Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why Is Cuba’s Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries?


Why Is Cuba’s Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries?

Cuba has become a world-class medical powerhouse with very limited resources, while “the US squanders perhaps 10 to 20 times what is needed for a good, affordable medical system.” As a result, the Cuban infant mortality rate is “below that of the US and less than half that of US Blacks,” and Americans can hardly claim to have a health care system.

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Cuba Compliant with Majority of U.N. Millennium Goals


Geneva, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has complied with many of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, despite the huge economic and social costs forced upon it by the U.S. blockade, according to a report released by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Continue reading

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Reflections by Comrade Fidel: A War with Korea Must be Avoided


A few days ago I referred to the great challenges humankind is facing today. Intelligent life has been on our planet for around 200,000 years, unless some new discoveries show otherwise.

Not to confuse the existence of intelligent life with the existence of life itself which, from its elementary forms in our solar system, came into being millions of years ago. Continue reading

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Prisoners of conscience in Cuba: two, ninety or none?


Taken from “Isla Mia”, Norelys Morales Aguilera’s Blog

José Manzaneda, Cubainformacion coordinator. – The line of Amnesty International’s work on Cuba is criticized by those who believe that employment is not rigorous, as a source of information, people and groups on the island that are, in turn, supported and funded by the U.S. government (1). In any case, if we take as objective and impartial reports of Amnesty International, we would conclude that the number of prisoners of conscience in Cuba is, today, exactly two (2). Continue reading

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Cuba Hosts 12th Young Film Festival


Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Young Film Festival of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) begins today in this capital with the participation of filmmakers called to be the future of cinema in this country.
The event includes 33 short films, 28 documentaries and 11 animated films, plus a poster competition, aimed at rescuing a tradition that had Rene Azcuy and Eduardo Muñoz Bach among its classics. Continue reading

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