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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – In Cuba, children and adults suffering from malignant bone tumors have not been given functional treatments. Extendable prostheses used to replace bone parts during tumor surgery are sold by US companies. Until now, Cuba cannot use US dollars in its transactions, or freely import or export products, including…

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com MANILA—When Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake last Jan. 12, there were already around 400 Cuban doctors and other health workers working all over the country, present in 227 of Haiti’s 237 communes. “Our solidarity with Haiti did not begin after the earthquake,” said Enna Valdes, Cuba’s newly-designated…

Cuba and the Philippines have something in common: they were former colonies of Spain and later the United States. These former colonies, however, gained their independence differently. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 48, January 13-19, 2008 Cuba and the Philippines have something in common: they were former colonies…