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Mexico: Cuban Doctors Needed

La Jornada Editorial on May 17, 2022

Cuban doctors march in May 1 solidarity demonstration, photo: Bill Hackwell

Last Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that during his visit to Cuba a health agreement was signed that includes the hiring of more than 500 doctors from the island to face the deficit that our country has, particularly in the most vulnerable areas; the sending of Mexican general practitioners to that nation to be trained in specialties and the importation of the Cuban vaccine against covid-19 to be applied in children. (more…)

“A Limited Step in the Right Direction” Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

May 16, 2022

Today, the US government announced several measures, positive but very limited in scope, regarding Cuba in the areas of visas, regular migration, flights to the provinces, remittances and adjustments to regulations for transactions with the non-state sector. (more…)

Summit of the Americas or Summit of the Exclusions?

By Alejandra Garcia on May 15, 2022 from Havana

The United States has decided to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the IX Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held June 8-10 in Los Angeles, but the continent has not remained silent. (more…)

Argentines on the Debt: “It should be Paid by those who Wasted It”

By Gustavo A Maranges on May 15, 2022

No to the IMF, photo: Gaston Cuello

The history between Argentine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is more than troublesome. Last week, the Argentine Senate passed a bill aimed to settle the last chapter, which was opened after former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) borrowed US$44 billion (more…)

The Hours of Sunshine

By Ilka Oliva-Corado on May 13, 2022

Photo: David Bacon

Cayetana turns on the stove and begins to heat the food that she will put in the containers for her lunch, it is four o’clock in the morning. (more…)

Beyond Abortion, a Struggle to Win our Future

By Cheryl LaBash on May 14, 2022 from Havana

San Francisco, protest Supreme Court attack on Women’s rights. Photo: Bill Hackwell

When you have touched a woman you have struck a rock, says a South African proverb. It continues, you have dislodged a boulder, you will be crushed. The US Supreme Court justices who penned the recently leaked draft majority opinion abolishing voluntary legal pregnancy termination, should take heed. (more…)

Cuba: The Heroes of the Saratoga

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on May 12, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

First, the explosion. The six-story building vibrated, then some cables jumped, with the force of a whiplash. Then, more than half of the façade collapsed without giving time, without announcing anything, each piece of floor swallowing the one above, (more…)

Bolivia: “We are the Center of the World”

By Rogelio Mayta on May 13, 2022

Rogelio Mayta

Humanity is at a turning point. Not only war and climate change threaten life on our planet. Ideologies and some people as well (more…)

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