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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
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 […] 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
U.S.-Cuba talks head to Washington BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/25/2015 5:30 PM 02/25/2015 10:59 PM The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two nations. […] Continue reading
Euro-Cuban Biotech Ahead of US Foreign Policy? Updated: 02/23/2015 11:59 am EST Hartmut Ehrlich Chief Executive Officer, ABIVAX Philippe Pouletty Founder and Chairman, Abivax How we did business with the Castros and are developing new therapies for Hepatitis, Dengue, HIV & Ebola Paris, France — Breaking new ground is standard for scientists. Breaking a five-decade […] Continue reading
Normalizing Relations With Cuba: The Unfinished Agenda BY WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE 1/30/15 AT 4:48 PM On January 22, U.S. and Cuban diplomats concluded the first round of talks to implement President Barack Obama’s and President Raúl Castro’s decision to normalize bilateral relations. A second round of talks is scheduled for February. Much of the first […] Continue reading
US says it’s not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works Bradley Klapper | AP January 23 2015 The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said Friday that two days of talks on re-establishing full diplomatic relations had left her with no sense of whether the new U.S. policy […] Continue reading
State Department negotiator meets with Cuban cardinal, dissidents BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 01/23/2015 7:00 AM 01/23/2015 9:57 PM U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson hosted a group of seven dissidents for breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship […] Continue reading
US admits: we’re not sure if new Cuba approach will work Roberta Jacobson, the highest ranking official to visit Havana in more than 30 years, said she had no clearer idea if new policy of engagement will be a success The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in more than three decades has said that […] Continue reading