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Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness Book
Author : Gustavo C. Román
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN : 0128041196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as the Cubans believe? Or exposure to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin accidentally released by the Russian Army withdrawing from Cuba? Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a firsthand account of the epidemic of blindness and the hardships of life in Cuba at the time of the "special period" that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US embargo. Dr. Román—who was at the time Chief of Neuroepidemiology at the US National Institutes of Health—was a participant in this scientific mission and describes the neurological symptoms experienced by the victims of this epidemic disease, and narrates the epidemiologists’ detective work struggling to solve the mystery. This book combines neuroscience and scientific discovery with political intrigue, finally bringing the reader to the unexpected solution provided by a WWII survivor of Changi POW Camp in Singapore. Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a description of the neuroepidemiological study undertaken to identify the cause of the epidemic neurological disease that affected Cuba in 1993-1994. Summarizes clinical manifestations in prototypical case reports Analyzes possible neurological and neuroepidemiological causes from possible viruses to toxins Discusses the health ramifications of political decisions surrounding the Cuban Embargo Describes the implementation of treatment and preventive measures

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments Book
Author : Margaret G. Merritt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuban Health Care

Cuban Health Care Book
Author : Don Fitz
Publisher : Monthly Review Press
Release : 2020-06-22
ISBN : 1583678603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quiet as it’s kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba’s agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent – and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this “third-world” country has been able to maintain a first-world medical system, whose health indicators surpass those of the United States at a fraction of the cost. Don Fitz combines his deep knowledge of Cuban history with his decades of on-the-ground experience in Cuba to bring us the story of how Cuba’s health care system evolved and how Cuba is tackling the daunting challenges to its revolution in this century. Fitz weaves together complex themes in Cuban history, moving the reader from one fascinating story to another. He describes how Cuba was able to create a unified system of clinics, and evolved the family doctor-nurse teams that became a model for poor countries throughout the world. How, in the 1980s and ‘90s, Cuba survived the encroachment of AIDS and increasing suffering that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and then went on to establish the Latin American School of Medicine, which still brings thousands of international students to the island. Deeply researched, recounted with compassion, Cuban Health Care tells a story you won’t find anywhere else, of how, in terms of caring for everyday people, Cuba’s revolution continues.

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium Book
Author : Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Cuban Cinema Companion

A Cuban Cinema Companion Book
Author : Salvador Jimenez Murguía,Sean O'Reilly,Amanda McMenamin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2020-01-15
ISBN : 1538107740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the recent shift in Cuba-US relations stemming from the relaxing of travel restrictions and an influx of American visitors, interest in Cuba and its culture has increased substantially. A new emphasis has been placed on the island country’s many cultural and artistic achievements, specifically in film. Cuban cinema is recognized around the world as having produced some of the most celebrated works originating from Latin America—such as Fresa y Chocolate and La Muerte de un Burócrata—as well as many prominent artists—including directors Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Humberto Solás. In A Cuban Cinema Companion, editors Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Sean O’Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin have assembled a collection of essays about more than 100 films across six decades, including feature films, documentaries, and animation. These entries also provide information on directors, actresses, and actors of Cuban cinema. Entries range from films like Retrato de Teresa to Buena Vista Social Club and include descriptions of each film’s plot, themes, and critical commentary, as well as comprehensive production details and brief suggestions for further reading. Beginning with the victory of the Cuban revolution—from the first ten years of what is often referred to as Cuba’s “Golden Age” of film to the present—this volume offers readers valuable insights into Cuban history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, A Cuban Cinema Companion will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.

Blind over Cuba

Blind over Cuba Book
Author : David M. Barrett,Max Holland
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 1603447687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as the “photo gap”: five weeks during which intelligence-gathering flights over Cuba had been attenuated. In Blind over Cuba, David M. Barrett and Max Holland challenge the popular perception of the Kennedy administration’s handling of the Soviet Union’s surreptitious deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere. Rather than epitomizing it as a masterpiece of crisis management by policy makers and the administration, Barrett and Holland make the case that the affair was, in fact, a close call stemming directly from decisions made in a climate of deep distrust between key administration officials and the intelligence community. Because of White House and State Department fears of “another U-2 incident” (the infamous 1960 Soviet downing of an American U-2 spy plane), the CIA was not permitted to send surveillance aircraft on prolonged flights over Cuban airspace for many weeks, from late August through early October. Events proved that this was precisely the time when the Soviets were secretly deploying missiles in Cuba. When Director of Central Intelligence John McCone forcefully pointed out that this decision had led to a dangerous void in intelligence collection, the president authorized one U-2 flight directly over western Cuba—thereby averting disaster, as the surveillance detected the Soviet missiles shortly before they became operational. The Kennedy administration recognized that their failure to gather intelligence was politically explosive, and their subsequent efforts to influence the perception of events form the focus for this study. Using recently declassified documents, secondary materials, and interviews with several key participants, Barrett and Holland weave a story of intra-agency conflict, suspicion, and discord that undermined intelligence-gathering, adversely affected internal postmortems conducted after the crisis peaked, and resulted in keeping Congress and the public in the dark about what really happened. Fifty years after the crisis that brought the superpowers to the brink, Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis offers a new chapter in our understanding of that pivotal event, the tensions inside the US government during the cold war, and the obstacles Congress faces when conducting an investigation of the executive branch.

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants Book
Author : Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnam
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1879
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban American Literature

Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban American Literature Book
Author : Rafael Miguel Montes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through a critical examination of a number of artistic, musical, and literary productions created by the children of Cuban exiles, this book defines frameworks with which to discuss second-generation Cuban-American texts. The work analyzes the social and political implications of works produced by several artists all engaged in defining a cultural identity in exile.

The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1872
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Journal of Visual Impairment Blindness

Journal of Visual Impairment   Blindness Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Context for a Cuban Transition

Context for a Cuban Transition Book
Author : Ernesto F. Betancourt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an insightful look into Cuba's current economic situation and an argument in favor of democracy and a free market economy.

The Cuba Review

The Cuba Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1929
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuban Refugee Programs

Cuban Refugee Programs Book
Author : Carlos E. Cortés
Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cuba from Revolution to Development

Cuba from Revolution to Development Book
Author : Ken Cole
Publisher : Burns & Oates
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work addresses the whole spectrum of analyses of the Cuban experience and covers the entire period from the Revolutionary victory of 1959 to the present day. It attempts to anticipate future development of Cuban society.

The Sight saving Review

The Sight saving Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1950
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality

Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality Book
Author : Bonnie A. Lucero
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2018-12-01
ISBN : 0826360106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most paradoxical aspects of Cuban history is the coexistence of national myths of racial harmony with lived experiences of racial inequality. Here a historian addresses this issue by examining the ways soldiers and politicians coded their discussions of race in ideas of masculinity during Cuba’s transition from colony to republic. Cuban insurgents, the author shows, rarely mentioned race outright. Instead, they often expressed their attitudes toward racial hierarchy through distinctly gendered language—revolutionary masculinity. By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society. Revolutionary masculinity, she shows, outwardly reinforced the centrality of color blindness to Cuban ideals of manhood at the same time as it perpetuated exclusion of Cubans of African descent from positions of authority.

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba Book
Author : John M. Kirk
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings together a number of opposing perspectives on the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. Covering the period from 1959 to the present day, it uses an array of official documents, speeches, articles, poetry, songs, personal recollections and more - to offer contrasting voices supportive of the revolution against those opposed.

The New Outlook for the Blind

The New Outlook for the Blind Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1954
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CubaINFO

CubaINFO Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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