Archive for the ‘Cuba News’ Category

October 22, 2014

Cuban medics arrive in Liberia to fight Ebola

Al Jazeera –  Cuban medical team has arrived in Liberia to help tackle the spread of the Ebola virus.Earlier, the foreign ministry said the 52-member team comprised doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, intensive care doctors, general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, intensive care nurses, anesthetists and licensed nurses. Read more:

October 21, 2014

Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo

Russia Today – Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961. It was passed by the State Duma on Tuesday. The document says that… read more »

October 21, 2014

ALBA countries agree on plan to combat Ebola; Cuba sending 91 more health care workers

EFE – On Monday, the countries belonging to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – or ALBA, from the group of nation’s Spanish acronym – agreed on a plan to combat, and protect themselves from, Ebola at a special summit at which Cuba announced the deployment of two… read more »

October 20, 2014

Ebola summit in Cuba seeks to unify prevention strategies

Daniel Trotta, Reuters – Cuba and its closest allies from Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Havana on Monday to set plans for protecting their countries from Ebola and seek ways to help West Africa. “I am convinced that if this threat is not stopped in West Africa with an immediate… read more »

October 18, 2014

Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola

Anne Marie Garcia, The Associated Press – Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Cuba is sending about 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight Ebola, an effort that was praised… read more »

October 17, 2014

Head of Cuba’s Ebola effort expects more aid soon

Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press — A leftist Latin American summit next week should generate more aid to fight Ebola, including additional Cuban doctors and support staff from other nations, the head of Cuba’s effort to slow the disease said Friday. Jorge Perez, the head of Cuba’s top tropical medicine… read more »

October 17, 2014

Kerry: Ebola presents ‘test of global citizenship’

Lara Jakes, The Associate Press — Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it “a real test of global citizenship.” “Meeting this crisis is going to require that we draw on… read more »

October 16, 2014

Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press — 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. The project, known… read more »

October 14, 2014

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels

Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times — The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. The continuing C.I.A. effort to train Syrian rebels is just the latest example of an American president becoming enticed by the prospect… read more »

October 12, 2014

New York Times: End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba

New York Times Editorial Board — Scanning a map of the world must give President Obama a sinking feeling as he contemplates the dismal state of troubled bilateral relationships his administration has sought to turn around. He would be smart to take a hard look at Cuba, where a major… read more »