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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
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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
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. […] Continue reading
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 […] 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
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 […] 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
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
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
Must Caricom-Cuba relations be always about begging? Wednesday, December 10, 2014 THE heads of the governments of Cuba and the member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) met in Havana on Monday. This was the fifth Caricom-Cuba summit and concluded with the declaration of La Habana, which reaffirmed solidarity among those small developing countries based […] Continue reading