Author Archives: Anthony Brenner

Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research

Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island”s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. Researchers from both nations, in two working stages, collected samples and … Continue reading

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Summit Criticizes Trump for Anti-immigrant Policies and Against Cuba

Tiquipaya, Bolivia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) The World People´s Summit, which ends on Wednesday in this city, has strongly criticized US President Donald Trump´s anti-immigrant policies and his decision to reverse agreements reached with Cuba. ‘I do believe this is … Continue reading

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We could learn a lot about education from Cuba

The school year is ending, the economy is humming along, profits are up, unemployment is down but there is not enough money for the schools. The drama in Salem goes on, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to privatize public education … Continue reading

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What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

On my recent Intrepid Travel tour of Cuba, watching a fourth generation tobacco farmer expertly roll an organic Cuban cigar might just top the list of my favorite experiences. Learning about it instantly connected me, the traveler, with the fascinating history and culture … Continue reading

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A Brooklyn pianist who can’t speak Spanish brings a Cuban orchestra to the United States

Geoff Edgers  |  The Washington Post  |  June 11, 2017 HAVANA — The jackhammer starts a few minutes into rehearsal. Break time is over as the workers continue on a stretch of narrow Calle Obrapia. When will they finish? Days? … Continue reading

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Don’t step back on Cuba relations

Did you have plans for a getaway to Havana, a string of nights spiced with mambo and mojitos? Did you pack your briefcase for a trip to the island aimed at tapping into its burgeoning tourism trade? Were you planning … Continue reading

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Cuba Hosts Second Scientific Day of Podosalud 2017

Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress of Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, celebrates today in this capital its second day with the objective of deepening the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and alterations that affect the foot. This … Continue reading

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Cuban vaccine may pack punch in fight against lung cancer

By Mimi Whitefield  |  Miami Herald (TNS)  |  June 11, 2017 BUFFALO, N.Y. — The first patients in a clinical trial at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have begun receiving monthly doses of CIMAvax-EGF, a Cuban lung-cancer vaccine that U.S. researchers … Continue reading

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Don’t reverse changes to Cuba policy

Among those recognizing the value of more openings with Cuba has been Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, shown here looking out from a car during his visit to the Special Development Zone of Mariel, within the Mariel free trade zone in … Continue reading

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Gazette editorial: Cuba should be a friend

Charleston Gazette-Mail  |  June 10, 2017 When communist rebels seized Cuba in 1959, Washington went into a Cold War frenzy. A plotted invasion and plotted assassination attempts failed. A trade embargo was imposed to starve the island into poverty. Americans … Continue reading

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