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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
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
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
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
Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/03/2015 7:41 AM 02/03/2015 7:41 AM HAVANA Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a […] 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
Why real change in Cuba won’t come easy or fast By WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE Commentary Opinion Cuba Caribbean Asia Politics and Government International Sanctions Don’t expect things to change overnight with Cuba: How the next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relations could unfold Repealing the Helms-Burton Act will be far tougher than reaching agreement with Havana The […] 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
Bill Clinton: Gross detention imperils U.S.-Cuba relations BY JIM WYSS JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/11/2014 2:09 PM 12/11/2014 7:12 PM Former President Bill Clinton said the United States might be “well on its way” to ending the Cuban embargo, and that there were multiple areas where the two foes could cooperate, if the island would release USAID subcontractor […] 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
CASTROCARE 12.09.14 The Dark Side of Cuba’s Ebola Economy The communist government’s medical missionaries win praise for the regime, but they are victims, too. If you ask most people what Cuba is famous for they probably will name two things: rum and cigars. But if you ask leftists what Cuba is famous for they will […] Continue reading