On April 26, the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, Silvio Platero, reiterated in Havana that the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo is the only one in the world which exists against the will of the people and government of the land on which it is located.
On Tuesday U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for a total of US$2.1 billion in aid to avoid the “starving of an entire generation,” in Yemen.
Milwaukee prosecutors opened an inquest this week into the death of an inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail last year after surveillance video showed three officers had turned off the water in the inmate’s cell and never turned it back on.
According to a video released Tuesday, a Cleveland police officer involved in the Tamir Rice shooting in 2014, said he “didn’t know it was a kid.”
After Cuba, Venezuela is the second country in the world to provide complete health coverage for its almost 32 million inhabitants.
CARACAS.— Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro described this April 20 as a happy day, after announcing that the Bolivarian Republic had achieved its goal, set out 14 years ago, of providing nationwide health coverage for all its citizens through the “Barrio Adentro” (Into the Neighborhoods) Mission, a feat only previously accomplished by Cuba.
At the María Eugenia González Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI), located in the capital’s El Valle district, the first facility of its kind to be inaugurated by Comandante Hugo Chávez, Maduro thanked Cuba, Raúl, and the doctors from both the island and Venezuela who have made this transcendental achievement possible. “Thank you, a thousand times thank you,” he stated.
There are currently over 3,300 patients in need of a transplant in the country, which despite the high cost of procedures and medicines, is provided free of charge by the state.
Niurka Pérez Ginoris has had to overcome many difficulties during her career as a primary school teacher, but none as great as that which threatened the life of her pregnant daughter, Lisandra Linares, after she developed a potentially fatal kidney condition.
The solution: a mother to daughter kidney transplant which was performed on April 18 at the Arnaldo Milián Castro Hospital, and marked the resumption of living donor transplants, a procedure which hadn’t been performed in the central province of Villa Clara, for around four years.
It all began when Lisandra started to show abnormal signs of swelling during her pregnancy. After visiting the doctor she was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and lupus, conditions which would require immediate attention in order to save both mother and child.
“Imagine, I ended up weighing more than 200 pounds due to the liquid my body was retaining, my whole life turned into an ordeal,” states the 23 year-old.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday accused Emmanuel Macron, her inexperienced opponent in next month’s runoff for the presidency, of being weak in the face of Islamist terrorism.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to run Malaria vaccine pilots in three African nations in 2018.
Fidel’s example of integrity and morale, the determining factor in Cuba’s triumph at Playa Girón, was recognized during an act celebrating the 56th anniversary of this historic event which has come to symbolize the heroism of the Cuban people