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All the Info You Need to Clobber Your Uncle in a Debate about Health Care in Cuba vs. US: Stephen Lendman Has the 411

July 6, 2011


Health Care in Cuba and America by Stephen Lendman Tuesday Jul 5th, 2011 12:57 AM Under Article 50 of Cuba’s Constitution: “Everyone has the right to health protection and care. The state guarantees this right: — by providing free medical and hospital care by means of the installations of the rural medical service network, polyclinics, […]

FIDEL on Chavez, Health Care, and the Meaning of Solidarity

July 6, 2011


Reflections by Comrade Fidel A BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS STATEMENT Attending to other matters that are now top priority, I momentarily strayed from the frequency with which I had been writing reflections in the year 2010; however, Hugo Chávez Frías’ proclamation last Thursday the 30th, obliges me to write these lines. The president of Venezuela is […]

Haiti Headlines: Parliament Rejects Prez’ Choice for PM, Martelly Celebrates Haiti Health Week by Going to US for a Check-up, and UN Says Don’t Forcibly Repatriate Haitians

June 21, 2011


Haitian president’s pick for prime minister rejected Martelly’s first, big political defeat.  Given that both Bill and Hillary Clinton are Martelly’s new, best friends, I imagine they will try to find a way to dissolve Parliament. Martelly Launches Health Week in Haiti, Travels to U.S. for Routine Check-up Martelly could have stayed in Haiti and […]

“After God, Come the Cubans”: Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake

July 30, 2010


The translation is a bit rough, but the message comes through clearly. GRANMA INTERNATIONAL Havana. July 29, 2010 SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE Cuba has not forgotten Haiti Leticia Martínez Hernández SIX months have passed, but it seems like yesterday when, on that January 12, the faces of this agitated, forgetful world turned toward Haiti, […]

HAITI: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Six Month Report

July 16, 2010


 Below is an excerpt of the Doctors Without Borders six month report on Haiti.  The full report is available here.   Introduction: One Million Under Canvas The disaster in Haiti was such an intense blow to a poor and densely packed urban population that it presented new challenges of scale and complexity on every level […]

Cuban FM Speech at Haiti Donor Meeting — This is What Serious Solidarity Looks Like

April 1, 2010


Cuban FM, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, at 3/31 Haiti donors’ confernce, United Nations   Most of the participants in yesterday’s donor meeting repeated one another and pledged money that may or may not  be donated to Haiti reconstruction.  In stark contrast, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez had to race through his speech in order to cover the long list […]

VENEZUELA’S Revolution Achieves Social Gains

March 17, 2010


VENEZUELA’S REVOLUTION ACHIEVES SOCIAL GAINS by: W. T. Whitney Jr. March 12 2010 tags: Venezuela, democracy, socialism A revolution makes a difference. For the corporate media, however, what happens to people’s lives and dignity goes by the boards, focused as they often are on stories aimed at casting Venezuela as a pariah state. Under discussion […]