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The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end

The stagnation in Cuba – US relations may be coming to an end
FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 6 Abr 2016 – 9:18 am.

Stagnation, that yearning to move forward while one remains stuck in the
same place, is the result of ambiguity. Those observing the phenomenon
from the outside feel that their hands are tied because imprecision
entails… Continue reading

The First Anniversary of a Truncated Hope

The First Anniversary of a Truncated Hope / Rebeca Monzo
Posted on November 27, 2015

Rebeca Monzo, 26 November 2015 — Some days from now it will be the first
anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the
governments of Cuba and the United States, but the great expectations
awoken by the desired event seem to have fallen into… Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy’s impact has yet to fade in Santiago de Cuba

Hurricane Sandy’s impact has yet to fade in Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is still recovering from Oct. 25, 2012 storm
Author: Hatzel Vela, Reporter,
Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter,
Published On: Nov 02 2015 09:07:53 PM EST Updated On: Nov 19 2015
12:10:00 AM EST

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba –
Three years ago, Hurricane Sandy barreled through… Continue reading

Santiago – cholera is on the rise

Santiago: cholera is on the rise
LOURDES GÓMEZ | Santiago de Cuba | 5 Nov 2015 – 6:46 pm.

Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every
neighborhood, and properties surrounded by lime are the order of the day
in Santiago de Cuba.

Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every
neighborhood, and properties surrounded by… Continue reading

Epidemiological Nightmare In Santiago De Cuba

Epidemiological Nightmare In Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio
Posted on November 3, 2015

The number of cholera cases is information that hospitals and
polyclinics guard as a great secret.

14ymedio, Santiago de Cuba, 3 November 2015 — The city of Santiago de
Cuba is experiencing an epidemiological nightmare right now with spread
across the area of dengue fever and cholera.… Continue reading

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers

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 home, this peculiar gift has… Continue reading

Holguin – Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope

Holguin: Cholera and Dengue Fever Patients Kept Out of Sight of Pope /
Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on October 18, 2015

Juan Juan Almeida, 31 August 2015 — For the Cuban Government, the level
of job insecurity, the index of diseases (above all those provoked by
the deterioration in the control of hygiene, epidemiology and health) is
politically sensitive information… Continue reading

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever /
14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa
Posted on October 14, 2015

14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 14 October 2015 — Several
directors and heads of health districts in Holguin have been arrested
for their links with the illegal sale of permethrin, a chemical used
to fumigate against the Aedes aegypti mosquito,… Continue reading

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia
Posted on September 23, 2015

Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September
17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling
along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street
in eastern Havana, escorted by a bulldozer and a police… Continue reading

On Francis’ last, full day in Cuba, a message of change

On Francis’ last, full day in Cuba, a message of change

Pope Francis delivers homily with “many dimensions”
Throngs endure swelter to see pope celebrate Mass in Holguín
Day closes with visit to Santiago de Cuba and sacred shrine
BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND DANIEL CHANG

HOLGUIN, CUBA
The man whose unassuming personality has transformed the papacy arrived
Monday in… Continue reading

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values

Material Shortages in Schools Hinder the Development of Values /
14ymedio, Orlando Palma
Posted on September 4, 2015

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 1 September 2015 – Early Tuesday
morning the bell rang for the first morning of the school year in more
than 10,300 schools throughout the country. All eyes are now focused on
the availability of teachers at the… Continue reading

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological Situation

Holguin Starts the School Year in the Midst of a Complex Epidemiological
Situation / 14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa
Posted on September 1, 2015

14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 1 September 2015 — The
beginning of the school year in Holguin has been complicated this early
September by the complex epidemiological context facing the region
because of the outbreaks of dengue… Continue reading

Health Alert Causes Big Losses For The Self-Employed

Health Alert Causes Big Losses For The Self-Employed / 14ymedio,
Fernando Donate Ochoa
Posted on August 19, 2015

14ymedio, FernandoDonate Ochoa, Holguin, 18 August 2015 — The cholera
outbreak affecting Holguin has gone way beyond the health problem and
become a drag on economic activity.

The health authorities in the province have issued a set of transitional
measures that restrict… Continue reading

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In Venezuela

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In
Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on August 15, 2015

Juan Juan Almeida, 11 August 2015 — The suspicious increase in certain
inopportune illnesses is now the most sensitive factor for the normal
development of the Cuban medical mission in Venezuela.

During the present year, and especially in these last… Continue reading

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency”

Deputy Health Minister Calls Situation In Holguin A “Health Emergency” /
14ymedio, Donate Fernando Ochoa
Posted on August 8, 2015

14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 7 August 2015 — The Deputy
Minister of Public Health, Jose Angel Portal, described the
epidemiological situation in the city of Holguin as a health emergency,
according to a local television report. The statement was… Continue reading

Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention

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 developed in Cuba — a… Continue reading

The Politics of Prevention – Cholera in Cuba

The Politics of Prevention: Cholera in Cuba
[30-07-2015 01:02:47]
Cuba Transition Project

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Even before the scheduled opening of the
US Embassy on July 20, 2015, there were advertisements, blog posts,
tweets, and news feeds welcoming U.S. residents to Cuba for cultural,
religious or educational opportunities. Cuba remains a popular
destination for Canadian and Western European tourists with its rich… Continue reading

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM
By Elizabeth Miles / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marisol Valentin still remembers the U.S. Customs officer who during one
of her trips to Cuba told her she shouldn’t be working to send aid to
the island country under a long-time U.S. embargo.

On Thursday and Friday, Ms.… Continue reading

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains / Ivan Garcia
Posted on June 10, 2015

Iván García, 8 June 2015 — This is the current scenario. About 60,000
families receive their drinking water by tanker trucks. 60% of the water
distributed is lost due to breakdowns in the hydraulic system. 20% of
that water is wasted due to… Continue reading

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba / 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta
Labrada
Posted on June 5, 2015

14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada, Santiago de Cuba, 4 June 2015 — In the
midst of preparations for the 5th Centenary of the foundation of
Santiago de Cuba, the Hygiene and Epidemiology agencies have enacted
several measures to counter cholera outbreaks detected in… Continue reading

Cuba – Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree

Cuba: Where Bottle Caps Are Worth More Than a Medical Degree
April 17, 2015
Vicente Morin Aguado

HAVANA TIMES — “My son got his medical degree twenty years ago,” Rogelio
tells me. “Today, he earns 1,460 Cuban pesos a month (70 usd). Actually,
they deduct 5 % for health services and 63 pesos for the Chinese fridge
Fidel sold us… Continue reading

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?
by SPYRIDON MITSOTAKIS 13 Apr 2015

When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year,
a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the
government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem
is the “internal embargo”—the embargo that the government elite has… Continue reading

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