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    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost?

    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST. The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1), according to the Government’s convenience, besides sowing economic chaos, also features an immoral component for […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that visitors […] Continue reading

    Social justice in Cuba? No racism?

    Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […] Continue reading

    Todos los cambios – Médicos esclavos y país sin médicos / El cinismo del régimen / Obama y la oposición cubana

    Todos los cambios: Médicos esclavos y país sin médicos / El cinismo del régimen / Obama y la oposición cubana DDC | Madrid | 13 de Enero de 2017 – 19:08 CET. Médicos esclavos y país sin médicos Dos de los rubros más importantes para la sobrevivencia económica del castrismo son las remesas familiares y […] Continue reading

    Advancing human rights in Cuba

    Advancing human rights in Cuba The pope might start with embracing Cuba’s true heroes By George Phillips – – Thursday, September 10, 2015 In the 1980s when Lech Walesa boldly stood up to his oppressive Communist government in Poland, he was embraced by Pope John Paul II, the news media and opponents of communism everywhere. […] Continue reading

    Those Pools Aren’t for the People

    “Those Pools Aren’t for the People” / 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández Posted on August 16, 2015 14ymedio, Juan Carlos Fernández, Pinar del Río, 13 August 2015 — “New movies, lots of ice cream, and a good pool,” is how a resident of Pinar del Río summarized his wishes for this school vacation. His second wish […] Continue reading

    Cuba Needs More Doctors and Better Hospitals

    Cuba Needs More Doctors and Better Hospitals / Ivan Garcia Posted on April 30, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 29 April 2015 — The urology ward at Calixto Garcia Hospital is a bleak scene. Patients in soiled pajamas wander through the halls like zombies with serum on their hands, in search of a urologist, who hasn’t come […] Continue reading

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on April 29, 2015 Extracts from the article “Organ Trafficking: A Dark and Atrocious Business” By Mónica López Ferrado Users of transplant tourism come from all over the world. “As long as it’s offered there will be demand,” laments Luc Noel. From his office […] 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 […] Continue reading

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba Kim-Marie Evans February 16, 2015 Contrary to recent headlines, Cuba is not flinging open its doors for tourist travel. Although there have been recent changes in U.S. regulations, it is still technically illegal for an American to be a tourist in Cuba. In fact, during a recent art-buying […] Continue reading

    Forbidden Magazines for Cuba’s Higher-Ups

    Forbidden Magazines for Cuba’s Higher-Ups June 9, 2014 Martin Guevara* HAVANA TIMES — I was allowed to return to Cuba in 1986. They had told me I didn’t have permission to study, that I had to work. I had profound knowledge about books and rum and – arbitrarily, it seems – they gave me a […] Continue reading

    An Experience at a Cuban Hospital

    An Experience at a Cuban Hospital May 21, 2014 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Three people had their hands on my body, ready to hold me down in place and prevent any movement (even though I hadn’t shown the slightest intention of moving). I assure you this rather oppressive picture was not a product of […] Continue reading

    UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health

    UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health Cuban media hails decision; UN Watch condemns “UN handing propaganda victory to a dictatorship” GENEVA, May 19 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch criticized the UN’s election today of Cuba to chair the 67th World Health Assembly, with […] Continue reading

    Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source

    30 JULY 2013 – 09H39 Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source AFP – Football legend Diego Maradona blazed a path for Cuba to become a medical tourism destination when he traveled to the island for drug addiction treatment in 2000. Since then, thousands of other famous and not-so-famous faces have traveled here for […] Continue reading

    A Stronghold of Medical Power

    A Stronghold of Medical Power / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, Translator: Unstated The phrase was spontaneous; Ameijeiras Brothers Hospital is one of the last bastions of medical power. My husband is a patient there and I go every day. Unlike other hospitals, I don't have to "move there" bringing my own bedding, fan, light bulbs, […] Continue reading

    The Two Faces of Medicine in Cuba / Iván García

    The Two Faces of Medicine in Cuba / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Dennis, 39, and his wife Elvira, 37, spent seven months trading off between sleeping on the floor and on a mat full of patches, next to the bed of their 10-year-old son, who was involved in a complex surgery at the Juan […] Continue reading

    Doctors for oil – international trade Cuban-style

    Doctors for oil – international trade Cuban-styleBy Phillip Hart12:01AM BST 31 Jul 2006 For a man who is so averse to the ways of capitalism, Fidel Castro, the Cuban president, has spotted a lucrative money-earner for his economically stagnant island. He is exporting the country's medical expertise in return for hard currency and cheap oil […] Continue reading

    Mazorra’s crimes

    posted on Wednesday, 02.02.11

    Mazorra’s crimes

    OUR OPINION: Cuban medical system exposed as fraud, failure

    Cuba’s public system is held up to the world as one of the
    glories of the revolution. It’s supposed to be a major achievement of
    the Castro dictatorship, consistently used to justify the deprivations
    Cuba’s people are forced to endure… Continue reading

    Cuba waits on Castro

    Cuba waits on CastroThe Irish Times – Saturday, October 9, 2010 Cuba is milking its tourists like never before as all await what will happen post-Fidel, writes FRANK MCDONALD POWDERED MILK. That's what was so amazing about it. The young coffee-coloured Cuban guy who was trying to sell us cigars on our first night in [...] Continue reading

    Deep roots of Cuba’s dilemma

    Deep roots of Cuba's dilemmaPublished: Sunday | September 19, 2010Dennis Morrison, Contributor The late Dr Eric Williams would have been struck by the irony that after 52 years of the Cuban Revolution, which had been sparked in part by chronic unemployment in the Cuban labour force, a whopping 500,000 state employees are to be made [...] Continue reading

    Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro

    Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on CastroHumberto Fontova Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who also serves as chairperson for the Congressional Black Caucus, has composed an entreaty to President Obama for an end to the "embargo" on Cuba. "Mr. President: Lift the travel ban," reads the title of her post on The Hill's Congress Blog. "[W]e [...] Continue reading

    Darsi Ferrer, a Doctor, a Dissident, a Humanitarian Hero

    Dr. Darsi Ferrer, a Doctor, a Dissident, a Humanitarian Hero.

    My blog's readers know Dr. Darsi Ferrer, the Cuban independent doctor
    and peaceful dissident fighting against the regime, and its medical and
    tourist apartheid.
    Dr Darsi Ferrer challenged Mr. Michael Moore by showing the real
    healthcare, the one reserved to ordinary Cubans. He has been victim… Continue reading

    The End of the End of the Revolution

    The End of the End of the Revolution
    By ROGER COHEN
    Published: December 5, 2008

    ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's
    most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending
    breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived
    American rule. Bright explosions of spray… Continue reading