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Biotech Mission to Cuba

Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […] Continue reading

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba October 19, 2016 View photos HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration sent some of the United States’ top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation. Two dozen U.S. and Cuban experts on […] Continue reading

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit By Sara Reardon, Nature magazine on August 17, 2016 As soon as the rain stops, mosquitoes flood the guard house of an upscale tourist resort near Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. […] Continue reading

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures Among the proposed measures are amendments to soften travel restrictions to Cuba as well as prohibit transactions with ties to the Cuban military. POR NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A “sit-in” by Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to push for gun control legislation, forced a delay of votes […] Continue reading

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference

Havanans Await Obama with Anticipation or Indifference / Iván García Posted on March 15, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 15 March 2016 — Sipping every now and then from a plastic bottle with murky spirits that brings tears to his eyes, Arsenio is trying to sell a collection of outdated junk and a handful of old magazines […] Continue reading

May Downpours Arrive Ahead of Schedule in Havana

Cuba: May Downpours Arrive Ahead of Schedule in Havana / Ivan Garcia Posted on May 19, 2015 Until Wednesday, April 29, when intense rains fell on Havana, Agustin — a private-sector farmer who grows chard, lettuce and peppers on a patch of parched land on the outskirts of the capital — was looking skyward to […] Continue reading

The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war

Cuba: The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on November 4, 2014 Every interesting story has light and dark parts, epic actions, and a protagonist who inspires. The rest consists of weaving reasons and emotions together by way of origami. The Cuban government knows very well how […] Continue reading