Doctor in the house
It's a quote from Evo Morales speaking during a visit to Caracas today for the opening of a new medical school.
Referring to the Castro regime's program of using badly-paid, over-worked Cuban doctors as an export-earning commodity, the democratically-elected president of Bolivia told reporters that Cuba was now the one country in Latin America that offered the most help to its neighbours.
He said that while Cuba sent troops overseas to "save lives" (that is, the doctors), the United States sent troops "to extinguish lives" (ie, soldiers).
As for the ailing 80-year-old dictator, Morales described Castro as "the world's number one doctor because he is always thinking about Humanity ..."
Percentage of Bolivians who voted for Morales at the 2005 elections: close to 54 per cent.