In my daily rounds of morning news about Cuba (jeez! I can't really help to stop that!) I read a report, both in The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, about an American academic who, doing a field research in Santiago de Cuba, chocó con la bola of the reality in the Cuban health care system.
I immediately said to myself: "I have to write something about this, just to prove that what I've said about my cousin ( a doctor in Cuba) being "asked" to hide the truth about the dengue epidemic, were not delusions of my brain".
Then, continuing my "morning rounds", I realized that fellow Cuban blogger Alberto de la Cruz already posted about it at Babalú. (Not that I am jealous, but man! this Mountain Time is not doing me any favor!.)
Anyway, what's important have already been said here, and in Spanish, here. And please, don't mind the comments of the useful idiots in the paper's website... they just don't have nothing more important to do with their sucking lives.
What a pity that well educated and professional Americans, con dos dedos de frente, are still siding with the hypocrisy of Castro's regimen. It is sad to see that it takes a person to get really sick to unveil, at least a little, what Cubans have been living daily, for the past forty something years.
Wanna try some dengue cocktail, Michael "Sicko" Moore?
By the way, Professor Hirschfeld is publishing a book about her experience and guess what? It's not being very well received by the academia. Qué raro, eh?
George, from The Real Cuba, also posted about her book here.