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    The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

“Building back better” to create more resilient societies is a laudable goal, but every country is different and there are no quick fixes. By taking into account topographical differences, reforming building codes, and reviving ecosystems, the Caribbean can take a significant step in the right direction, write Emily Wilkinson and Rachael Steller (Overseas Development Institute).

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    Understanding patterns of protest against Cuba’s medical internationalism

Understanding patterns of protest against Cuba’s medical internationalism

The presence of Cuban healthcare professionals in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, and Haiti has followed a clear path from protest to acceptance, but the case Venezuela shows the vital importance of political neutrality, write Emily J. Kirk (Dalhousie University), Chris Walker (St Mary’s University), and Arturo Méndez (University of Camagüey).

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    From prejudice to Pride: what does Cuba have to celebrate on the International Day Against Homophobia?

From prejudice to Pride: what does Cuba have to celebrate on the International Day Against Homophobia?

Cuba has gone from being notably homophobic and discriminatory to being lauded internationally for its unique Health-Based Approach to sexual-diversity rights — but there is still work to be done, argues Emily J. Kirk (Dalhousie University).

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    From the Castros to Cuba’s new president Miguel Díaz-Canel: continuity or change?

From the Castros to Cuba’s new president Miguel Díaz-Canel: continuity or change?

Miguel Díaz-Canel’s presidency is likely to represent a continuation of the “negotiative process” that has allowed government and society alike to adapt to evolving challenges ever since 1959, write Emily J. Kirk (Dalhousie University) and Isabel Story (University of Nottingham).

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    Co-financing, joint procurement, and capacity building can help Latin America and the Caribbean defeat preventable childhood diseases

Co-financing, joint procurement, and capacity building can help Latin America and the Caribbean defeat preventable childhood diseases

LSE postgraduate Mario Jiménez, recently selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 most influential young professionals in European healthcare, explains how the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation has reduced costs, increased access, and bolstered the sustainability of immunisation programmes in the region and beyond.

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    Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Fidel Castro has often been blamed for the state of the Cuban economy, but the longstanding US embargo and the question of what constitutes real economic success make the issue far more complex than that, argues Helen Yaffe.

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    Cuba’s strong tradition of medical internationalism looks set to continue despite upheaval in the Americas

Cuba’s strong tradition of medical internationalism looks set to continue despite upheaval in the Americas

After Castro’s death and with profound political and economic change across the Americas, Gail Hurley asks, what future for Cuba’s medical internationalism?

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    The Cuban economy is less vulnerable to a reversal of US rapprochement than many realise

The Cuban economy is less vulnerable to a reversal of US rapprochement than many realise

Though Cuba has gained economically from improved relations with the US, it is far from dependent on their continuation.