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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: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/cuban-medics-head-liberia-fight-ebola-2014102245530107443.html

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

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: End It! What the NY Times and UN say about the US Embargo

In its lead editorial on Sunday, “Obama Should End the Embargo on Cuba,” the New York Times reignited the debate on Cuba by calling for the U.S. embargo to be lifted to serve the national interest and provide President Obama with a foreign policy legacy worthy of the name. In… read more »

October 17, 2014

SARAH STEPHENS: Secretary Kerry’s Praise of Cuba’s Ebola Role Trumps Response by State’s Spokesperson

Is there a spin doctor in the house? Today, Secretary of State John Kerry praised Cuba for its leadership in mobilizing against the Ebola outbreak in Africa. His brief but warm “shout-out” stands in marked contrast to comments by a State Department spokesperson, whose studied reluctance to say anything about Cuba’s role comes through loudly and clearly in the transcript of her press corps briefing just two days before. For over a month, Cuba’s active response to the outbreak has been receiving global praise. Even the Washington Post, not a fan of the “Castro Government,” published a piece – “In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight” – contrasting Cuba with an international community “accused of dragging its feet.”

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 »