Welcome to Havana!

I asked students to look for news about Cuba. They found a Cuban newspaper that claims Cuba has invented a coronavirus vaccine but the evil US is preventing Cubans from sharing it with the world.

Also, Cubans are sending doctors all over the world to help less fortunate countries to battle the virus but the evil US is preventing Cuba from doing that.

Also, the Cuban economy is doing fantastic and would be able to share its riches with the world if it weren’t for the evil US and its embargo.

Ha ha, you’ll say. Poor dumb Cubans who eat up such ridiculous propaganda.

In the meantime…

This is published at the exact same time as unprecedented numbers of healthcare workers are being laid off around the country. The quotes from the authorities that “prove” the severity of the crisis and the need for foreign doctors are from three weeks ago.

And we eat it up exactly like those poor dumb Cubans.

This is a single example. There are hundreds every day.

5 thoughts on “Welcome to Havana!”

  1. “same time as unprecedented numbers of healthcare workers are being laid off around the country”

    The New York Times is fanatically devoted to the idea that evermore new people must be brought to the US. Nothing can shake that conviction – it’s immigration (by other people) as religion. Once immigrants, like you, become citizens you’re lost to them and of no use or interest to them. It has to be new people.

    It’s really kind of demented….

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  2. The rest is probably not true, but Cubans did send a group of doctors to Italy to help. This was reported in Italian news.

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