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The Scrabble for Time: the geopolitics of time zones

Posted 22 July 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

Who controls time? Given a 24-hour clock, the world can in principle be divided into 24 equal zones, each covering 15 degrees of longitude but geographical and political factors introduced complexity. The dateline and standard time zones, dates from 1884′s International Meridian Conference. Bringing together powers predominantly from the West it agreed on a 24-hour […]

Cuban medical internationalism

Posted 21 July 2012 | By | Categories: * kronik, * stories | No Comments

How is Cuba healing the world? How did Cuba save 4 million people? Cuban medical internationalism is the Cuban programme, since the 1959 Cuban Revolution, of sending Cuban medical personnel overseas, particularly to Latin America, Africa and, more recently, Oceania, and of bringing medical students and patients to Cuba. We investigate the machinary behind what […]

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