The “Today” show, that is, never ends with its adulation for fidel castro’s Cuba.
Gina Garcia, a researcher and booker for the show, blogs today about last week’s broadcast from Cuba, complete with a picture of her and friend eating ice cream in front of a large banner displaying the image of ernesto guevara.
Cuban health care, Garcia writes, is so grand, even Americans are students at a Cuban medical school.
And, she proclaims, it has nothing to do with politics!
American med students in Cuba? When Fidel Castro heard from an American congressman that areas of his large district did not have even one doctor, he offered up full scholarships for American students to attend med school in Cuba. This program offered American students who don’t have the family or financial assistance the opportunity to go to med school. Politically motivated you wonder? The system that allows this program has made huge efforts to maintain it as a non-political program. For the majority of students, the focus is to get the training in the med school program so they can return to the United States and become a doctor for underserved communities.
As on the program, no mention of political prisoners or general oppression. It’s all America’s fault.
Read the whole frustrating thing here.