HAVANA.- The Provincial Health Office this Monday confirms that government authorities have declared a high alert for sanitary conditions in three of the 19 municipalities in the Cuban capital due to a cholera outbreak (IPS). Go To Site

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is dying of cancer in Havana, in a live demonstration of Cuba's vaunted socialized medical care. He went there instead of Brazil because he wanted to make a political statement. What irony. -IBD Editorial Go To Site

It was just mentioned to me by our esteemed speaker, "Did anyone say anything about the Cuban health system?" And lemme tell ya, before you say "Oh, it's a commu-", you need to go down there and see what Fidel Castro put in place. And I want you to know, now, you can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met. -Congresswoman Diane Watson Go To Site

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These are several of the more than 40 patients who died of hypothermia at the hospital, when temperatures near freezing hit the area where Mazorra is located.

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And if there is any sign of abnormality, any reason for concern — the pregnancy is “interrupted.” That is the going euphemism for abortion. The abortion rate in Cuba is sky-high, perversely keeping the infant-mortality rate down.

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One of the most readily apparent problems with the health care system in Cuba is the severe shortage of medicines, equipment, and other supplies. This problem is by no means limited to the health sector. Cubans often have tremendous difficulty obtaining basic consumer goods and other necessities, including food.

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I haven't seen Aspirin in a Cuban store here for more than a year. If you have any pills in your purse, I'll take them. Even if they have passed their expiry date."

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The photos at Marina Azcuy were taken by Adela Soto and Luis Alberto Pacheco Mendoza.