Like North Korea, Cuba’s Castro dictatorship has made some very lofty claims when it comes to medicine and healthcare. And like North Korea, those magnificent claims are basically bullsh*t.
Examining Cuba and North Korea healthcare claims“Communist political violence flowed from a utopian vision of the future, from the great goals pursued, and from the intolerance the service of these ideals inspired, as well as from an intense attachment to power. The means had to be subordinated to historically unparalleled ends that require extraordinary measures.” – Paul Hollander, The Distinctive Features of Repression in Communist States.
Both Cuba and North Korea are totalitarian dictatorships that have made claims of great achievements in the area of healthcare over the course of the past month.
On June 19, 2015 the regime in North Korea said that it had “created a wonder drug which not only cures AIDS, but also eradicates Ebola and cancer.” At the same time North Korea has approximately 10.2 million North Koreans currently facing famine.