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Pan-American Health Organization Praises Cuban Medical Support

June 30, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Carissa Etienne has praised Cuba’s contribution to training foreign health professionals and its medical missions worldwide.

Addressing participants in the First International Encounter on Primary Healthcare Experiences in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Etienne noted that in Brazil alone, there are currently over 10,000 Cuban health workers.

She also mentioned Cuba’s healthcare missions in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador and in other small Caribbean island nations, such as Dominica.

The top PAHO official stated that 706 Cuban health professionals are currently working in Bolivia, many of them affiliated with the My Health or Mi Salud program, which is similar to Cuba’s Family Doctor-and-Nurse Program.

She also praised Cuba’s training program, which has graduated many Bolivian students as doctors.

Etienne noted that the region is facing an economic and political situation, that presents challenges to universal healthcare.

Also participating in the encounter were delegates from Ecuador…

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Cuba and USA Share Innovative Initiative on Marine Conservation

June 29, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

Imagen activa

The Vice President of Biological Operations at the Florida Aquarium, Margo McKnight, considered today as positive the possibility to travel to Cuba in order to take part in an innovative marine conservation initiative between Cuba and the United States.

McKnight will participate on Wednesday in Havana in a meeting on the protection of the marine environment, the fight against illegal fishing, the conservation of vulnerable species and coral reefs.

The representative of the Florida Aquarium and the rest of the delegation will focus the attention on different issues, such as pollution and other threats to marine life in the Gulf of Mexico.

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UN Report Shows U.S. is Source of Most Refugees and Wars

June 28, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  The Real News Network, Black Agenda Report

Submitted by The Real News Network… on Tue, 06/21/2016 – 17:54

The Ford Report, on the Real News Network

Pop quiz: Whose cocaine is grown, whose economic policies are running, who pays and equips the armies in, and whose bombs are falling in the countries producing the most of the world’s refugees?


DHARNA NOOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Dharna Noor coming to you from Baltimore.

Today, on World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency issued a new report which shows that global displacement is at an all-time high. 2015 saw 65.3 million people displaced. This is the first time in history that this number has been over 60 million.

Glen Ford is joining us from Plainfield, New Jersey, to talk about this. He’s the co-founder and executive editor of the Black Agenda Report, and the author of The Big Lie:…

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Cuban Medication Receives License to Begin Clinical Trials in the U.S.

June 27, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

The Cuban medication Heberprot-P, used in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, has received a license to begin clinical trials in the United States.

Developed by the Havana-based Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the injectable medication accelerates the healing process of diabetic foot ulcers, thus significantly reducing the risk of lower limb amputations in over 78 percent of cases.

Dr. Manuel Raíces Pérez-Castañeda, an expert with the center’s strategic products department, told reporters that the center’s products are currently registered in more than 34 countries, while by 2015 the center had received a total of 1130 patent requests from around the world, 70 percent of which have already been granted in several European and Latin American countries, as well as in Canada, Russia, Japan, Vietnam and the United States.

The only one of its kind in the world, Heberprot-P offers a novel therapeutic solution to a condition which previously…

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Fidel and Chavez’ Role in the Colombian Peace Process

June 27, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  The Guardian, Granma

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On Saturday October 13 2012, in an article cited as three years old and titled Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez played role in Colombia’s peace talks with Farc,  the Guardian Newspaper wrote that Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez “played a critical role in bringing the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla group together for peace talks that could end one of Latin America’s longest-running civil wars, the Observer has learned.

“According to sources closely involved in the peace process, which sees historic talks opening in Oslo on Wednesday, the key breakthrough after almost four years of back-channel talks between the two sides came during a visit earlier this year by Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, to Cuba, where he met both Castro and Chávez, who was in Cuba being treated for cancer.

The first meeting in Havana

“That meeting was the first of many…

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Returning to the homeland, happy and satisfied

June 21, 2016

NYC Havana Blog

Twenty-one members of Cuba’s Henry Reeve international medical brigade providing assistance to the Ecuadorian people in the wake of a devastating April 16 earthquake returned home, early Sunday, June 19.

The group which had been in Ecuador for 62 days was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by Marcia Cobas, deputy minister of Public Health.

Joy is the only word needed to describe the faces of the returning professionals, happy to be home and proud of what they were able to accomplish.

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I bring the bread of teaching

June 21, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Granma
June 20 2016

by: Yenia Silva Correa |

nydia gonzalez cuban teacher.jpg Nydia Gonzalez has held various responsibilities since the triumph of the revolution, but finds none more satisfying than teaching.  Photo: Tsmael Batista

Despite her vast teaching experience, Nydia González – who was already working in the classroom before the literacy campaign – notes that if she had another chance, she would have been a better  teacher.

Nydia González began working as a rural teacher of a multi-age group, in the province of Pinar del Río in 1957. When the Literacy Campaign was conducted in 1961 throughout the country, she was a young newlywed, and in the first months of pregnancy. However, none of this prevented her from assuming technical responsibility for the program in the neighborhood in which she worked.

“The first months were terrible because my pregnancy was very difficult. I constantly vomited on those walks through the…

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Divulgan lista de cosas que no hay en #Cuba

June 21, 2016

Visión desde Cuba

lista-carencias-cubaPor Luis Ernesto Ruiz Martínez. Chismeando en internet, algo que parece estar un poco de moda después de la visita de cierto personaje de Washington DC, encontré esta imagen que contiene una LISTA de cosas que no hay en Cuba. Me puse a pensar y pudiéramos agregar una enorme relación más de otras que tampoco vemos.

Claro, siempre llegarán algunos pesimistas atraídos por la necesitad de listar ausencias materiales que muchas veces tienen como culpable al mismo personajillo arriba mencionado, o sus antecesores. Como no acostumbro a dejar a mis lectores sin opciones de participación, salvo contadas excepciones, los invito a incorporar otras “cosas”.

Sean creativos e inteligentes, tal vez hasta nos ayuden a cambiar el mundo.

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Cuba- EEUU: La noticia a medias. Por Néstor García Iturbe

June 19, 2016

La pupila insomne

La Agencia EFE ha publicado un despacho de prensa cuyo título es  “EEUU APRUEBA COMISION DEL SENADO CUATRO ENMIENDAS SOBRE CUBA.”

En el despacho no se explica adecuadamente lo que significa esta aprobación y menos los beneficios, si hubiera alguno, que pudiera recibir el pueblo de Cuba como resultado de dicha decisión.

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Estados Unidos continua su plan sobre los jóvenes cubanos

June 17, 2016

El Heraldo Cubano

Por Arthur González.

Barack Obama lo ha reiterado, el objetivo de su política hacia Cuba son los jóvenes, esos que pudieran desmontar el socialismo desde adentro; por eso otorgarles becas a cubanos es una prioridad para que estudien en universidades estadounidenses, en lo que pudiera denominarse un “lavado de cerebro”.

Iniciando el mes de junio del 2016, la Universidad Internacional de la Florida, FIU, “bondadosamente” dio la bienvenida a 15 jóvenes cuentapropistas cubanos, seleccionados para recibir gratuitamente clases en la Facultad de Negocios, con el propósito de crear capacidades empresariales al mejor estilo capitalista.

La elección fue realizada sobre muchachos y muchachas de varias provincias cubanas, pues el proyecto persigue que en todo el país se logre una influencia similar.

Paradójicamente Estados Unidos le niega visados a profesionales cubanos de las ciencias médicas y biotecnológicas, o simplemente se les responde que las aprobaciones requieren de un análisis en el Departamento…

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