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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C


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Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.
Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month
Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.
Husbands use rape 'as a way of teaching their wives to shut up'
Rape in Colombia is a strategy of war.
Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'
Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.
When death threats are real: 'They are not playing... but I'm not going to shut up'
Meet the women who stood up to the paramilitaries – and will continue to fight.
Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.
Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?
We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?
Column: Here’s who the Anglo payment may have gone to – and it’s not pretty
There are financial funds which profiteer from troubled nations’ debt – and Ireland has already caught their eye, writes Fergal Browne.
Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…
With the deadline for a privatisation plan at hand, Fergal Browne warns of the pitfalls of selling public companies to private investors.
Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…
Ireland might be getting a new president, but our political system still has deep flaws. A group of German ‘pirates’ could be showing us the way, writes Fergal Browne.
Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’
In Ireland’s export economy, languages are a direct route to jobs. So why aren’t we teaching them, asks Fergal Browne.