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    Congress considers bills to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants The proposed legislation would make most Cuban immigrants ineligible for refugee money, medical benefits and other assistance. BY MEGAN O’MATZ Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. A bill to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants would save the U.S. government $2.45 billion over the next decade, congressional analysts […] Continue reading
    Campaign Against the Mosquito / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 30 May 2016 — On my planet, Cuba, dengue fever has been brought on by unsanitary conditions, which in turn were brought on by the revolution. Neglect and abandonment have caused the Aedes aegypti mosquito to proliferate from buildings abandoned due to collapse, from leaks in […] Continue reading
    Cuba: The Return of the Power Cuts / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, 27 May 2016 — As of three weeks ago there have been power cuts of up to three hours in different parts of Havana. Sometimes longer. “Friday, April 29 in Altahabana (a neighbourhood in the southeast of the city), the power was cut […] Continue reading
    “I’m Going to Set Fire to It and See What Happens” / Anddy Sierra Alvarez by Lumumba residents against the dumping of solid waste in the neighborhood is all but lost. The garbage dump, established three years ago, is bigger today and includes debris from roadwork done in the area. According to residents, there were […] Continue reading
    British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since AFP | London April 29, 2016 Last Updated at 05:22 IST Britain’s foreign minister has arrived in Cuba in the first such visit since 1959, to hold talks on cooperation in “financial services, energy, culture and education”, London announced. It follows last month’s landmark visit […] Continue reading
    Why the Zika virus is causing alarm REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE – Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do […] Continue reading
    Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread Reuters April 26, 2016 April 25 (Reuters) – – The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda’s Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes […] Continue reading

    Cuba reports more Zika virus cases
    Source: Xinhua 2016-04-14 05:05:33

    HAVANA, April 13 (Xinhua) — A Cuban arriving from Venezuela days ago
    has been confirmed as the ninth imported case, bringing the country’s
    total number of Zika virus infections to… Continue reading

    Google Jumps Through Hoops In Cuba / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar
    Posted on April 11, 2016

    14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 7 April 2016 — Google may be the Internet giant,
    but in Cuba it has had to jump through hoops. This Wednesday,… Continue reading

    On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat March 29, 2016 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Some of us who live in Cuba have the strong feeling that our current eating habits aren’t exactly healthy. Some know this, others simply don’t even worry about it. The situation could become much worse when many […] Continue reading
    US warns of Zika risk in Cuba ahead of Obama’s trip By JOSH LEDERMAN Mar. 19, 2016 2:47 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is warning of the risk of Zika virus in Cuba just as President Barack Obama heads to the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s adding […] Continue reading
    Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country HAVANA Cuba’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported the first case of Zika contracted in the country, in a 21-year-old woman living in central Havana and who had not been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases of Zika all involved people who had contracted the virus while […] Continue reading
    What Are You Complaining About? / Rebeca Monzo Posted on March 7, 2016 Rebeca Monzo, 7 March 2016 — Many citizens complain about events such as these: President Obama’s visit, the Rolling Stones concert, the Chanel fashion show on the Paseo del Prado, international sporting events and others. They often take them as a show […] Continue reading
    Cuba Confirms Second Zika Case In Nurse Returned From Venezuela / 14ymedio Posted on March 4, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2016 – A second case of Zika has been diagnosed in Cuba, according to a report on primetime television news. The patient is a licensed nurse, 52, who recently returned from Tachira, Venezuela, and […] Continue reading