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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
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
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
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
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
US embargo stalled payment to Cuban Ebola doctors Friday – 12/12/2014, 5:23pm ET By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Cuba had to cover food and lodging expenses for dozens of its doctors fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone after the U.S. embargo delayed payments from the World Health Organization, an official at the U.N. […] Continue reading
How Cubans Make Ends Meet: What New York Times Editorials Miss* / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2014 If someone told you would receive a monthly salary of 350 pesos, the equivalent of $15, for a job as a nighttime security guard at a dilapidated school in a country where credit does not exist […] Continue reading
Cuban Doctors Flee Venezuela With The Help Of U.S. Parole Program By Brianna Lee@briannacleeb.lee@ibtimes.com on November 17 2014 3:40 PM Cuban neonatologists watch over premature babies in the natal intensive care unit of a public maternity hospital in Guatire on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Reuters/Jorge Silva Venezuela’s brewing economic troubles and high crime rates […] Continue reading
No Time for Sadness in an Exhausted Cuba October 7, 2014 Carlos Cabrera Perez (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Cuba is socially and economically exhausted, and neither Raul Castro nor the opposition have any time to implement the structural reforms needed to keep the country from falling off the edge of the cliff. All the […] Continue reading
Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola August 18, 2014 Thus far no Cuban has been diagnosed with the virus By Fabian Flores (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Government authorities have increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba and to act immediately if a case is detected in the country. So far […] Continue reading