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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
HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba Carten Cordell, Federal Times 4:21 p.m. EDT June 13, 2016 The 50-year freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations continued its diplomatic thaw on June 13, this time with the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health entered into […] 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
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
Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on October 25, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 25 October 2015 – There are few grandmothers left who simply put their hand on a grandchild’s forehead to find out if he or she has a fever. With the widespread availability of body temperature thermometers in the […] 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
New U.S.-Cuba relationship frequent theme during pope’s visit Pope Francis tells Congress it’s his duty to build bridges White House will continue to seek pope’s support in new relationship Pope: U.S.-Cuba reconciliation represents ‘positive steps’ Carolyn Kaster AP BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com HAVANA During Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba and the United States, there have […] Continue reading