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Why I Tweet as a British Ambassador in a Country Without Free Speech

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Tweeting in Cuba isn’t like tweeting in most other places in the world. With no easy access to Wi-Fi or 3G and no broadband, it’s not simple to get online. Only about 5% of people in Cuba use the internet. I’m one of the lucky ones, because the British embassy provides me with internet via satellite so I can blog, tweet or post to my heart’s content.

Cuba's Health Diplomacy in the Age of Ebola

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Amid the worst Ebola outbreak of our time, it has been the small island nation of Cuba that has provided arguably the most impressive policy response. Cuba's government has a long history of providing universal healthcare as a human right, a belief that was enshrined in the 1976 constitution.

Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors

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Cuba is winning accolades for its international “doctor diplomacy,” in which it sends temporary medical professionals abroad—ostensibly to help poor countries battle disease and improve health care. But the doctors are not a gift from Cuba. 

Cuba’s Ebola Diplomacy

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On September 12th, President Raúl Castro’s health minister announced that Cuba would send nearly five hundred health-care professionals to West Africa.(...)No other country, to date, has contributed as many trained health-care professionals to the Ebola crisis as Cuba has. 

USAID in Latin America: More Than Just Aid

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After being expelled from numerous Latin American countries for dubious activity, the United States organization USAID has developed a reputation of an organization that while providing aid is also developing ways to undermine governments in a number of the continent’s countries.

Cuba, ALBA Take Lead on Ebola

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Cuba is offering to throw the entire weight of its international medical mission at stopping the spread of Ebola and avoiding— in the words of Raul Castro— “a humanitarian crisis of unpredictable consequences.”

Cuban Missile Crisis – A Lesson in Diplomacy

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Today, as the world is going through one of the sharpest crises of international relations in recent years, the Cuban missile crisis — or, as Russians call it, "the Caribbean crisis" — may help us understand some very important things. The most pertinent of these is the escape from "historical inevitability."

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