About Us

Hacienda Publishing, a Georgia Corporation, was founded in 1994 for the publication of health care books and medical journals. Hacienda Publishing has now gone strictly online and run this websites, www.haciendapublishing.com and www.drmiguelfaria.com.

Over 90% of our articles were published in peer-reviewed medical journals and other established publications, and the site is the repository of published articles by Dr. Miguel Faria, a medical scientist and medical historian, as well as other scholars knowledgeable in medical science and history.

Previously published articles can be found in the Articles section as well as the Medical Sentinel section of this website. We have also published and continue to post opinion articles on history and politics that appear either in the Articles section or the Random Notes section of this website. We hope that these articles are of interest to our readers as well.

Hacienda Publishing is not a conservative or libertarian website, although generally we fit on that side of the political spectrum. Nevertheless, we do post from time to time articles with which we do not necessarily agree. This is done in the pursuit of the free exchange of ideas that is desirable and necessary in a free society. The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the individual authors and not those of Hacienda Publishing. Although the Medical Sentinel had a mission statement that it fulfilled until it ceased publication in 2002, any opinions expressed in the articles published there are solely those of the individual authors who expressed them.

About our President:

Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Clinical Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery, ret.) and Adjunct Professor of Medical History (ret.) Mercer University School of Medicine.

Medical Journalism: Associate Editor-in-Chief and World Affairs Editor of Surgical Neurology International  (SNI; 2012-present) as well as a member of the Editorial Board since 2011. Surgical Neurology International  (SNI)  is an open access, peer review, Internet-only journal for Neurosurgeons.

Ex-member, Editorial Board of Surgical Neurology, an International Journal of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, the Official International Journal of the Neurosurgical Societies of Belgium, Brazil, China, Romania, Russia and Taiwan (Published by Elsevier) 2004-2010.

Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Sentinel (1996-2002).

Science and Medicine: Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. is an Ex-member of the Injury Research Grant Review Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2002-2005.
Former Contributor to Newsmax.com and Columnist LaNuevaCuba.com; Guest Columnist GOPUSA.com (2010-present) and Realclearhistory.com author (2012-present).

History: Recipient of the Americanism Medal from the Nathaniel Macon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 1998.

Author: Dr. Miguel Faria has written or coauthored several chapters in 6 medical textbooks, and his works are cited and referenced in a number of other books and publications. He is the sole author of three books: Vandals at the Gates of Medicine — Historic Perspectives on the Battle Over Health Care Reform (1995); Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine (1997); and Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002).

Professional Publications: Dr. Faria has written over 200 medical, scientific and professional articles, letters or editorials published in the medical literature. More than seventy of these articles are currently listed in PubMed under Faria MA Jr. as well as Faria MA or under his name at Goggle scholar listing.

Publisher: The Medical Sentinel and such books as Sutton's Law by Jane M. Orient, M.D. and Linda J. Wright (1997).

Dr. Miguel Faria has continued to write, edit and publish various articles on science, politics, history, and socio-economic topics in numerous journals and websites including Surgical Neurology International, NewsMax.com, his local newpaper, The Macon Telegraph, and GOPUSA.com. His entire CV is also posted on his website.

Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.