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    Happiness / Somos+ Somos+, Roberto Camba, 21 March 2017 — The United Nations has just launched the 2017 World Happiness Report, coinciding with the World Happiness Day on March 20th. From its first publication in 2012, the world has come to understand more and more that happiness has to be used as the correct measure […] Continue reading

    Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba

    Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […] Continue reading

    Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba

    Doubtful Meat From Brazil Continues To Be Sold In Cuba / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 21 March 2017 — Cubans know a lot about adulterations. For decades they have grappled with the “diversion of resources” [i.e. stealing] from state stores and the practice of state employees acquiring products elsewhere at low prices, […] Continue reading

    Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

    Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […] Continue reading

    Controversy Rages in Chile on the Recruitment of Cuban Doctors

    Controversy Rages in Chile on the Recruitment of Cuban Doctors / 14ymedio Posted on November 19, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 November 2015 – Critics of the potential arrival of Cuban doctors in Chile have raised their tone in recent weeks in the South American country. Marisol Turres, national deputy from the Independent Democratic Union (UDI) […] Continue reading

    Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time

    Raúl Castro to address U.N. General Assembly for first time Castro scheduled to speak Monday afternoon Condemnation of the embargo a Cuban priority A meeting between President Obama and Castro likely BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The table is set for the United States and Cuba to make headlines as Cuban leader Raúl Castro makes his […] Continue reading

    Cuba – Very big fuss over very small economy

    Cuba: Very big fuss over very small economy BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@MiamiHerald.com President Barack Obama’s historic normalization talks with Cuba have brought about a lot of excitement in business circles, and hardly a day goes by without new reports of U.S. investors, lawyers and entrepreneurs flocking to the island. But I’m afraid most of them […] Continue reading

    Cuba to attend first-ever Americas summit – Panama

    Cuba to attend first-ever Americas summit – Panama Reuters PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Cuba will attend the Washington-backed Summit of the Americas for the first time, host nation Panama said on Friday, edging two adversaries closer to a possible joint appearance by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro. The seventh Summit of the Americas, set […] Continue reading

    Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces

    Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces By MIMI WHITEFIELD The Miami Herald Published: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 – 1:00 am MIAMI — The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world – even in countries such as Cuba, where […] Continue reading

    Promoting democracy in countries where USAID isn’t welcome is a delicate balancing act

    Posted on Thursday, 04.10.14 Promoting democracy in countries where USAID isn’t welcome is a delicate balancing act BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world — even in countries like Cuba, where it isn’t welcome. It’s always been […] Continue reading

    ‘Cuban Twitter’ overtly political, poking Castros

    Posted on Tuesday, 04.08.14 ‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros BY DESMOND BUTLER AND JACK GILLUM AND PETER ORSI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press […] Continue reading