Havana Syndrome

Havana Syndrome
Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria

by Robert W. Baloh,Robert E. Bartholomew

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-03-19
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 3030407462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is one of the most extraordinary cases in the history of science: the mating calls of insects were mistaken for a “sonic weapon” that led to a major diplomatic row. Since August 2017, the world media has been absorbed in the “attack” on diplomats from the American and Canadian Embassies in Cuba. While physicians treating victims have described it as a novel and perplexing condition that involves an array of complaints including brain damage, the authors present compelling evidence that mass psychogenic illness was the cause of “Havana Syndrome.” This mysterious condition that has baffled experts is explored across 11-chapters which offer insights by a prominent neurologist and an expert on psychogenic illness. A lively and enthralling read, the authors explore the history of similar scares from the 18th century belief that sounds from certain musical instruments were harmful to human health, to 19th century cases of “telephone shock,” and more contemporary panics involving people living near wind turbines that have been tied to a variety of health complaints. The authors provide dozens of examples of kindred episodes of mass hysteria throughout history, in addition to psychosomatic conditions and even the role of insects in triggering outbreaks. Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria is a scientific detective story and a case study in the social construction of mass psychogenic illness.

North of Havana

North of Havana
The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five

by Martin Garbus

  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1620974479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From one of America’s leading legal minds, a riveting look at the U.S.-Cuban relationship seen through the lens of a nearly impossible case During his distinguished career, Martin Garbus has established himself as a well-known trial lawyer representing the likes of Daniel Ellsberg and Leonard Peltier. But there is no story Garbus wants to tell more than that of his most challenging case: representing five Cuban spies marooned in the U.S. prison system and his efforts to get them out. North of Havana tells the story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami. Erroneously charged by the U.S. government in connection with the 1996 shootdown of two planes circulating anti-Castro leaflets over Havana, the spies—in the absence of evidence—were convicted in 2000 of conspiracy to commit espionage and murder. Caught up in the sweep of history, the Cuban Five, as they became known, played a central role over the next decade in the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations. Set in Miami and Havana, North of Havana is a mesmerizing tale of international intrigue, espionage, and political gamesmanship that continues to play a shaping role in American foreign policy and presidential elections. In the process, the books shows how the justice system can be, and is, subverted for political purposes and gives readers insight into one of the most fascinating legal cases of our times.

Cruise Tourism in the Caribbean

Cruise Tourism in the Caribbean
Selling Sunshine

by Martha Honey

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-06-17
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0429515294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the lessons learned from half a century of Caribbean cruise tourism; one of the most popular and profitable sectors of the tourism industry. The modern-day cruise industry dates from the 1960s when the three major cruise lines, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian, set up shop in Florida and began selling winter cruises to the Caribbean targeting American retirees. For geopolitical reasons, the US initially excluded cruises to Cuba. This changed in 2016, following the historic Obama-Castro agreement to move towards diplomatic, trade and travel normalization. Cuba quickly became the Caribbean’s fastest growing cruise destination. This book considers the limited economic benefits of cruise tourism, its environmental and social impacts, and the effects of climate change, and "overtourism." Based on this analysis and case studies of key Caribbean and Mediterranean destinations, this book cautions against overdependence on cruise tourism and outlines reforms needed to bring more benefits and equity to Caribbean countries. It will be valuable to professionals, businesses, development agencies, NGOs, and academics interested in a sustainable cruise industry and the economic well-being of Caribbean island nations.

Cuban International Relations at 60

Cuban International Relations at 60
Reflections on Global Connections

by Mervyn J. Bain,Chris Walker

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1793630194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While scrutinizing the principle pressures and influences of Cuba's key international relationships and issues, Cuban International Relations at 60 examines the island's global engagement and foreign policy since January 1959 by bringing together the perspectives of leading experts and personal accounts of two ambassadors.

The Intersection of High-Impact Practices

The Intersection of High-Impact Practices
What's Next for Higher Education?

by Shauna Reilly,Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-05-15
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 1793606161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Intersection of High-Impact Practices provides a unique approach to the study of high-impact practices by examining the effects on student success. The authors demonstrate that high-impact practices do not occur in a vacuum and their effects can be multiplied or muted when taken in concert with one another.

Great Decisions '85

Great Decisions '85
A Book

by Foreign Policy Association

  • Publisher : Foreign Policy Assn
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780871240958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deception and Deterrence in "wars of National Liberation," State-sponsored Terrorism and Other Forms of Secret Warfare

Deception and Deterrence in 'wars of National Liberation,' State-sponsored Terrorism and Other Forms of Secret Warfare
A Book

by John Norton Moore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ISLA

ISLA
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

Encounter

Encounter
A Book

by Stephen Spender,Irving Kristol,Melvin J. Lasky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985-06
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newsweek

Newsweek
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Het Zwitsers Zakmes Van de Leider

Het Zwitsers Zakmes Van de Leider
Gids Voor Leiderschap Met Blijvende Impact

by Gabrie͏̈l Gerard Anthonio

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9789462762343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leiderschapsuitdagingen ontrafeld via alle onderdelen van het bekende Zwitserse zakmes.

The Nirex Collection: Diplomacy in revolution

The Nirex Collection: Diplomacy in revolution
A Book

by Porfirio R. Solórzano

  • Publisher : Litext Incorporated
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 9440
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A ten volume, 9,000 page account of 12 years of happenings in Nicaragua coinciding with insurrection & the revolutionary years (1978-1990). Its purpose is to furnish a documental tool collection equivalent to attending a well equipped library or specialized documentation center. Looking up the different angles & perspectives of this geo-political phenomenon, you may formulate your own analytical criteria on the subject. History is always relevant. "It is a condition of resurgence. It possesses the virtue of experience. It frees us from what was, because the past is 'revenant.' If it is not documented by our memory, it turns against us, & drowns us. Let us go over the past to make it fertile." (O. Gasset). THE NIREX COLLECTION is the only compilation of documents with voices of all belligerent sides of the conflict. This is a profoundly objective, panoramic, encyclopedic, documentary view of the process taken from books, journals, newspapers, official releases & private sources. It contains information not currently found in the United States. A complete library on Nicaragua. A $2,000.00 worth of resources for $775.00 in numbers. Its 45 lbs. are worth its weight in resources. A contribution to the academic community, diplomatic world & the government policy makers.

Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory

Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985-06-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Keesing's Record of World Events

Keesing's Record of World Events
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Social sciences index

Social sciences index
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Imposing Economic Sanctions

Imposing Economic Sanctions
Legal Remedy Or Genocidal Tool?

by Geoffrey Leslie Simons

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'This is a valuable introduction to the subject with an enlightening discussion on continuing attempts to stifle the Cuban economy.' Red PepperFocusing on moral and legal considerations, Geoff Simons traces the history of international sanctions from ancient to modern times, through the League of Nations and the UN era, examining key examples such as the Berlin Blockade, South Africa under apartheid, and Rhodesia after the Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Assessing the unique role of the United States, Simons describes a range of cases including Cuba, Vietnam, Libya and Iran, with particular attention to the genocidal impact of sanctions on the people of Iraq, involving starvation and soaring rates of disease.

Encounter

Encounter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal
SLJ.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Punch

Punch
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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