Forty-one French tourists who were busy enjoying a “sunshine holiday” in the apartheid state of Castrogonia were injured yesterday when their bus crashed.
These tourists had just paid a visit to Che Guevara’s mausoleum in Santa Clara.
The injured were all taken to a nearby hospital. Since this medical facility is probably not one of those reserved for foreigners or Cuban oligarchs, the French embassy is very busy trying to “repatriate” them as soon as possible.
So, here we go again: Castrogonia’s “wonderful” health care system is not wonderful enough for foreigners.
Will any of these injured tourists complain publicly about the quality of Cuban health care? Will they speak out about the apartheid system that allowed them to ride a fancy bus that no Cuban ever gets a chance to ride? Will they rue their idolatrous visit to Che’s grave?
Don’t count on it. Chances are they will continue to idolize the so-called “Revolution” and to view Cubans as subhuman beings who are damn lucky to wait on them hand and foot.
French tourists hurt in Cuba coach crash
A sunshine holiday has turned into a nightmare for a group of French tourists.
More than 40 have been injured, at least seven critically, in a coach crash in Cuba.
It happened as the group, thought to be mainly pensioners, were returning from an excursion to Santa Clara.
The central city is home to a monument holding the remains of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine who helped lead the armed uprising that put Fidel Castro in power in 1959.
Cuban state television says their coach was involved in a collision with another vehicle travelling in the same direction. It happened in broad daylight on a national highway.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says everything is being done to help with the repatriation of those caught up in the disaster, most of whom are from northwestern France.