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UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba Due to Officials’ “Complacency”

UN Sounds Alarm on Rising HIV Infections in Cuba Due to Officials’
“Complacency”
BY: ELENA TOLEDO – @NENATOLEDO – JUN 6, 2017, 2:50 PM

Cuba has reported significant increases in HIV/AIDS cases, according to
the United Nations.

UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Edward Greene said this
week that Cuba is among the countries in the region that… Continue reading

Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism

Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism
By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION

ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating
music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even
now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that
visitors from the mainland take in… Continue reading

Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real

Cuba then and now: LGBT progress is real
As the country opens its doors even farther, U.S. fundamentalists are
looking for influence and to proselytize — not a good omen for LGBT Cubans.
Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News Jun 5, 2017

It was 20 years ago when I first reported on the state of LGBT life in
Cuba, and the… Continue reading

Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba
June 6, 2017
Albertina Nakale

Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to
ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long
running economic and trade blockade against Cuba.

Geingob made the remarks yesterday during the commencement of the 5th
Continental African Conference in Solidarity… Continue reading

Major increase in HIV infections in Jamaica, Cuba – UN Envoy

Major increase in HIV infections in Jamaica, Cuba – UN Envoy
By STAFF WRITER June 5, 2017

(Jamaica Gleaner) UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS to the Caribbean, Dr
Edward Greene, has revealed that Jamaica and Cuba are among the two
countries in the region which have seen major increases in HIV infections.
Speaking at the recent Regional Testing Day 10th… Continue reading

‘Freak’: meet Cuba’s last self-infected HIV punk rebel

‘Freak’: meet Cuba’s last self-infected HIV punk rebel
AFP
Héctor Velasco

Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few
embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he
deliberately infected himself with HIV.

He is considered the last of the most hardcore members of the “frikis,”
or “freaks,” as the communist island’s unique breed… Continue reading

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal

No USAID funds for Cuba in Trump budget proposal
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

USAID programs in Cuba, which have been highly controversial in recent
years, aren’t funded under the Trump administration’s proposed State
Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

“As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
of U.S. taxpayer dollars, we acknowledge that we have to… Continue reading

La sovietización de Cuba y sus consecuencias (II)

La sovietización de Cuba y sus consecuencias (II)
16 Mayo, 2017 6:43 pm por Eduardo Prida

Miami, USA, Ed Prida () La dirección soviética sustituyó a Nikita
Khrushev porque sus planes no tuvieron éxito. Le siguió Leonid Brheznev,
que se había encargado durante mucho tiempo de dirigir la producción de
artefactos nucleares para atacar a Estados Unidos. Instituyó la llamada… Continue reading

Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba

Mariela Castro promotes pro-LGBT ‘legislative package’ in Cuba

The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday said there is a
“legislative package” that would extend rights to LGBT Cubans.
Diario de Cuba, an independent website that is blocked in Cuba, reported
Mariela Castro, who is director of the country’s National Center for
Sexual Education, did not provide specific details… Continue reading

Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity

Cuban Double Agent Fears for His Life after Revealing His True Identity
/ Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 27 February 2017 — Luis Enrique Cepero García was an
opponent of the Cuban regime serving a sentence in the Combinado del
Este prison when he decided to infect himself with a disease rather than
continue being subjected to mistreatment in… Continue reading

Qatar Complains About Cuban Care Providers With HIV

Qatar Complains About Cuban Care Providers With HIV / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 22 February 2017 — Qatar authorities presented an
official complaint before Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba, because
during the obligatory health exam of the Cuban health workers they
detected some cases of Cuban doctors infected with HIV.

This… Continue reading

How does Cuba manage to achieve first-world health statistics?

How does Cuba manage to achieve first-world health statistics?
The island’s medical system is envied throughout the region and is a
major foreign revenue earner
Havana 10 FEB 2017 – 16:08 CET

Cuba’s healthcare system is a source of pride for its communist
government. The country has well-trained, capable doctors, the sector
has become an important export earner and gives… Continue reading

La Cuba marica

La Cuba marica
La muerte de Fidel puso los ojos de miles de jóvenes nuevamente en la
isla. Mientras las conquistas de la Revolución aún encandilan, su deuda
en materia de libertad sexual merece debate.
Pablo Herón @PhabloHeron | Estudiante de Psicología (UBA)
Ailén Morales Estudiante Sociología UBA
Viernes 6 de enero | Edición del día

En el 2013 la… Continue reading

Más jóvenes cubano-americanos visitan la “verdadera Cuba”

Más jóvenes cubano-americanos visitan la “verdadera Cuba”
A través de un programa de la fundación CubaOne
Jueves, diciembre 29, 2016 | Agencias

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Un grupo de diez jóvenes cubano-estadounidenses
está de visita en Cuba como parte de un programa que busca explorar las
relaciones entre ambos países, a partir de las experiencias con el
“pueblo” y familiares en… Continue reading

Fundación con sede en Miami envía diez jóvenes cubanoestadounidenses a la Isla

Fundación con sede en Miami envía diez jóvenes cubanoestadounidenses a
la Isla
AGENCIAS | Miami | 30 de Diciembre de 2016 – 11:49 CET.

La Fundación CubaOne, con sede en Miami, ha enviado un grupo de diez
jóvenes cubanoestadounidenses a la Isla como parte de un programa que
busca explorar las relaciones entre ambos países, a partir de las
experiencias… Continue reading

The Challenge of Living Without Dollars in Cuba

The Challenge of Living Without Dollars in Cuba / Iván García

Iván García, 19 September 2016 — Let’s get to know Osmel, born in
Havana, in 1968. You can smell his body three yards away. He’s a carrier
of HIV; he drinks alcohol and makes trouble seven days a week and
doesn’t have any known residence.

He sleeps on top… Continue reading

Gay Cuban journalist, activist fired from radio station

Gay Cuban journalist, activist fired from radio station

A gay Cuban journalist and activist says he was fired from a
government-run radio station because he worked with independent media.
Maykel González Vivero hosted a program on Radio Sagua that highlighted
the history of Sagua la Grande, a small city that is roughly 165 miles
east of Havana.
González, who is… Continue reading

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents
Civil liberties have deteriorated since the U.S. said that it would
normalize ties.
By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY
Aug. 14, 2016 5:43 p.m. ET

Fidel Castro turned 90 years old on Saturday, adding plausibility to the
popular Cuban theory that even hell doesn’t want him. Meanwhile Cuba’s
military dictatorship, now headed by his 83-year-old brother Raúl, is… Continue reading

The War Against Subcultures on the ‘Reflejos’ Platform

The War Against Subcultures on the ‘Reflejos’ Platform
MARÍA MATIENZO PUERTO | La Habana | 22 de Junio de 2016 – 8:59 pm.

Several blogs installed on the Reflejosplatform, in the cubava.cu
domain, have been censored, either because they do not comply with its
absurd and incomprehensible “Terms of Use”, or because connectivity
levels are so poor that authors are… Continue reading

Cuba y su deshielo tropical

Cuba y su deshielo tropical
El Stonegate Bank comienza a realizar negocios con la Isla, lo que marca
el inicio de la efectiva eliminación de las restricciones para Cuba en
el uso del dólar, producto del embargo
Jorge Dávila Miguel, Miami | 20/06/2016 8:51 am

La banca americana representada por uno de sus más discretos miembros
acaba de iniciar negocios… Continue reading

Habaneros Comment on “The Wonder” of Their City

Habaneros Comment on “The Wonder” of Their City / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 6 June 2016 — From Miraflores, south of Havana, Sergio
comes twice a week with his wheelbarrow to the dump on Calle 100 in
Marianao to pick up old junk that he later sells for a few pesos in a
traveling fair in the slums of La… Continue reading

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba
Carten Cordell, Federal Times 4:21 p.m. EDT June 13, 2016

The 50-year freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations continued its diplomatic thaw
on June 13, this time with the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health entered into a Memorandum of
Understanding that… Continue reading

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