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The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas – BBC News

Cuba has long been renowned for its medical diplomacy – thousands of its doctors work in healthcare missions around the world, earning the country billions of dollars in cash. But according to a new report, some of the doctors themselves say conditions can be nightmarish – controlled by minders, subject …

Cuba cancels annual Conga Against Homophobia march – BBC News

The Cuban government has cancelled the country’s 12th annual march against homophobia. In a Facebook post, the state-run National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX) blamed “new tensions in the international and regional context” for the cancellation. Activists have condemned the move and questioned the government’s motives. Cuba was set to …

Castro warns Cubans to brace for shortages

HAVANA (AP) — Communist Party leader Raúl Castro warned Cubans on Wednesday that they should brace for worsening shortages due to Trump administration policies, but said the island won’t return to the extreme deprivation of the post-Soviet period. In his first speech to the nation in more than three months, …