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Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] 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

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

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba

No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All 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

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba May 11, 2014 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — After months of hopping from one Caribbean island to the next the Chikunguynya virus has arrived within 50km of Cuban shores. With confirmed cases in neighboring Haiti this disease has implications for the Cuban public health system, vector control campaign, […] 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

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] 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

Cuba issues alert on cholera outbreak

Cuba issues alert on cholera outbreak 26 August, 2013 The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health and the Public Health Department confirmed their awareness of the situation following the release of a U.S. State Department security message on Aug. 20. Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria. Symptoms […] 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

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported Marc Frank Reuters HAVANA – A year after the first cholera cases in decades were reported in Cuba, the country is still struggling with outbreaks in various provinces, health workers and residents told Reuters on Thursday. On Tuesday the United States issued a health advisory […] 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 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

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

More dengue fever reported in eastern Cuba

Posted on Monday, 08.20.12 More dengue fever reported in eastern Cuba A vocational school has been turned into a makeshift hospital to handle the overflow of Dengue patients. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com An outbreak of dengue fever in eastern Cuba has reportedly forced authorities to turn a vocational school into a hospital, while a […] Continue reading

Cuban health authorities admit dengue and yellow fever outbreaks

Friday, August 17th 2012 – 11:20 UTC Cuban health authorities admit dengue and yellow fever outbreaks The Cuban Public Health Ministry (MINSAP) this week again called on people's support to help eradicate the proliferation of the dengue transmitter Aedes aegypti mosquito during the summer months, when vector-associated diseases are on the increase. nsmitter Aedes aegypti […] Continue reading

Cuba travel warning still in place

Cuba travel warning still in place 07 August, 2012 Health officials in Cayman are warning people to take precautions if they travel to Cuba due to the ongoing outbreak of cholera. According to the latest report from the Pan American Health Organisation, three people have died from cholera in Cuba and the number of confirmed […] Continue reading

Mounting Cholera?

Mounting Cholera? / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting A few days from the announced celebration of that mournful date, July 26th, in the province of Guantánamo, rumors continue to be increasingly stronger that there are several cases of cholera in eastern Cuba, plus it is even being said that there have been several […] Continue reading

Cuban Cholera Outbreak Causes Canada Health Advisory – UPDATE

Cuban Cholera Outbreak Causes Canada Health Advisory – UPDATE Posted by Staff on Jul 15th, 2012 // No Comment Canada Issues Travel Advisory for Cuban Cholera Outbreak Canada, which does not have the travel ban on Cuban travel as does the United States, has issued a travel advisory to its citizens contemplating travel to 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’s cholera outbreak prompts Canadian health advisory

Cuba's cholera outbreak prompts Canadian health advisory Prithi Yelaja, CBC News Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2:16 PM ET An outbreak of cholera in Cuba has prompted Canadian and European agencies to issue health advisories to the Caribbean country, a popular destination for tourists. As of Thursday, 85 cases had been confirmed by Cuba's Ministry of […] Continue reading

Cayman Islands issues advisory for travel to Cuba

Cayman Islands issues advisory for travel to Cuba Published on July 10, 2012 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — Following a cholera outbreak in Cuba, the Cayman Islands' Medical Officer of Health, Dr Kiran Kumar, has issued a travel advisory recommending travel to that country on an essential basis only. According to media reports Cuba […] Continue reading

Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba

Posted on Friday, 07.06.12 Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba People in Cuba say hospitals are chaotic and being controlled by security agents who don't want alarming reports to get out. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and […] Continue reading