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Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola
HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor.(10/21/2014 4:53:43 PM)
How Business Can Change Cuba
Raúl Castro's slow-motion reform of the island's sclerotic economy may be the surest way to democratize the nation(10/22/2014 7:10:39 AM)
Cuba emerges as committed ally against Ebola — yet can't treat illnesses at home
In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, nurse Dalila Martinez, trainer of the Cuban medical team to travel to Sierra Leone, practices proper disposal at a training camp, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's health ministry is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in early October.(10/22/2014 2:18:56 PM)
Cuba's black market thrives
From foreign DVDs to perfume, rum and coffee, Cuba's shelves are packed with pirated and counterfeit goods, which are sold as authorities turn a blind eye -- using the longstanding US embargo as justification. On the other side of the Florida Straits, the international Cuban television network Cubavision offers its signal to satellite suppliers around the world.(10/22/2014 11:01:11 PM)
Cuba flexes medical diplomacy muscle
In all likelihood, the 91 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa on Tuesday will face the most perilous assignment of their careers.(10/21/2014 12:57:16 AM)
Top rebel commanders join Colombian peace talks in Cuba
By Rosa Tania Valdés HAVANA (Reuters) - High-ranking guerrilla commanders joined the Colombian peace talks taking place in Cuba on Friday, injecting a sense of urgency into negotiations seeking to end Latin America's longest-running war. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) called the presence of top commanders "political artillery," and they appeared before reporters in the latest ...(10/24/2014 12:47:32 PM)
Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba
CARDENAS, Cuba (AP) — The former editors of one of Cuba's few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur debate about the nation's future, launching a series of public forums and plans for a new journal addressing the island's most urgent problems.(10/16/2014 2:31:30 PM)
US hails chance to cooperate with Cuba on Ebola
Washington (AFP) - The United States welcomed Tuesday the chance to cooperate with its old Cold War rival Cuba in the fight against Ebola, a State Department source told AFP.(10/21/2014 7:23:31 PM)
Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.(10/22/2014 2:07:29 PM)
Cuba to the rescue: Ebola-stricken countries welcome Castro's doctors
Cuba has a long history of exporting doctors and nurses, ever since its 1959 revolution led by communist leader Fidel Castro. So when Ebola struck in West Africa, Cuba was quick to step up to the plate. In recent weeks, it has dispatched 65 health workers to Sierra Leone, making it the largest nation-provider of medial professionals working to help contain the epidemic. And it's preparing to ...(10/15/2014 1:08:04 PM)
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