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Cuba conditions

August 3, 2006


To the editor:

This concerns the piece by Anita Snow on Castro and Cuba in Tuesday's Journal-World. She inserted a quick little paragraph that seems to congratulate the Cuban revolutionaries on their reforms to schools and health care. I was in Cuba last week and returned Monday. Believe me, the only universal health care they have is that everyone is universally sick. There is very little medicine, and the people don't have enough to feed their families.

Secondly, the schools are brainwashing factories.

Don't be fooled; Cuba is no paradise on earth. It is, by any standard, the largest prison in the world. Their richest citizens are poorer than our poorest. Don't succumb to this propaganda. People are suffering there.

John Armstrong,



MWIV 9 years, 2 months ago

And I ask: When it is supposedly illegal for Americans to travel and more importantly, spend American dollars in Cuba, what took you to that little nation? Let's see, I bet you didn't get a direct flight from Miami! Did you go via Canada or Mexico or one of the islands?

conservative 9 years, 2 months ago

I believe that our government allows people to visit Cuba to do humanitarian work. But they do have to travel to another country to get a connecting flight. I have a friend who is a minister who has been there, and I believe another friend who is an eye doctor travelled there last year on a doctors without borders mission.

Speakout 9 years, 2 months ago

Lets see, rightthinker, you may have something here. "Offer to buy and when they refuse, Invade?" Isn't that sort of how we got the situation in the Middle East? "Lets see, we will buy their land and if they refuse, we will just take it...the USA will support us!"

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 2 months ago

Yea, it's time to get rid of Castro so BushCo can turn Cuba into another Haiti while trying to install their own puppet ala Pinochet.

sibkiss 9 years, 2 months ago

I bet when Cubans got the message from Bush that he had a plan for them, they got chills running up their spine, that is, a plan like Iraq? Yikes!!!

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