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The Cuba-Venezuela Medical Partnership: The Castro-Chávez Dream Lives On

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba’s largest trading partner and closest ally is Venezuela. When Venezuelan physicians refused to work in the barrios of Caracas, the mayor approached Cuban family doctors, and soon there were ... More


Operación Milagro: Bringing Vision to Millions

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba has provided ophthalmology surgery to over 3 million people, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean in a program known as “Operation Miracle”. The origins and evolution of this program are ... More


Disaster, Disease, and Environmental Degradation: U.S.-Cuban Cooperation as a Bridge to Reconciliation

William M. Leogrande and Marguerite Rose Jiménez

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Havana has lately been more interested in improving relations than has Washington. In the areas of disaster response, medical cooperation, and environmental protection, Cuba has been interested in ... More


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