Saturday, October 28, 2006

Coming clean. Sort of.

The Castro regime has finally come clean and admitted, in a roundabout sort of way, that Cuba is experiencing a serious dengue epidemic.

For months now, ageing Soviet-era airplanes have been buzzing Havana and other major cities spraying against the mosquito that causes the epidemic. Health workers have been doing the same, house to house in some areas.

But until now, the regime has refused to confirm the obvious.

According to Reuters, the Pan-American Health Organization has quoted Cuban government sources as saying the epidemic has affected four of the 14 provinces. However, the same sources have apparently refused to reveal the number of deaths.

Perhaps that is a State secret, too? Like Castro's health?


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