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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
International Road Safety Expert Advises Cuban Authorities / 14ymedio Posted on July 16, 2015 14ymedio, 15 July 2015 — The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, met in Havana with Cuban authorities in charge of transport to find ways to reduce accidents on the island’s roads. Todt is in Cuba on Monday […] Continue reading
More tough talks ahead as U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations – Accord on embassies just a first step – Other topics: human rights, legal disputes, extradition – Unsettled: 5,913 American claims for expropriated property BY HANNAH ALLAM AND MIMI WHITEFIELD McClatchy Staff WASHINGTON July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba […] Continue reading