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Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to the […] Continue reading
Cuba’s latest prescription for its sick economy Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:15 am By JANET O’NEILL For those always looking for something good in the bad guy, let me offer a present-day example of the sometimes foolhardiness of that endeavor. My illustration is Cuba, a communist totalitarian dictatorship and President Obama’s recent new amigo. […] 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
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
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
Heart to Heart International will head to Cuba soon to deliver medical supplies As soon as the Cuban government gives its approval, Heart to Heart International will deliver catheters, syringes, rubber gloves, diapers, thermometers, antibiotics and more to a pediatric hospital in need. BY ERIC ADLER eadler@kcstar.com The United States government took a major step […] Continue reading
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
U.S. frees hundreds of Cuban criminals because Havana won’t take them back Hundreds with ‘Zadvydas cases’ refused by their home countries Washington Times By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Hundreds of Cuban criminals are released onto the streets of the U.S. every year because that nation won’t take them […] Continue reading
U.S.-Cuba talks head to Washington BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 02/25/2015 5:30 PM 02/25/2015 10:59 PM The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two nations. […] 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