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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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
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. […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
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
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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
NO EMBARGO, NO CRY ORLANDO LUIS PARDO LAZO MARCH 18, 2015 This article is part of The Mantle’s series Against Censorship. The U.S. embargo against the Cuban government is like those recurrent childhood nightmares, for both Cubans living on the Island and abroad. Oh, the Embargo Embargo: limit of our life, fire of our leaders… […] Continue reading
The winners of Cuba’s ‘new’ economy COMMENTARY by Jennifer M. Harris JANUARY 14, 2015, 4:37 PM EST As the U.S. works to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, farmers in the Southeastern U.S. may benefit most, says Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent move […] 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
Change in Cuba policy is a nod to reality By Katrina vanden Heuvel December 23 President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is a decision to recognize reality. For 50 years, the United States has pursued a policy that has failed. The embargo hurt the Cuban people it claimed to help and bolstered the […] Continue reading