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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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
On Cuba’s Missions Abroad February 27, 2015 Janis Hernández HAVANA TIMES — For years, the Cuban State has been preaching that so-called “internationalist missions” are a means of offering other nations “selfless aid.” Many of us know, however, that something else hides behind this philanthropist spiel, that, over time, this fraternal assistance has become one […] Continue reading
Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading
Cuban Health Care Workers’ Motives: Idealism or Necessity? Posted on November 27, 2014 By Jeovany Jimenez Vega During an interview last Thursday on his afternoon radio program the host, Ninoska Perez, told me about the mood he perceived in the Cuban medical brigade workers dispatched a few days ago by Raul Castro. He was struck […] Continue reading
Well-Being in Cuba Hides Behind a Visa / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 8, 2014 Although Cecilio, an intensive care doctor, knows it will be hard spending two years in a desolate corner of Africa — a continent now synonymous with Ebola and death — there is no other option at hand for remodeling his […] Continue reading