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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cuban doctor in Brazilian program kills himself – official

Cuban doctor in Brazilian program kills himself – official
BRASILIA Tue Apr 1, 2014 2:05am BST

(Reuters) – A Cuban doctor who worked in a Brazilian government program
that hired thousands of foreign physicians committed suicide at a hotel
in the country’s capital, the health ministry said on Monday.

The 52-year-old male doctor was found dead in a hotel room… Continue reading

Brazilian authorities seize cocaine

Brazilian authorities seize cocaine
Updated: 08:28, Tuesday April 1, 2014

Brazilian police have seized 3.7 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 23
people in a major anti-drug operation.

The dismantled racket used containers to export the drugs from the port
of Santos, in the state of Sao Paulo, to Europe, Cuba and Africa, they
said on Monday.

Officers also seized 10… Continue reading

Travel restrictions may hamper Tampa’s air service to Cuba

Travel restrictions may hamper Tampa’s air service to Cuba
By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff
Published: March 31, 2014

TAMPA — For U.S. tourists, there are three Cubas.

There is the Cuba they are allowed to experience — the history, culture
and people of its cities.

There is the Cuba they can see but cannot touch — its beach side… Continue reading

Students can travel to Cuba for research

Students can travel to Cuba for research
Posted on Mar 31, 2014by Whitney Lynn

Students will have the opportunity to attend class in Cuba during the
inaugural expedition this summer.
Though the United States currently has a travel embargo on Cuba,
participants in the study-abroad program will be granted access to the
country on a general license for taking classes… Continue reading

Cuba’s athletes get pay raises

Cuba’s athletes get pay raises
Published March 31, 2014
EFE

Cuba reported on Monday the entry into force of the announced salary
hikes for athletes, coaches and specialists in the sector, whose incomes
will depend on the results and awards they obtain.

Athletes’ income has been structured into six categories, with base pay
that varies from around $18 a month… Continue reading

Wickham – Cuba economic reforms a signal for Obama

Wickham: Cuba economic reforms a signal for Obama
DeWayne Wickham, USATODAY 4:46 p.m. EDT March 31, 2014
With positive steps from Raul Castro, it’s time for U.S. to warm relations.

You’ve got to wonder whether anyone in the Obama administration hears
the pinging of Cuba’s economic reforms.

The most recent sound came on Saturday, when its national assembly
adopted a… Continue reading

Impresionantes cifras de suicidios

Impresionantes cifras de suicidios
Los números bailan entre datos del gobierno y los de la Organización
Mundial de la Salud
martes, abril 1, 2014 | Alberto Méndez Castelló

PUERTO PADRE, Cuba.-Un suicidio ocurrió en la Sala de Psiquiatría del
Hospital Municipal Guillermo Domínguez recientemente, conmoviendo a la
instalación hospitalaria y a la ciudadanía.

La muerte del paciente se produjo por… Continue reading

Desaparecido activista Lilvio Fernández Luis

Desaparecido activista Lilvio Fernández Luis
El líder de Juventud Activa Cuba Unida iba al encuentro de un activista
extranjero pro Derechos Humanos. Su teléfono no responde
lunes, marzo 31, 2014 | CubaNet

LA HABANA, Cuba, Álvaro Yero Felipe.- El líder opositor Lilvio Fernández
Luis, líder de Juventud Activa Cuba Unida (JACU), y coordinador de la
mesa de diálogo de la… Continue reading

Sexo inseguro, no queda otra

Sexo inseguro, no queda otra
Surrealistas carteles en farmacias. Convocan al sexo seguro, pero no
ofrecen lo imprescindible. Comercios en “moneda dura” sí tienen
preservativos
martes, abril 1, 2014 | Polina Martínez Shvietsova

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Semanas atrás salió publicado en Cubanet un reportaje
sobre la falta de condones en la provincia de Villa Clara, cuya capital,
Santa Clara, muestra… Continue reading

Cuban blogger Sanchez to address Latino event

Posted on Tuesday, 04.01.14

Cuban blogger Sanchez to address Latino event
BY LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez is scheduled to address a mix of
fellow journalists, filmmakers and corporate PR execs at this year’s
annual Hispanicize conference in Miami.

Sanchez’s blog Generation Y focuses on slices of life in Cuba,
highlighting government dysfunction. Hispanicize organizers… Continue reading

Adolfo Suárez and the dream of a free Cuba

Posted on Monday, 03.31.14

Adolfo Suárez and the dream of a free Cuba
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
ELBLOGDEMONTANER.COM

In 1990, I asked Adolfo Suárez for help. At the time, I had made a
political calculation that the former prime minister could be useful to
Cuba’s democratization and was a generous person.

In Spain, his political flow had been exhausted but… Continue reading

Llega el turno a los trabajadores de la salud

Llega el turno a los trabajadores de la salud
YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 1 Abr 2014 – 9:04 am.

Deportistas y médicos, los sectores de mayores ‘deserciones’, reciben un
aumento de salario. Los médicos jubilados no se beneficiarán. ¿Mejorará
esta medida la salud pública?

La noticia de la aprobación, por parte del Consejo de Ministros de Cuba,… Continue reading

UNPACU – ‘El régimen de La Habana es el principal ejecutor de la violencia de género’

REPRESIÓN

UNPACU: ‘El régimen de La Habana es el principal ejecutor de la
violencia de género’
DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 1 Abr 2014 – 1:25 am

‘Las mujeres cubanas necesitan la solidaridad del mundo entero’, dijo la
organización disidente al denunciar la detención de 71 Damas de Blanco
el domingo.

La Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) acusó este… Continue reading

Brasil – Incautan 3,7 toneladas de cocaína destinada a Cuba, Europa y África

Brasil: Incautan 3,7 toneladas de cocaína destinada a Cuba, Europa y África
AGENCIAS | San Pablo | 31 Mar 2014 – 9:16 pm.

Según la policía federal, se trata de la mayor incautación de los
últimos tiempos en el litoral de Sao Paulo.

La policía federal brasileña incautó el lunes 3,7 toneladas de cocaína
destinada a Cuba, Europa y África… Continue reading

Embudos económicos del comunismo cubano

Economía, Cambios

Embudos económicos del comunismo cubano
Desde hace unos años los cubanos residentes en el exterior regresan a
Cuba traficando mercancía, divisas y materia prima
Julio M. Shiling, Miami | 31/03/2014 7:35 pm

El economista húngaro, János Kornai, acuñó el término la “economía de
penuria”. En un artículo seminal, “La economía de la escasez” (1980)
(“Economics of shortage”), Kornai… Continue reading

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