Cuban doctors contribute to the long term construction of systems of public health throughout the global South, health systems that were abandoned or disregarded during decades of neo-liberalism.
The 400 Cuban doctors are part of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's "More Doctors" program joined, by several hundred physicians from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal and 1096 from Brazil itself.
The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.
For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.
Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.
"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."
Raising the dead with dopamine: An American doctor, graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine, devotes his residency to healing the people of Haiti.
LONDON - The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Unite union joined other campaigners in speaking out against the conservative government's "Liberating the NHS" plan.
The April 30 issue of the journal "Science" documents both Cuban health care accomplishments and harm to Cubans' health from the U.S. economic blockade.
Haitian President René Preval said, "For the Haitians first there is God and then the Cuban doctors, and it's not just me saying that ... but also the very poorest citizens."