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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” […] Continue reading
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 […] 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
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
To Fight Ebola, Cuba Is Sending Its Biggest Export – Doctors BY BENNY AVNI 12/15/14 AT 10:00 PM “They were trying to get us to do the best job we could. We were told that this is very good income for the country,” said a Cuban doctor we’ll call Dr. Jose Suarez, describing instructions from […] Continue reading
Cuban Doctor Back Home after Beating Ebola December 6, 2014 Dr. Felix Baez arriving in Cuba. Photo: Ismael Francisco/ HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after contracting it in Sierra Leone returned to the island on Saturday, reported dpa news. Felix Baez, the first known Latin American to have been infected […] Continue reading
Cuban MD who Contracted Ebola Returning Home Soon December 5, 2014 HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has recovered from the disease and will soon return to the island, according to a statement from the health authorities published today in Havana. Those responsible for the University Hospital of Geneva […] 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
A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the U.S. By THE EDITORIAL BOARDNOV. 16, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry and the American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, have praised the work of Cuban doctors dispatched to treat Ebola patients in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent an official […] Continue reading
Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama By Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of […] Continue reading
Cuba: The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on November 4, 2014 Every interesting story has light and dark parts, epic actions, and a protagonist who inspires. The rest consists of weaving reasons and emotions together by way of origami. The Cuban government knows very well how […] Continue reading
Critics of Cuban government criticize bid to host LGBT conference MEXICO CITY — Critics of the Cuban government this week blasted efforts to allow the Communist country to host the International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association’s biennial global conference in 2016. Cuban-born U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on Friday described any attempt to […] Continue reading