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Daniel436 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:23 AM
Does anyone not notice that Hugo Chavez was being treated in Cuba? If they have such wonderful medical facilities, etc. why did Hugo die? I am thankful that he did not come to the US, because we may have then had to deal with the tyrant for many more years. Maybe the US should just refuse medical service to ALL foreign leaders not allied with the U.S.
david495 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:56 AM
How bad is the medical care in Venezuela when you have to go to Cuba for medical treatment? The conditions in Cuban hospitals are squalid. The only time Cuban hospitals look "normal" is when 60 Minuets calls and asks to do an interview. Then there is a ton of window dressing to show how great the socialized medicine in a communist regime is. In reality- there are long lines, long waiting periods for routine care, shortages of everything from band aids to dressings and sterile surgical equipment. Take that scenario and double down in Venezuela.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:35 AM
I once ran into 2 Venezuelan neurologists. These men had come here to retake their neurology residencies, because they could not, in conscience, continue to work in Venezuela.
Venezuela used to be the jewel of South American medicine, with standards almost as high as our own. But when Chavez came in, he allowed (forced) Cuban trained doctors into the system. These two men could not bear to have these hacks covering their patients, taking call etc. So they opted to retake their residencies (since we don't accept foreign residency training here), rather than crawl into bed with Chavez and his hack doctors.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman traveled to communist North Korea, a trip financed by a documentary filmmaker. Rodman appeared neither officially nor unofficially as part of the U.S. government.

An incredulous George Stephanopoulos of ABC subjected Rodman to a grilling more suitable for a corrupt, double-dealing politician: "When you said you love Kim (Jong Un) and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to destroy the United States and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? ... Do you think you have a responsibility to ask him about it so that you don't be perceived as sort of propping...