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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

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

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

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on October 25, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 25 October 2015 – There are few grandmothers left who simply put their hand on a grandchild’s forehead to find out if he or she has a fever. With the widespread availability of body temperature thermometers in the […] 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

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 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

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

Blessed be filtered water

Blessed be filtered water / 14ymedio, Elvira Fernandez Posted on October 5, 2014 14ymedio, Ciego de Avila, Elvira Fernandez, 26 September 2014 – “This water will satisfy you for today. Jesus will satisfy you for eternity, do you accept him?” it reads above the two taps, in one of the most useful and widely appreciated […] 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

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

Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics

Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics Experts: Socialist regime trying to enhance its legitimacy BY: Daniel Wiser March 5, 2014 6:04 pm Cuba’s socialist regime continues to engage in widespread manipulation of its health care statistics to enhance its legitimacy abroad, experts say. The issue of Cuba’s health care record came up again recently after Sen. […] 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

Cuba’s hard truths exposed

Cuba’s hard truths exposed Lane, Friday, September 13, 1:48 AM Cholera is a potentially fatal, water-borne, gastrointestinal disease usually associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation. Some 600,000 people contracted the disease in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, 8,000 of whom died. It is not the sort of illness that you would expect to find in […] 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

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 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

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

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

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

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] 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