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Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:30 am CET MIAMI (AP) – Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors […]

The Cuban hustle – Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay

The Cuban hustle: Doctors drive cabs and work abroad to make up for meager pay By ROB WATERS FEBRUARY 8, 2017 HAVANA — He knew as a child that he wanted to be a doctor, like his father. He went to medical school, became a general surgeon and ultimately a heart specialist. He practiced at […]

Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island

Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 January 2017 — With notable determination, the Cuban government seeks to lure, or rather rope-in, physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers who have defected while serving on medical missions outside Cuba. To this end, it […]

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to the […]

Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […]

Cuba’s latest prescription for its sick economy

Cuba’s latest prescription for its sick economy Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:15 am By JANET O’NEILL For those always looking for something good in the bad guy, let me offer a present-day example of the sometimes foolhardiness of that endeavor. My illustration is Cuba, a communist totalitarian dictatorship and President Obama’s recent new amigo. […]

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba Carten Cordell, Federal Times 4:21 p.m. EDT June 13, 2016 The 50-year freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations continued its diplomatic thaw on June 13, this time with the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health entered into […]

Cuba – If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Cuba: If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled? A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone. “I LIVED IN Spain for 18 years but knew due to the economic crisis, I couldn’t continue my studies there. If I […]

Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba

Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba White House Letter By GARDINER HARRIS FEB. 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the White House considers a historic visit by President Obama to Cuba this year, a concern beyond the political and diplomatic hurdles has arisen: the Zika virus. Mr. Obama has said he would “very much” […]

CUBA REFUSES TO PAY DOCTORS SENT ABROAD TO FIGHT EBOLA

REPORT: CUBA REFUSES TO PAY DOCTORS SENT ABROAD TO FIGHT EBOLA by FRANCES MARTEL26 Oct 201538 The estimated 460 Cuban doctors deployed to west Africa to participate in the fight against the Ebola outbreak developing there last year have not been paid the car, home, or World Health Organization (WHO) salaries they were promised if […]

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 […]

Not a penny for fighting Ebola

Not a penny for fighting Ebola PABLO PASCUAL MÉNDEZ PIÑA | La Habana | 23 Oct 2015 – 11:10 am. The Cuban medical personnel who fought Ebola have not received the cars, homes or payments promised them by the regime, while those tapped for honors are still waiting for their medals. The Cuban medical personnel […]

Tampa nonprofit can again perform hip, knee surgeries in Cuba

Tampa nonprofit can again perform hip, knee surgeries in Cuba Updated: October 4, 2015 at 06:16 AM TAMPA — The United States’ five-decade-long policy of isolating Cuba was meant to economically cripple its Communist government. Instead, some in the medical profession say, it played a role in crippling the bodies of some with debilitating hip […]

New U.S.-Cuba relationship frequent theme during pope’s visit

New U.S.-Cuba relationship frequent theme during pope’s visit Pope Francis tells Congress it’s his duty to build bridges White House will continue to seek pope’s support in new relationship Pope: U.S.-Cuba reconciliation represents ‘positive steps’ Carolyn Kaster AP BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com HAVANA During Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba and the United States, there have […]

Only Half the Story

Only Half the Story / Fernando Damaso Posted on September 12, 2015 Fernando Damaso, 11 September 2015 — A few days ago the Cuban Ministry of Public Health published an extensive article under the headline “Health Services to Our People Are Guaranteed and Improving.” But it only told about half the story, ignoring everything else. […]

Heart to Heart International will head to Cuba soon to deliver medical supplies

Heart to Heart International will head to Cuba soon to deliver medical supplies As soon as the Cuban government gives its approval, Heart to Heart International will deliver catheters, syringes, rubber gloves, diapers, thermometers, antibiotics and more to a pediatric hospital in need. BY ERIC ADLER eadler@kcstar.com The United States government took a major step […]

How the Obama White House runs foreign policy

How the Obama White House runs foreign policy By Karen DeYoung August 4 at 8:33 PM When Susan E. Rice took over as President Obama’s national security adviser two years ago, she was struck by how the White House had grown. Since she had last served on the National Security Council, during the Clinton administration, […]

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 […]

International Road Safety Expert Advises Cuban Authorities

International Road Safety Expert Advises Cuban Authorities / 14ymedio Posted on July 16, 2015 14ymedio, 15 July 2015 — The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, met in Havana with Cuban authorities in charge of transport to find ways to reduce accidents on the island’s roads. Todt is in Cuba on Monday […]

More tough talks ahead as U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations

More tough talks ahead as U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations – Accord on embassies just a first step – Other topics: human rights, legal disputes, extradition – Unsettled: 5,913 American claims for expropriated property BY HANNAH ALLAM AND MIMI WHITEFIELD McClatchy Staff WASHINGTON July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba […]

U.S. frees hundreds of Cuban criminals because Havana won’t take them back

U.S. frees hundreds of Cuban criminals because Havana won’t take them back Hundreds with ‘Zadvydas cases’ refused by their home countries Washington Times By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Hundreds of Cuban criminals are released onto the streets of the U.S. every year because that nation won’t take them […]

The Disparagement of Our Heroes Should End

The Disparagement of Our Heroes Should End / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on April 25, 2015 Dora Leonor Mesa, 24 April 2015 — The photos of Cuban President Raúl Castro conversing with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama during the Seventh Summit of the Americas are still appearing on the principal pages of the world’s most […]

In defense of our doctors

In defense of our doctors / 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila Posted on April 24, 2015 14ymedio, Eliecer Avila, 23 April 2015 — Last night while watching the images of the homecoming of the doctors who participated in the fight against Ebola in Africa I was very excited. I believe that every man or woman in the […]

A Fraying Promise – Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana MARCH 26, 2015 4:02 PM ET ROBERT SIEGEL EYDER PERALTA Miguel Coyula points at an open door in the middle of Old Havana. The mahogany door looks worn, but still handsome. The concrete facade has lost most of its paint, and time has ripped parts of […]

Cruise line executives talk Caribbean, Cuba

Cruise line executives talk Caribbean, Cuba BY HANNAH SAMPSON HSAMPSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/18/2015 2:52 PM 03/18/2015 6:13 PM The Caribbean will remain a key market for the cruise industry, executives said Wednesday, but islands must find fresh ways to stand out and compete as new destinations emerge. Top leaders of Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises USA, Royal […]

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