Cholera in Cuba
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Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever / 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa Posted on October 14, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 14 October 2015 — Several directors and heads of health districts in Holguin have been arrested for their links with the illegal sale of permethrin, a chemical used to fumigate […] 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

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency”

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency” / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa Posted on August 8, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 7 August 2015 — The Deputy Minister of Public Health, Jose Angel Portal, described the epidemiological situation in the city of Holguin as a health emergency, according to a local […] 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

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

Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors

Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors Havana earns almost $8 billion a year off the backs of the health workers it sends to poor countries. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Nov. 9, 2014 5:55 p.m. ET Western cultures don’t approve of human trafficking, which the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as “organized criminal activity in which human beings are […] Continue reading

New health threat in Cuba

World: New health threat in Cuba FROM WIRE REPORTS June 10, 2014 | Updated: June 10, 2014 10:21pm MIAMI – Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an independent journalist. Doctors at the Vladimir […] 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

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

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

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 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

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] 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

Americans and Cubans Still Mired in Distrust

Americans and Cubans Still Mired in DistrustBy DAMIEN CAVEPublished: September 15, 2011 MEXICO CITY — Bill Richardson had chits to offer Cuban officials in Havana this week if they released Alan Gross, the American contractor serving a 15-year sentence for distributing satellite telephone equipment.Enlarge This ImageEnrique De La Osa/Reuters Bill Richardson talked with reporters in […] Continue reading

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums

Cuba suffers exodus of the best and the brightest as economy remains in the doldrums Havana is being emptied of young people who are choosing emigration after Raúl Castro's promises of more freedoms come to nothing Parque Trillo used to be a lively pocket of Havana. A small open space bounded by four streets, it […] Continue reading

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country

Angola: Over 230 Cuban Doctors Expected in Country21 July 2009 Luanda — At least 239 Cuban physicians are expected in the country to reinforce the national health system, under the agreement signed last February between the governments of the two countries, announced Tuesday the Angolan Health minister, José Van-Dúnem. The government official told the press, […] Continue reading

Tough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro

February 21, 2008CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISISTough Challenges Ahead for Raul Castro By Knut Henkel Fidel Castro was the face of the revolution, now he leaves behind adifficult legacy. Despite its successes in education, Cuba is plagued bya serious economic crisis. As Fidel Castro retires Cuba is left with an uncertain economic future.It's hard to miss the […] Continue reading