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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
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
On Cuba’s Missions Abroad February 27, 2015 Janis Hernández HAVANA TIMES — For years, the Cuban State has been preaching that so-called “internationalist missions” are a means of offering other nations “selfless aid.” Many of us know, however, that something else hides behind this philanthropist spiel, that, over time, this fraternal assistance has become one […] 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
Must Caricom-Cuba relations be always about begging? Wednesday, December 10, 2014 THE heads of the governments of Cuba and the member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) met in Havana on Monday. This was the fifth Caricom-Cuba summit and concluded with the declaration of La Habana, which reaffirmed solidarity among those small developing countries based […] Continue reading
Are Cuba’s Economic Reforms For Real? Cuba has started making concessions to capitalism, but not out of necessity. Rob Montz | December 9, 2014 Over the summer, the proletariat paradise dispatched a fleet of state-trained doctors to West Africa to care for Ebola patients as part of its long-standing “global medical diplomacy” division. Regime officials […] Continue reading
Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone HAVANA — Nov 19, 2014, 12:15 AM ET By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, state media reported Tuesday. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British […] Continue reading
Hugo Swire first UK minister to visit Cuba in almost decade Foreign Office minister to meet senior government figures on communist island to discuss trade, investment and concerns about human rights By Danny Boyle9:42AM GMT 31 Oct 2014 Hugo Swire has become the first British Government minister to visit Cuba in almost 10 years. He […] 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