Monday, August 13, 2007

Donations

As you may recall, we have previously written about those well-meaning, God-fearing citizens in places like Canada, Spain and even Australia who are forever collecting medicines and medical equipment to send to Cuba.

Why do they do it?

Well, because they have been told by the Castro regime that while Cuba has one of the best and most equitable health systems in the world, the country lacks basic medicines. Those evil Americans, you see, and their nasty “blockade”.


Sadly, the bit about lacking basic medicines is indeed true, as anyone who has visited an ordinary hospital in Cuba can attest.

Well, here is some news that may be of interest.

According to the Cuban official media, the regime has somehow managed to find enough medicines in Cuba to be able to “donate” a shipload of medication to victims of a recent “cold spell” in Peru.

Not a small shipload, either. Five tonnes.

A very excited Cuban ambassador in Lima, Luis Delfin Perez, told reporters that these “high quality Cuban-made medicines” would be useful for treating respiratory problems.

Of course, only a cynic would think that the regime is taking much-needed medicines from ordinary, sick Cubans so it can ship them off to another country for cheap propaganda purposes.


And as you know, this blog is cynicism-free.



2 Comments:

Blogger Henry Gomez said...

Of course medicines are exempted under the embargo so Cuba could buy as much medicine as it wants as long as it does so with cash up front. While the Cubans are sending medicines to foreign countries there is a whole cottage industry in Miami for exiles to send medicines to their family members in Cuba. Why would the government need to provide medicines to such people if their gusano cousins are willing to spend the money in essence freeing up Cuban medicines for propaganda purposes?

2:42 am  
Blogger Fidel pro democracy said...

Agree with Henry, but guilty as charge, can not help but gave in every time somebody in Cuba ask me for medicine, must be my catholic side.

12:33 am  

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