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The First Anniversary of a Truncated Hope

The First Anniversary of a Truncated Hope / Rebeca Monzo Posted on November 27, 2015 Rebeca Monzo, 26 November 2015 — Some days from now it will be the first anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States, but the great expectations awoken by the desired event […] Continue reading

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September 17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street in eastern Havana, escorted by […] 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

The Politics of Prevention – Cholera in Cuba

The Politics of Prevention: Cholera in Cuba [30-07-2015 01:02:47] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Even before the scheduled opening of the US Embassy on July 20, 2015, there were advertisements, blog posts, tweets, and news feeds welcoming U.S. residents to Cuba for cultural, religious or educational opportunities. Cuba remains a popular destination for Canadian and Western […] 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 – Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree

Cuba: Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree April 17, 2015 Vicente Morin Aguado HAVANA TIMES — “My son got his medical degree twenty years ago,” Rogelio tells me. “Today, he earns 1,460 Cuban pesos a month (70 usd). Actually, they deduct 5 % for health services and 63 pesos for the […] 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

Cuban Doctors Are Enslaved Says ‘The Wall Street Journal’

Cuban Doctors Are Enslaved Says ‘The Wall Street Journal’ / 14ymedio Posted on November 11, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, 10 November 2014 — In an article published Sunday, the Wall Street Journal lashes out against the “doctor diplomacy” carried out by the Island by sending health personnel abroad. The newspaper compares the system with the “slave […] 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

Cuba Major infectious diseases

Cuba Major infectious diseases Factbook > Countries > Cuba > Demographics Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2013) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to be encountered in countries where the risk of such diseases is assessed to be […] 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

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

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

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

Cholera outbreak in Cuba

Cholera outbreak in Cuba Posted date: September 03, 2013 The Ministry of Health and Public Health Officials are urging travelers to Cuba to take measures to prevent cholera following confirmation of a renewed outbreak of the disease in Cuba. As at 23 August 2013,163 cholera cases have been confirmed in the provinces of Havana, Santiago […] Continue reading

Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases for year

Posted on Tuesday, 08.27.13 Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases for year THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Cuba has reported a cholera outbreak to international health monitors, with 163 new cases this year associated with three provinces. According to a bulletin by the Pan American Health Organization, island authorities reported Friday that the cases were […] 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 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

PAHO Issues Cholera Update For Haiti, Dominican Republic And Cuba

PAHO Issues Cholera Update For Haiti, Dominican Republic And Cuba The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. According to the report, in Haiti, since the beginning of the epidemic (October 2010) to epidemiological week (EW) 32 of 2013, […] 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

Report chronicles Cuba’s rights abuses

Report chronicles Cuba’s rights abuses Apr. 28, 2013 The State Department’s latest report on human-rights practices effectively puts the lie to the idea that the piecemeal and illusory changes in Cuba under Gen. Raúl Castro represent a genuine political opening toward greater freedom. If anything, things are getting worse. The report, which covers 2012, says […] Continue reading

Human rights under abuse in Cuba

Posted on Monday, 04.22.13 The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL Human rights under abuse in Cuba By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s latest report on human-rights practices effectively puts the lie to the idea that the piecemeal and illusory changes in Cuba under Gen. Raúl Castro represent a genuine political opening toward greater […] 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

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists

Cuba cracks down on activists, journalists After a year away, Cuba returns to the list of countries imprisoning journalists. Alex Pearlman December 11, 2012 13:56 Human rights defenders, political dissidents and journalists have been threatened, beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cuba recently, and the widespread government crackdown continued on International Human Rights Day yesterday. On […] Continue reading