"Not even in the great world wars has this happened, persecuting doctors, persecuting and destroying ambulances, health personnel," said the president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, Andres Castillo, during a forum organized by the Latin-Iberoamerican Medical Confederation (Confemel).
Somebody I know on social media, who I got on really well with once we found out each other’s stories and our similar points of view about the Cuban dictatorship, wrote to me today to tell me that she would delete me from her friends’ list because she doesn’t want stories appearing in her feed from friends who appreciate former US president Barack Obama.
Cuba’s results at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, 2018, should make the Cuban people swell with pride because seeing their athletes’ win is one of their greatest sources of joy. However, comments in our media mentioned a “bitter pill to swallow”...
Only 26 countries in the world currently allow same-sex marriage. And soon, after the new Cuban Constitution is (surely) approved, as well as a Law which they must be writing up right now, our county will join this avant-garde when it comes to human rights.
According to Jon Lee Anderson (legendary US journalist who has covered events in dozens of countries and published articles in several of the world’s most prestigious media), Latin America and the world in general are going through a crisis that cannot only be viewed from the old Left-Right dichotomy.
"There are two paths: confrontation which will destroy the country; or return to dialogue, dissolve the paramilitaries, cease persecution and free political prisoners," former FSLN National Directorate member Jaime Wheelock told Confidencial.
Maintaining this current situation is very expensive, inefficiency becomes eternal, statistics are distorted, there are no incentives for foreign investment. The dilemma lies between the foolproof benefits in the medium/long term and the immediate shock to the economy once it is implemented, which might even make it collapse.
Three moments since April 18 have strongly marked Silvio Jose Baez, the auxiliary bishop of Managua and one of Nicaragua’s most respected priests. One of those moments was the murder of the first young man by the National Police near the Polytechnic University (Upoli). He cried as he watched the news that day...
If you walk down 23rd street early in the morning, this main avenue in Havana stirs like many others in the world between beeping and the sound of car engines, but a horde of classic US cars drive alongside modern European makes of cars, contending with them on the road and astonishing visitors. (7 photos)
Until last March, the Chinandega Maracuya Company (Chimaco) Project was the crown jewel of PRONicaragua, the government’s investment promotion agency, which chose it as “project of the year”; and as such, presented them to the International Global Investment Award Contest, in Dubai...
In July, the FSLN delegation in the National Assembly approved two laws aimed at persecuting and criminalizing citizens, opposition leaders, business owners and non-profit organizations that support or donate to any civic campaign aimed at defending themselves from the authoritarian regime of Daniel Ortega.
The exile of artists and human rights defenders who have denounced harassment and death threats on themselves and their families in Nicaragua reveals a worsening of the crisis and an increase in terror in the country, lawyers and activists said today.