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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
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
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
New York Times wrong to lobby for lifting Cuba embargo CubaEconomic SanctionsElectionsNewspapersLobbyingHuman RightsJoe Garcia Guillermo I. Martinez SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL guimar123?@gmail.com New York Times editorial on Cuba misses the point Ernesto Londoño is the newest member of The New York Times editorial board. He was hired in September and since then he has written six […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors Havana earns almost $8 billion a year off the backs of the health workers it sends to poor countries. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Nov. 9, 2014 5:55 p.m. ET Western cultures don’t approve of human trafficking, which the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as “organized criminal activity in which human beings are […] Continue reading
Well-Being in Cuba Hides Behind a Visa / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 8, 2014 Although Cecilio, an intensive care doctor, knows it will be hard spending two years in a desolate corner of Africa — a continent now synonymous with Ebola and death — there is no other option at hand for remodeling his […] Continue reading
Ebola: FG warns Cuba, others against stigmatising Nigerians SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 BY FRIDAY OLOKOR, ABUJA The Federal Government on Monday called on countries which have been stigmatising and profiling Nigerians because of Ebola to stop doing so forthwith, saying it is not in line with global best practices. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, […] Continue reading