Kenya Spends 11 Million Dollars a Year for 100 Cuban Doctors

14ymedio, Havana, 3 October 2020 — Of the 11 million dollars that Kenya spends each year to hire 100 Cuban doctors, a little more than 10% goes into the pockets of the healthcare workers, according to a report published this Thursday by the local newspaper Nation. The newspaper, which has had access to hundreds of emails … Continue reading “Kenya Spends 11 Million Dollars a Year for 100 Cuban Doctors”

14ymedio’s Faces of 2019: Assel Herrera y Landy Rodríguez, Doctors Kidnapped in Kenya

14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2019 – The doctors Assel Herrera Correa, a specialist in general medicine from Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, a surgeon from Placetas, Villa Clara, were kidnapped in Kenya on April 12, when they were traveling in an official vehicle to work in the Mandera hospital, near the border … Continue reading “14ymedio’s Faces of 2019: Assel Herrera y Landy Rodríguez, Doctors Kidnapped in Kenya”

The Cuban Doctors Kidnapped in Kenya Practice Their Profession During Their Captivity

14ymedio, Havana, 8 August 2019 — The Kenyan army continues working to free the two doctors kidnapped last April, a task that does not fall to the police whose jurisdiction is limited by borders. According to local press, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodriguez Hernandez are in the vicinity of Gedo, near El Adde in … Continue reading “The Cuban Doctors Kidnapped in Kenya Practice Their Profession During Their Captivity”

Kenya Reiterates That it Will Not Pay Ransom for Cuban Doctors, But Hopes to Secure Their Release

14ymedio, Madrid, 22 May 2019 — Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ruled out once again negotiating with Al Shabaab militants in Somalia for the rescue of the Cuban doctors kidnapped from Mandera in April. Mónica Juma, secretary of the cabinet, said that an operation is underway to rescue the two doctors, speaking at a … Continue reading “Kenya Reiterates That it Will Not Pay Ransom for Cuban Doctors, But Hopes to Secure Their Release”

Kenyan and Somali Elders Try to Negotiate Release of Kidnapped Cuban Doctors

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 13 April 2019 — The 10 elders from the community of Mandera, in northeastern Kenya, who left for Somalia to negotiate the release of two Cuban doctors kidnapped on Friday morning revealed that the doctors are alive in the neighboring country. The Kenyan authorities made the decision to evacuate the … Continue reading “Kenyan and Somali Elders Try to Negotiate Release of Kidnapped Cuban Doctors”

14yMedio’s 14 Faces of 2019

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2019 — The year is nearly over and it is time to draw up the editorial plans for the next twelve months and also to share with 14ymedio readers the list of names that this newspaper considers keys to understanding the news of the year 2019. Here are those people or groups that … Continue reading “14yMedio’s 14 Faces of 2019”