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Castro offers to send Cuban doctors to help Katrina victims
Delta Farm Press ^ | 9/03/05 | N/A

Posted on 09/05/2005 11:57:38 AM PDT by MplsSteve

HAVANA – Cuban President Fidel Castro has offered to send 100 doctors to Houston immediately to help provide medical care to residents of New Orleans who have been evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Another 500 clinicians and specialists could be dispatched to Houston “or any other airport of your choosing,” by Sunday, Castro said during a TV Roundtable discussion broadcast in Havana with another 500 to follow.

The offer was relayed via e-mail to members of U.S. organizations that have traveled to Havana on commercial licenses in recent months. Members of the USA Rice Federation met with Castro during a visit to Havana to discuss potential sales of U.S. rice on Aug. 25-26.

(Excerpt) Read more at deltafarmpress.com ...


TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: allies; castro; humanitarianrelief; katrina; physicians
Hard to say what I'd do in a situation like this.

One one hand, I want our people to get the quickest medical care possible. On the other hand, I question how reliable and competent some of these doctors may be.

One thing for sure, Castro is not making this offer out of the goodness of his heart.

Do we accept the offer? Yes or no? Opinions...anyone?

1 posted on 09/05/2005 11:57:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

I say let him send the doctors and watch half of the defect.


2 posted on 09/05/2005 12:00:19 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: MplsSteve

I say take them and then see how many of the Cuban MDs voluntarily go back. That will shut Castro up.


3 posted on 09/05/2005 12:00:45 PM PDT by JLS
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To: MplsSteve

'One thing for sure, Castro is not making this offer out of the goodness of his heart.'

...You can certainly bet there are some rather razor sharp strings attached to this offer of help.


4 posted on 09/05/2005 12:02:31 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: MplsSteve

Also on this subject:

Castro offers US medical help
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1476153/posts

Castro offers US medical help
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1476084/posts

Castro: 1,100 Cuban doctors ready and awaiting U.S. visas
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477458/posts


My take: If we don't have a doctor shortage, move on.


5 posted on 09/05/2005 12:03:14 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: MplsSteve

Accept the offer. Im sure there is an ulterior motive, but it is an offer of help just the same. Plus, as other posters have pointed out, half will probably defect anyway. Well, those that dont have family back at home like another famous defector..


6 posted on 09/05/2005 12:03:28 PM PDT by cardinal4 ("When the Levee breaks, Mama, you got to move....")
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To: MplsSteve

Yea, I can see that. Oh got a cut on your leg, amputate.


7 posted on 09/05/2005 12:03:34 PM PDT by dila813
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To: JLS

He'll send their worst doctors hoping they'll defect.


8 posted on 09/05/2005 12:04:34 PM PDT by CAWats (I don't have any confidence in my ability to fail - Kenneth Copeland)
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To: Prime Choice

That's weird. I did a search before posting this article. I typed in Fidel Castro and saw no stories like mine - so I posted it.


9 posted on 09/05/2005 12:05:12 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: DogBarkTree; JLS
I say let him send the doctors and watch half of the defect.

You guys underestimate Castro's treachery. Ponder it a while. If I wanted to ensure there were outbreaks of cholera, typhoid, yellow fever and malaria, I wouldn't use soldiers. I'd use doctors.

Also, it's a fair bet that none of those doctors are leaving Cuba without first being made painfully aware that their families will suffer horrible fates if they defect.

C'mon guys...this is Communist Thuggery 101!

10 posted on 09/05/2005 12:05:43 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: MplsSteve

No worries. Just tossing in the other links to help readers bulk up on the subject.


11 posted on 09/05/2005 12:06:32 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: MplsSteve
Do we accept the offer? Yes or no? Opinions...anyone?

It depends upon why they were sent to prison.

Malpractice perhaps?

12 posted on 09/05/2005 12:06:42 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: MplsSteve

How will you persuede the doctors to return to Cuba, Fidel?


13 posted on 09/05/2005 12:07:29 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("We can all learn from this Katrina thing" -NaughtiusMaximus)
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To: MplsSteve
Some physicians in Houston volunteering their services have been turned away because so many have shown up to help. But, thanks anyway from Houston, Fidel (you filthy piece of feces)
14 posted on 09/05/2005 12:07:42 PM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: MplsSteve

1. If these were well meaning professional dissidents, Castro wouldn't let them out to help.

2. Castro already has trade deals with Blanco that she was censured for

http://canf.org/2005/1in/noticias-CANF/2005-may-12-media-advisory-louisiana-state-para-email.htm

Therefore, Castro has a motive to get people into LA that benefits him.

No to letting them in!


15 posted on 09/05/2005 12:08:44 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MplsSteve

he will have to send the doctors, each with his own personal guard to prevent his defection...or lock up the doctors family and threaten them with horrible unspeakable acts in order to keep the doctors from defecting.

.....we are not the turd world country....they are...let them keep their witch doctors.


16 posted on 09/05/2005 12:09:08 PM PDT by Vaquero (a red stater trapped in the body of a blue state.)
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To: MplsSteve

What's he going to do when they apply for asylum? Come to think of it, we could use more doctors.


17 posted on 09/05/2005 12:13:15 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: MplsSteve

I say let them in. It would be an eyeopening experience for both them and us.


18 posted on 09/05/2005 12:20:21 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: MplsSteve

Yes. We need more trained defectors.


19 posted on 09/05/2005 12:29:27 PM PDT by jslade ("If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.")
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To: MplsSteve
HAVANA – Cuban President Fidel Castro has offered to send 100 doctors to Houston immediately to help provide medical care to residents of New Orleans who have been evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Another 500 clinicians and specialists could be dispatched to Houston “or any other airport of your choosing,” by Sunday, Castro said during a TV Roundtable discussion broadcast in Havana with another 500 to follow.

Not to be outdone, Vincente Fox of Mexico declared he has 11,000,000+ 'specialists' already prepositioned and another 3,000,000 are en route ;-)

20 posted on 09/05/2005 12:32:25 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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[ HAVANA – Cuban President Fidel Castro has offered to send 100 doctors to Houston immediately to help provide medical care to residents of New Orleans who have been evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ]

Response;... No Fidel use those doctors to tend too your own political prisoners.. or the ones in Venezulela that Hugo and your thuggs havent murdered yet.. thanks anyways..

21 posted on 09/05/2005 12:33:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: MplsSteve
Castro has always sends "doctors" to countries he wants to subvert. Che Guevara was one of the first Cuban doctors to begin this long history of Fidel's humanitarianism.

Here's a pix always worth posting and dedicated to the American $cum who wear him on their t-shirts.


22 posted on 09/05/2005 1:03:02 PM PDT by drpix
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To: MplsSteve

No, we should not accept anything from a communist dictator. I would rather our entire country die of dehydration and starvation than to ever accept anything from that murderous SOB, Castro.

Just what the US needs, another group of Cuban agents. It's not as if we don't have plenty of communists here already, destroying us from within.


23 posted on 09/05/2005 1:14:30 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: DogBarkTree
Bingo!
24 posted on 09/05/2005 1:27:22 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: MplsSteve

From what I had read in the past (and I admit I can't provide a source for this so I may be mistaken) is that Cuba actually has a very good and advanced medical system with some very good doctors. I'm going to have to look this up to see if I can confirm it or if I'm just imagining things.


25 posted on 09/05/2005 1:51:28 PM PDT by Join Or Die
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To: Join Or Die
Look up "Potemkin village" while you're at it and you'll understand why you've read that "Cuba actually has a very good and advanced medical system" even though all party elites go to Venezuela, Mexico or Spain for all serious medical treatment. See if the MSM allows you to know that Cuban Americans have to buy medicines for relatives in Cuba at certain US pharmacies that specialize in shipments to Cuba.
26 posted on 09/05/2005 3:27:44 PM PDT by drpix
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To: CAWats
why does everyone automatically assume that Fidel wants to destroy America?????? he hasn't done anything, all he did was overthrow general batista (dictator in cuba, before 1959)whom the u.s. government supported. anybody should be willing to help if there is a crisis, and their help should be accepted, do some research on Fidel and Cuba and then you can say.
27 posted on 12/03/2007 6:03:51 PM PST by billybobo
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To: billybobo
billybobo
Since Dec 3, 2007


Pinko, Marxist, Commie propagandist alert...

(as well as smelly, unkempt, dirty hippie pot-smoker)
28 posted on 12/03/2007 6:07:27 PM PST by Windcatcher
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