The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.
Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.
The cooperatives democratically manage state property which has been loaned to them; this promotes economic incentives for the workers and decentralizes economic authority.
About 30 miles west of this city, one of the largest construction projects since the start of the Cuban revolution in 1959 is taking shape.
The U.S. has talked of supposed maltreatment of "political prisoners" in Cuba. Cubans need simply say "Guantanamo" to put that in perspective.
Those who care deeply about peace and friendship between peoples should be part of every key battle ahead.
People who want to see a change in U.S.-Cuba policy should study the details of these bills and check if their own senators are listed as co-sponsors.
The dramatic announcement by Raul Castro and Barack Obama on the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has already borne fruit.
Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history.
The Cubans greeted the victory of the Revolution with rejoicing and a burst of energy as they put their shoulders to the wheel of building a new society on socialist principles.