholera in Cuba
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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

Santiago – cholera is on the rise

Santiago: cholera is on the rise LOURDES GÓMEZ | Santiago de Cuba | 5 Nov 2015 – 6:46 pm. Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every neighborhood, and properties surrounded by lime are the order of the day in Santiago de Cuba. Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every […] Continue reading

Holguin – Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope

Holguin: Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on October 18, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 31 August 2015 — For the Cuban Government, the level of job insecurity, the index of diseases (above all those provoked by the deterioration in the control of hygiene, epidemiology and […] Continue reading

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma Posted on September 4, 2015 14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 1 September 2015 – Early Tuesday morning the bell rang for the first morning of the school year in more than 10,300 schools throughout the country. All eyes are now focused on the […] Continue reading

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological Situation

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological Situation / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa Posted on September 1, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 1 September 2015 — The beginning of the school year in Holguin has been complicated this early September by the complex epidemiological context facing the region because […] 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

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba / 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada Posted on June 5, 2015 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada, Santiago de Cuba, 4 June 2015 — In the midst of preparations for the 5th Centenary of the foundation of Santiago de Cuba, the Hygiene and Epidemiology agencies have enacted several measures to […] 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

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba Well, it had to happen. Via Hablemos Press, a dissident news site in Cuba: Brote de fiebre Chikungunya en Cuba. [Outbreak of chikungunya fever in Cuba] Excerpt, with my translation: Médicos del Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin, ubicado en la oriental provincia de Holguín, informaron sobre la existencia de casos […] 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

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela By Marco RubioFebruary 28, 2014 | 11:29pm Excerpted from the Florida senator’s Feb. 24 remarks on the Senate floor, following a speech by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). The senator from Iowa bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like […] Continue reading

Rubio Destroys Harkin on Cuba

Rubio Destroys Harkin on Cuba February 26, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I’m kind of torn here ’cause I’ve really got some interesting callers on and I’ve gotta do this Marco Rubio response to Tom Harkin because he just nails Harkin, and this is classic. So I’m gonna try to get a lot of stuff done […] Continue reading

Slaves in White Coats

Slaves in White Coats / Miriam Celaya Posted on February 13, 2014 In the nineteenth century, slave crews were rented out after the harvest to other landlords, providing the slaves a few trifles. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12 — The recent “defection” of Cuban doctor Ramona Matos Rodríguez, who provided services in Brazil under an agreement […] Continue reading

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever / CID Posted on November 16, 2013 Santa Clara, Cuba November 13, 2013. Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside program for November and December, because of the complicated epidemiological […] Continue reading

4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast

Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast BY JENNIFER KAY AND TONY WINTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Ten people were found clinging to the hull of a small boat that capsized early Wednesday off South Florida, trapping the bodies of four dead women and one survivor in […] Continue reading

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] Continue reading

Vacationers Infected with Cholera in Caibarién, Cuba

Vacationers Infected with Cholera in Caibarién, Cuba / Yoel Espinosa Medrano Posted on September 4, 2013 SANTA CLARA, Cuba , September 3, 2013 , Yoel Espinosa Medrano / www.cubanet.org.- Two men and a woman are hospitalized in the Marta Abreu clinic in the Brisas del Oeste neighborhood, infected with cholera. Gilberto Caballero is one of […] Continue reading

Maestro de Nueva York enfermó de cólera en Cuba

Publicado el martes, 08.27.13 Maestro de Nueva York enfermó de cólera en Cuba JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Alfredo Gómez, nacido en Cuba y maestro de una escuela secundaria de Nueva York, dijo que para males le bastaba con haber contraído el cólera durante una visita familiar a La Habana este verano. Después recibió la cuenta […] Continue reading

Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors

Posted on Monday, 08.26.13 Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba-born New York high school teacher Alfredo Gómez says it was bad enough that he contracted cholera during a family visit to Havana this summer. Then he got a bill from the government hospital — $4,700. Gómez’ complaint came […] Continue reading

U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 08.21.13 U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana has issued an alert for cholera, triggering fresh allegations that Havana is hushing up an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease to avoid damaging its $2.5 billion-a-year tourism industry. Officials at the […] 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

Cuba’s Secretive Public Health Policies Criticized in Medical Journal

Cuba’s Secretive Public Health Policies Criticized in Medical Journal July 8, 2013 | Print | Rogelio M. Díaz Moreno HAVANA TIMES — An article titled “Secret Epidemics: Cuba’s Public Health Ethics” (“El silencio epidemiológico y la ética de la Salud Pública cubana”) appears in the most recent issue of Cuba’s quarterly Public Health Journal (Revista […] Continue reading

Santiago de Cuba: Epidemiological Crisis or Child’s Play

Santiago de Cuba: Epidemiological Crisis or Child's Play November 25, 2012 Janis Hernandez HAVANA TIMES — This morning, from my window I heard a group of young children playing on the sidewalk shouting "cholera's goin' 'round, cholera's goin' 'round… I'm gonna inject you. Better wash your hands." Of course those kids have no real idea […] Continue reading

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports

Cuban government stays mum on new cholera reports Juan O. Tamayo | The Miami Herald MIAMI — Four weeks after the Cuban government announced that an outbreak of cholera in the eastern part of the island was over, there are unconfirmed reports of new cases popping up in two small towns. Twenty-seven cases were reported […] Continue reading