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Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

“Pajama Plan” at the National Library

“Pajama Plan” at the National Library / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 29 August 2016 — The biggest dream of those ousted is to live to tell the tale. Each passing day since he was removed from his post as Fidel Castro’s personal secretary, Carlos Valenciaga feels he is closer to outliving him. […] Continue reading

Zika, cancer focus of new U.S., Cuba accord on public health

Zika, cancer focus of new U.S., Cuba accord on public health Accord is the 8th between the two countries since relations reestablished. Topics include battling Zika-carrying mosquitoes, winning FDA approval for Cuban cancer drug. BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Cuba and the United States signed a public health agreement Monday promising to work together in […] Continue reading

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 23 April 2016 — They work as a pair. Raciel, a black man almost six feet tall, with long arms and legs and a pock-marked complexion, is in charge of the fumigation equipment, while Yilsander, a light-skinned, pudgy man, carries a black […] Continue reading

Congress considers bills to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants

Congress considers bills to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants The proposed legislation would make most Cuban immigrants ineligible for refugee money, medical benefits and other assistance. BY MEGAN O’MATZ Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. A bill to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants would save the U.S. government $2.45 billion over the next decade, congressional analysts […] Continue reading

Cuba – The Return of the Power Cuts

Cuba: The Return of the Power Cuts / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, 27 May 2016 — As of three weeks ago there have been power cuts of up to three hours in different parts of Havana. Sometimes longer. “Friday, April 29 in Altahabana (a neighbourhood in the southeast of the city), the power was cut […] Continue reading

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat March 29, 2016 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Some of us who live in Cuba have the strong feeling that our current eating habits aren’t exactly healthy. Some know this, others simply don’t even worry about it. The situation could become much worse when many […] Continue reading

Zika – How to protect yourself from the mosquito-borne virus

Zika: How to protect yourself from the mosquito-borne virus Pregnant women should not travel to affected areas Children under 3 should not use certain types of insect repellent CDC: An outbreak in the U.S. would “likely be limited.’’ BY CARLI TEPROFF AND JOAN CHRISSOS cteproff@MiamiHerald.com As the mosquito-borne Zika virus tears through Latin America and […] Continue reading

Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola

Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola August 18, 2014 Thus far no Cuban has been diagnosed with the virus By Fabian Flores (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Government authorities have increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba and to act immediately if a case is detected in the country. So far […] Continue reading

Cuba Major infectious diseases

Cuba Major infectious diseases Factbook > Countries > Cuba > Demographics Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2013) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to be encountered in countries where the risk of such diseases is assessed to be […] Continue reading