Silicone Island

“A doctor implanted them during his guard duty,” she told me, while proudly feeling her breasts through her blouse. Then she points to her rear end and pouts, “This didn’t go so well for me, because the surgeon didn’t have much practice.” When I asked her where she got the silicone prostheses so obvious in her body, she told me she would only use “brand name” ones so she asked her Italian boyfriend to bring them to her. “The other part was easy, you know, you pay a doctor to do the operation.” I confess that I am not very familiar with the matter; surgeons scare me and for years now I’ve gotten used to the awkward figure I see reflected in my mirror. But still I ask her for the details and she confirms what I’d sensed, the existence of an illegal network of plastic surgeons who practice in the same hospitals where they offer free care.

The practice took off in the late nineties and initially the main clients were hookers whose foreign boyfriends absorbed the costs. But now it’s been extended to people of both sexes who have the resources to achieve the body of their dreams. Normally they go into the hospital with a false clinical history for some illness they don’t actually suffer from, and within a few hours of coming out of the operating room they are sent home to recuperate. These surgical interventions aren’t logged into the hospital records and a good share of the resources used are bought on the black market by the medical personnel themselves. Nothing should go wrong, because a complaint would expose the network involved. Discretion is fundamental and the patient is rarely followed up to see if there were adverse reactions. “We are all adults, so everyone is responsible for what happens,” warned my friend’s doctor before the anesthetic took effect.

At a price ranging between 750 and 900 Cuban convertible pesos (CUCs), breast implants are the most popular among the wide range of inserts implanted and of the clandestine operations performed. On sites like Revolico.com you can find a wide variety of sizes, with the most popular brands being Mentor and Femme.  But you have to add “labor” to this price, which runs from 500 to 700 CUCs for a recognized specialist in these fields. Some beginners will also do it, for a little less, but the results leave much to be desired. For a Cuban surgeon whose salary barely reaches 30 CUCs a month, performing one of these operations is extremely tempting. However, they know the danger of being found out and that the risk of losing the right to practice medicine is very high. So they protect themselves in networks that almost always extend throughout the administration and leadership of the hospitals. These involve everyone from orderlies and aestheticians to nurses and public health officials. The worst thing that can happen is someone dying on the operating table; then they will have to invent some chronic disease to justify the casualty.

A few weeks ago the blogger Rebeca Monzó exposed one of these scandals of illegal surgery in a Tweet*. The scenario in this case was Calixto Garcia Hospital, but it could have been any other operating theater in the city. Without specifying the details of what happened, there was talk of an entire clandestine room dedicated to foreign patients and Cubans who could pay for the operations. Popular rumor has it that it was all discovered when a tourist who had just been operated on hemorrhaged at the airport on her departure from Cuba, but this could be a complete myth. It is true, however, that like the rest of our reality, medicine exists on two planes, in two very different dimensions. One is that of patients who have no resources to offer gifts or payment to doctors, and the other is of those who can pay for the surgery on the spot, in cash. Material resources can shorten the time and increase the quality of any treatment, making sutures, x-rays and chemotherapy all appear on time.

It all starts with a gift of soap to the dentist who fills our cavities, and goes all the way up to a sterilized room where a foreigner can get an abortion, or a Cuban can receive a pair of breast implants.

*Translator’s note: The Tweet says, “Yesterday, Dr. Fonseca, the director of Calixto Garcia hospital, was led out of it handcuffed to the astonishment of all the personnel present.” Dr. Fonseca and others at the hospital were arrested for illegally performing private plastic surgeries.

20 thoughts on “Silicone Island

  1. A cret.en confessed to have the tits. The team “yoani” still not answering my questions, the posts continuing to descend further into the abyss of irrelevance, although truth be told, they started from the bottom of it anyway, a “new” loser posting here in Spanish, when it is cristal clear to my three year old this is the page for english posts, the copy and paste genius trying to outdo the team “yoani” by trying to turn this site into his own – what’s new in the “some kind of pragmatic capitalism” but cannibalism and fanatic, schizofrenic desire to steal fron ANYONE and EVERYONE?

    In the meantime their white”gods” are trying to destroy another country and when China and Russia veto them, they claim that China and Russia have “no regards for lives of civilians”!!!!!!! That they “will have the blood of innocent Syrians on their hands”!!!!!!

    That from a country that has vetoed every peace-making resolution about Palestine, bombed over 30 countries to date since the WWII ILLEGALLY and has the most draconian laws on earth!!!!!

    Bunch of cre..ns and liars. THAT is what the “some kind of pragmatic capitalists” and “free speech” “democrats” really are.

  2. HUFFINGTON POST: Cuban Opposition Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash – by YOANI SANCHEZ

    The incident took place a few miles from the city of Bayamo in the eastern province of Granma, which is about 500 miles from Havana. Near the small town of La Gabina the car left the road and rolled until it hit a tree. It remains to be confirmed if, before the impact, it was hit by another vehicle, as claimed by several sources, or if the driver lost control, as claimed in the official version.

    Payá was in the car with the dissident activist Harold Cepero, who also died some hours after the accident. The two Cubans were traveling accompanied by two foreigners, the Spaniard Angel Carromero, 27, and the Swedish politician Jens Aron Modig, 27. Carromero is a lawyer and adviser to the City of Madrid, and secretary of the New Generations of the People’s Party in the Spanish capital. Modig chairs the Christian Democrat Youth League.

    All were taken to the Professor Carlos Manuel Clinical Surgery Hospital in Bayamo, where hospital officials said that Oswaldo Payá was already dead when he arrived. After hours of incomplete reports, his wife Ofelia Acevedo was notified of his death through a Catholic Church source.

    The two injured have been hospitalized in the same facility and, according to confirmations from El Pais newspaper, only suffered minor injuries. The entire hospital is surrounded by a heavy police operation, and it is impossible to communicate by telephone with the room where both Angel Carromero and Jens Aron Modig are being treated.

    Rosa María Payá, the daughter of the deceased dissident, told several media that “they wanted to hurt” her father, “and ended up killing him.” Similar suspicions are growing among opposition figures as well, but will have to wait for the testimony of the two survivors and for the results of police investigations.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yoani-sanchez/cuban-opposition-leader-o_b_1693991.html

  3. Palabras d los Communistas suecos;
    No, no. Sólo la especulación. El hecho de que un coche con los críticos del gobierno påpasseligt probable que sucediera choza en un accidente de coche, ¡Dios mío. Såååååååååååååå trååååkigt(Muy maaaaaaaaallooooooos) entonces … extraño con los críticos del gobierno por el camino. -Parece que tienen una tendencia a tener una calificación mala crítica de los coches, ya sabes, tienen una tendencia de estar involucrados en accidentes automovilísticos trágicos, jajamänssan … aburrido, aburrido * tsk, tsk, tsk … *

    Esto no tiene nada que ver con Cuba es un país (también) socialista. Tampoco tiene que ver con ofertas de Estados Unidos con los inmigrantes ilegales como si fueran ganado. Tiene que ver con el escaparate de todo el movimiento de la izquierda, Cuba, se está cayendo … ¿qué puedo decir … no saludable para aquellos que no … eh …. Comparto plenamente el punto de vista es el oficial, que sé que es el caso. No es que me dan agua a los que comparar a Cuba con tales como Corea del Norte, o en muchos casos los cubanos profacistiska exilio en Miami, pero el hecho es que es … bueno … ohälsosmt a criticar al régimen en La Habana. Ya sabes, los accidentes automovilísticos ocurren con tanta facilidad …

  4. Según la información que recibimos de los chicos que conducía el carro con él, era otro coche que trató de salirse de la carretera y chocó contra ellos todo el tiempo, dice en un comentario registrado en el sitio web de su padre.

    El coche era también el presidente de la Liga Democrática Cristiana de la Juventud, Aron Modig(SUECIA). Fue herido en el accidente, pero se sienten en las circunstancias.

    - El juego fue a Cuba para mostrar su apoyo al movimiento democrático cubano, dijo el secretario general Donald Brook.

    A pesar de un español resultó herido cuando el vehículo chocó contra un árbol.

  5. THE CASTROFASCISTS “GOVERNMENT” OF “LA CHINA” RAUL & “THE MUMMY” FIDEL SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO AN INVESTIGATION BY AN INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT GROUP OF INVESTIGATORS FOR THE DEATH OF Oswado Paya AS WELL AS THE DEATHS OF OTHER DISSIDENTS LIKE Laura Pollan, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Wilmar Villar Mendoza & Orlando Zapata Tamayo! ALL THESE HAVE OCCURRED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES WITHIN THE LAST 2 YEARS AND THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A FULL INVESTIGATION FOR ANY OF THEM!

    VIDEO: Laura Pollán en el film “Soy la otra Cuba” sufre una agresión intimidatoria cuando un carro le pega al carro donde viajaba por detras @ 4:30 minutos – The car where the late Cuban dissident Laura Pollan (her death of “dengue” was never fully explained) is traveling gets hit from behind in the documentary “Soy la otra Cuba” (I am the other Cuba) and almost caused a horrific accident @ 4:30 minutes into segment! THIS IS NO COINCIDENCE OR “ACCIDENT”!

  6. MIAMI HERALD: Oswaldo Payá, well-known Cuban dissident, killed in car accident on the island – Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas was known as a crusader for human rights in Cuba. – BY MIMI WHITEFIELD

    Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas , one of the most respected names in the Cuban dissident movement and a tireless crusader for civil society, was killed in a car crash Sunday afternoon in eastern Cuba.

    Rosa María Payá, his daughter, told CNN en Español that Payá was traveling near Bayamo, the capital city of Granma province, with a fellow dissident, Harold Cepero, when their car was struck by another vehicle. “There was a car trying to take them off the road, crashing into them at every moment. So we think it’s not an accident,’’ she told CNN en Español. “They wanted to do harm and they ended up killing my father.”

    The Cuban Foreign Ministry’s confirmed the death at 1:50 p.m. local time and said the crash occurred in La Cabina, about 14 miles from Bayamo.

    But a foreign ministry spokesman told the Spanish news agency EFE that Payá’s rented car “lost control and smashed against a tree, according to eyewitnesses.’’ The spokesman said Cepero, a native of Ciego de Avila, was also killed.

    Payá’s official website said that two other men, whom it did not identify, were traveling with him.

    Many of the 75 dissidents who were jailed during the 2003 crackdown known as Cuba’s “Black Spring’’ were involved with the Varela Project, which took its name from Rev. Félix Varela, a priest revered for his role in Cuba’s independence fight against Spain.

    Although authorities ignored the Varela Project petitions, the government did launch its own petition drive that established the socialist system as “irrevocable’’ in the Cuban constitution.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/22/2907342/oswaldo-paya-well-known-cuban.html

  7. MIAMI HERALD: Oswaldo Payá, well-known Cuban dissident, killed in car accident on the island – Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas was known as a crusader for human rights in Cuba. – BY MIMI WHITEFIELD

    Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas , one of the most respected names in the Cuban dissident movement and a tireless crusader for civil society, was killed in a car crash Sunday afternoon in eastern Cuba.

    Rosa María Payá, his daughter, told CNN en Español that Payá was traveling near Bayamo, the capital city of Granma province, with a fellow dissident, Harold Cepero, when their car was struck by another vehicle. “There was a car trying to take them off the road, crashing into them at every moment. So we think it’s not an accident,’’ she told CNN en Español. “They wanted to do harm and they ended up killing my father.”

    The Cuban Foreign Ministry’s confirmed the death at 1:50 p.m. local time and said the crash occurred in La Cabina, about 14 miles from Bayamo.

    But a foreign ministry spokesman told the Spanish news agency EFE that Payá’s rented car “lost control and smashed against a tree, according to eyewitnesses.’’ The spokesman said Cepero, a native of Ciego de Avila, was also killed.

    Payá’s official website said that two other men, whom it did not identify, were traveling with him.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/22/2907342/oswaldo-paya-well-known-cuban.html#storylink=cpy
    Many of the 75 dissidents who were jailed during the 2003 crackdown known as Cuba’s “Black Spring’’ were involved with the Varela Project, which took its name from Rev. Félix Varela, a priest revered for his role in Cuba’s independence fight against Spain.

    Although authorities ignored the Varela Project petitions, the government did launch its own petition drive that established the socialist system as “irrevocable’’ in the Cuban constitution.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/22/2907342/oswaldo-paya-well-known-cuban.html

  8. R.I.P. MR. OSWALDO PAYA! YOU WILL GET JUSTICE VERY SOON! AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE WILL GET THEIR DAY IN THE WORLD COURT AT THE HAGUE! WE KNOW WHO THOSE ARE OF COURSE!

    Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas (born February 29, 1952 in Havana, Cuba) is a political activist in Cuba and is considered[by whom?] that country’s most prominent political dissident. He received the Sakharov Prize in 2002. In 2005, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the former Czech President Václav Havel, with fellow Cuban dissidents Raul Rivero and Óscar Elías Biscet.[1]

    Payá was a founder member of the Christian Liberation Movement in 1988. Created by secular Catholics, it is today a non-denominational political organization seeking to further the civic and human rights of Cubans.

    In 1992, Payá publicly announced for the first time his intention to run for representative to Cuba’s national legislative body, the National Assembly of Popular Power. Two days before the deadline to register his candidacy at the Assembly of Postulation, he was detained by police at his home and taken to a “Committee for the Defense of the Revolution” center, where he was awaited by officers of the Cuban Communist Party (CCP). The CCP conducted a closed session of the Assembly that lasted only a few minutes and included CCP supporters only. [2]

    In 1997, Payá and other members of the Christian Liberation Movement collected hundreds of signatures in support of their candidacy to the National Assembly. It was the first time that citizens had presented themselves as candidates with popular support and without the government’s backing; however, the electoral commission did not accept their candidacies.[2]
    Varela Project

    In 1998, together with other members of the Christian Liberation Movement Payá founded the Varela Project and remains its most prominent member. The Varela Project collected more than 10,000 signatures from Cubans on the island to present an appeal to the government for legislative changes via a national referendum. Cuba’s constitution empowers citizens to put to a national referendum any proposal that receives at least 10,000 signatures from registered Cuban citizens. These changes, had they been accepted by the government and approved by popular vote, would have introduced in Cuba freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of press, free elections, the right to operate private businesses, and amnesty for the political prisoners. In 2002, Payá presented in person over 11,000 signatures supporting the Varela Project to the National Assembly, and in 2004 he presented 14,000 additional signatures. However, the National Assembly has ignored this constitutional request.

    YOUTUBE: Dissident: Oswaldo Paya and the Varela Project pt. 1

  9. ANOTHER POLITICAL MURDER BY THE CASTROFASCISTS DISGUISED AS AN “ACCIDENT”!! JUST LIKE THE MURDER OF LADIES IN WHITE LEADER LAURA POLLAN WAS DUE TO AN “INFECTION” OF DENGUE! THE WORLD COMMUNITY WILL NOT BUY THESE SERIES OF DEATHS AS “ACCIDENTS”! TOO MUCH INFORMATION COMING IN AND OUT OF THE ISLAND PRISON OF CUBAN EVEN WITH THE ATTEMPTS OF “LA CHINA” RAUL & “THE MUMMY” FIDEL TO CONTROL IT!

    DIARIO DE CUBA: Opposition leader Oswaldo Paya dies after suffering an “accident” in the province of Granma – 23/07/2012 – 12:31 am.

    MADRID: The leader of the opposition Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) died on Sunday in Granma province when the car he was traveling with three other people had an accident, was confirmed on Twitter Yoandry Fontana, name used by the State Security to act on social networks.

    “Confirmed: Oswaldo Paya Sardinas died today in an unfortunate accident in the province of Granma. Facts are beign investigated,” says the message on Twitter.

    “Carlos Amador the secretary to the bishop Bayamo confirmed the death of Oswaldo Paya,” wrote in the blogger Yoani Sanchez in her twitter account.

    A note posted on the website of Paya said the car he was riding was “rammed”.

    Accompanying the dissident was activist Harold Cepero and “two friends and supporters (foreigners) who are currently hospitalized at the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes in Bayamo”, said the note.

    The opposition bloger Yoandris Guitiérrez resident in Granma, said “the hospital is taken over by military forces.”

    The MCL blamed “the military junta and Cuban President Raul Castro” of what has happened and called it “premeditated aggression.”
    DIARIO DE CUBA: Muere el líder opositor Oswaldo Payá tras sufrir un accidente en Granma – 23-07-2012 – 12:31 am.

    MADRID: El líder del opositor Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL) murió este domingo en la provincia Granma cuando el coche en el que viajaba con otras tres personas sufrió un accidente, confirmó en Twitter Yoandry Fontana, nombre que utiliza la Seguridad del Estado para actuar en las redes sociales.
    “Confirmado: Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas falleció hoy en un lamentable accidente de tránsito en la provincia de Granma. Se investigan hechos”, dice el mensaje en Twitter.

    “Confirma Carlos Amador secretario del obispo de Bayamo el fallecimiento de Oswaldo Payá”, afirmó por su parte en la misma red la bloguera Yoani Sánchez.

    Una nota publicada en el sitio en internet de Payá indicó que el coche en el que viajaba fue “embestido”.

    Acompañaban al disidente el activista Harold Cepero y “dos amigos solidarios (extranjeros) que están en estos momentos ingresados en el Hospital Carlos Manuel de Céspedes”, de Bayamo, indicó la nota.

    El opositor granmense Yoandris Guitiérrez, dijo que “el hospital está tomado por fuerzas militares”.

    El MCL responsabilizó “a la junta militar cubana y al general Raúl Castro” de lo ocurrido y lo calificó “agresión premeditada”.

    http://www.diariodecuba.com/derechos-humanos/12176-muere-el-lider-opositor-oswaldo-paya-tras-sufrir-un-accidente-en-granma

  10. Cuba Libre said: “Welcome to the capitalist way of life Miss Sanchez. As the capitalist octopus spreads his tentacles deeper and deeper in Cuban soil you will see alot more of this going on as the craving for the”great almighty dollar” takes control.”

    C.L.! HOW ABOUT IF THE CASTROFASCISTS PAY THEIR PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE WORTH, GIVE THEM ACCESS TO INFORMATION, INTERNET AND ALLOW THEM TO TRAVEL ABROAD!! BUT I GUESS THESE THINGS ARE TOO BOURGEOIS & “CAPITALISTIC”!!

    Havana-Guide.com: Life in Cuba – Way of Living in Cuba

    The average Cuban salary is about 350-400 Peso Nacional. One Peso Convertible CUC equals 1 USA dollar or 24 Peso Nacional. Some people work for less in shops or museums. There are dentists earning as little as 12 dollars a month. A taxi driver can make more money than a doctor. The pension is between 3 to 8 dollar per month. Among the best paid are the Police, between 2500-3000 Peso Nacional (= 150$ per month)
    Of course this not the whole story, to make an estimate about the cost of the life in Havana you have to take in account the cost of housing, electricity, water, and these costs are in Cuba very low.

    Secondly there are the social benefits, with the ration booklet (the libreta) each Cuban family get a basic ration of staples such as rice, beans, cooking oil, salt, sugar and bread. They also get the following in limited quantities: 1 piece of soap, 1 toothbrush, and 1 tube of toothpaste. Milk is only available for mothers with children below the age of six

    For many families this ration is only sufficient for 15 – 20 days so additional food must be bought. However nobody dies of food shortage, but for a lot of Cubans meat or chicken is a luxury. For elderly people and single mothers the life in Havana can be hard and they have a difficult time to meet ends.

    http://www.havana-guide.com/lifeinhavana.html

  11. EVEN “LA CHINA” RAUL KNOWS THAT CUBA IS A VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY! HE AND HIS BROTHER “THE MUMMY” FIDEL ARE NOT ONLY THE MOST CORRUPT OF ALL BUT THEY ALONE HAVE CREATED A CULTURE OF THEFT AND “ILLEGAL” PRACTICES. THEIR “SERFDOM” APPROACH TO “GOVERNING”, PAYING YOUR CITIZENS A MEAGER SALARY, WORKING THEM TO DEATH, PREVENTING THEM FROM TRAVELING ABROAD AND WITHING CUBAN ALONG WITH OTHER FASCIST PRACTICES HAVE ALL LED TO THIS!

    FOX NEWS LATINO: Raul Castro Defends Cuba’s One-Party System, Corruption Greatest Threat – January 29, 2012

    There’s a bigger threat to Cuba than the United States.

    President Raul Castro delivered a full-throated defense of Cuba’s one-party political system on Sunday, and a sharp warning to Communist Party delegates to fight corruption he said was a greater threat to the revolution than anything the United States could dream up.

    Castro spent a large part of his 40-minute speech warning delegates about the evils of corruption, saying graft was “the principal enemy of the revolution, much more damaging than the multimillion-dollar subversive and interfering programs of the U.S. government and its allies.”

    He said the Interior Ministry was in the midst of several high-profile investigations of graft and other violations, which would become known at the appropriate time.

    “To win the battle against corruption we must first stop it and then liquidate it,” Castro said. “We have warned that within the law, we will be implacable.”

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/01/29/cubas-communists-map-out-party-future/

  12. GREAT STORY AND BACKGROUND ON THE BASEBALL DEFECTIONS OF CUBAN PLAYERS!

    GLOBAL POST: Cuba, out at home – As defectors sign more than $100 million in US contracts, is it time for Cuba to rethink its baseball politics? – Nick Miroff

    Cuban defectors this year have signed more than $100 million in free agent contracts — shattering the old records for Cuban deals and sending dreams of riches through every level of Cuban baseball.

    Instead, forced to choose between a poorly paid amateur career at home and a shot at a life-altering payday abroad, Cuban players continue to resort to defections. They know it’s the best chance they have to take care of their family’s financial needs for life, and test their skills against top competition.

    Communist party officials view the defections as “betrayals,” but ordinary fans on the island grew accustomed to them long ago. They quietly follow the success of Cuban big-league stars like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez and LA Angels slugger Kendry Morales via word of mouth or the internet, even though the players’ names are never again mentioned in Cuba’s state-run sports broadcasts.

    Rumors began circulating in late 2010 that Castro, one of the highest-ranking baseball officials in Cuba and a son of Fidel Castro, had advanced a proposal to allow the island’s “peloteros” to play professionally abroad.

    The players would still represent Cuba in international competitions. But they could spend part of the year and a portion of their careers earning large sums in professional leagues abroad, with taxes on their salaries helping to generate much-needed revenue for Cuba’s baseball leagues back home.

    Excitement about such an arrangement spread as highly regarded Cuban ex-players and personalities seemed to endorse the idea in public, their once-taboo comments appearing in Cuba’s state media.

    Victor Mesa, the manager of Cuba’s national team, was quoted in 2010 questioning the prohibitions on Cubans playing abroad.

    After all, the top stars from ideological ally Venezuela play in the United States and elsewhere during the summer. Then they return home to play in the country’s own winter-league season, just as Cuban stars often did before Castro’s 1959 Revolution and the unyielding turn against professional sports that followed.

    “If other countries can do it, why can’t we?,” Mesa asked. “In the end they’ll just steal the players anyway.”

    Rey Anglada, another former star and Cuban baseball manager, told Cuba’s Prensa Latina: “Times change.”

    The Castro plan that supposedly circulated in 2010 would have been nothing less than a Cuban baseball revolution. But it seemed like an eminently sensible way to stem the constant stream of defections that have become a major drain on the island’s athletic talent, not to mention the players and their families.

    Only the proposal seemed to land in a drawer, and there’s been little talk of it since.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/cuba/120720/cuba-baseball

  13. Corruption is everywhere in the world, especially everywhere in Cuba. In the USA we have medical corruption, but doctors don’t starve their patients to death or perform secret black-market operations in major hospitals.

    Only in Cuba.

  14. Jack Spitz says:”She should join the other fascist gusanos in Miami,”
    How? No exit permit. Do you, Jack Spitz want her to board a raft for the journey.
    Back to subject of article. East Germany hospitals practice same formula. Secret operations. No guarantes, off you go immediately. Want some articles from Swedish papers. Rumors, no, the hospitalised patients live and suffer here in Sweden.
    Jack , publish your email adress and I will send you information.
    Siempre la lucha!

  15. Welcome to the capitalist way of life Miss Sanchez. As the capitalist octopus spreads his tentacles deeper and deeper in Cuban soil you will see alot more of this going on as the craving for the”great almighty dollar” takes control.
    You complain and whine about the strictness of the Revolutionary government and its little tolerance for people who refuse to live by the system, yet here you are complaining and whining about the people who try to trick the system.
    So what do you want exactly??? Do you want the Cuban people to follow Cuban laws, or do you want them to live in a capitalist way of life where people will go to any extreme to make an extra dollar??

  16. How depressing to return from 6 weeks in a Greek island to come home and read the same old ridiculous, hatefilled, angry, pathetic drivel with a thousand exclamation marks from some idi.t who refers to himself in the 3rd person. Damir, go get another life. You’re boring the tits off all of us.

  17. Thank yo for confirming my post from yesterday. Not only the team “yoani” are running out of lies to spread to by now nonexisting audience, they are so confused they don’t know what else they could lie about.

    This post contains NO EVIDENCE to support their criminal and treacherous lies about the Cuban society. It DOES contain, however, all the facts and evidence to what the world already knows and Damir has been reinforcing for years here:

    The life in Cuba is NOT bad (even the copy and paste “genius” confirmed that a number of times, such as the post where a retired lady returned from CANADA because the life in CUBA is G O O D!!!!!)

    See, this post from these pitiful servants of cia confirms the contrary to what the team “yoani” have been saying for years: that there are no well-off people in Cuba and everyone lives WAAAAAY below the poverty lane!!!

    The proof from this very post:

    “But now it’s (the plastic chirurgy) been extended to PEOPLE of both sexes WHO HAVE THE RESOURCES to achieve the body of their dreams.”

    But the gold is to be found between the stu***d attempt by the authors of this post in the name of a cuban traitor, collecting cash from foreign embassies that allows her to live a WELL_OFF life in CUBA, while her beloved “some kind of pragmatic capitalism” is disintegrating with the speed of the light, to blame – imagine the level of this st***ty!!! – SYSTEM for “inequalities” in a medical system when this post is talking about SELF-SELECTED PLASTIC CHIRURGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT ON EARTH BUTT AND BREST IMPLANTS HAVE GOT TO DO WITH MEDICAL SERVICES !!!!!!!?

    Nothing, but the deranged traitor and a terrorist by her own confession, is willing to offer her (see their post about the clitoris earlier this year) to her white “gods” for a handful of worthless dollars (as a Cuban jineteras do, the team “yoani” themselves told us so) signature under this rediculous post!!!

    Look at this part for more laughs at their mental disability and ID**CY. First, this from the team “yoani” in the last para:

    ” ..like the rest of our reality, medicine exists on two planes, in two very different dimensions. One is that of patients who have no resources to offer gifts or payment to doctors, and the other is of those who can pay for the surgery on the spot, in cash.”

    Then the “friendly” translator’s own genius comes to play and shots the above statement right into the eye:

    “ranslator’s note: The Tweet says, “Yesterday, Dr. Fonseca, the director of Calixto Garcia hospital, was led out of it handcuffed to the astonishment of all the personnel present.” Dr. Fonseca and others at the hospital were ARRESTED for ILLEGALY PERFORMING PRIVATE PLASTIC SURGERIES.”

    So the doc holiday of Cuba was arrested for performing ILLEGAL PRIVATE PLASTIC SURGERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In which country of “some kind of pragmatic capitalism” and “some kind of pragmatic democracy” is this contentious on any level, you MO***S!!!!????

    The doctor was using public resources and public hospital for his PRIVATE BENEFIT, and you compare that to the lack of medicine and to blame the government for it!!!???

    I mean, the world already knows well how st***d you are, after all cre***s from cia have to write this rubbish for you because you couldn’t even come up with that, but this just keeps getting better for Castros and worse for you!!!!

    But, alas, what do I expect from those traitors and terrorists who are posting like crazy here and then take down their own site!!!!!!????

    Bunch of chimpanzees. That’s all you are.

    Disagree?

    Go read your own posts again. It probably wont open your eyes, for there’s no brain to process it, but it may delay your next deranged brainwashed id**cy for a day or so…

    Ahhhh…, wouldn’t that be nice?

    : )

  18. My previous comment is awaiting moderation, trying again:

    Straight from the Cuban government’s mouth via Fernando Ravsberg:

    En este mismo momento el director de un importante hospital de la capital y decenas de sus subalternos están presos por montarse “el negocio por cuenta propia” pero con los recursos del Estado, cobrando por servicios que incluían desde abortos hasta cirugía estética.

    I don’t think Castro would spread bad rumors about Cuban doctors. Maybe Castro is a CIA agent?

  19. Jack Spitz, Yoani’s “rumors” are what the Cuban government has already admitted:

    En este mismo momento el director de un importante hospital de la capital y decenas de sus subalternos están presos por montarse “el negocio por cuenta propia” pero con los recursos del Estado, cobrando por servicios que incluían desde abortos hasta cirugía estética.

    That was straight from one of Castro’s favorite journalists, Fernando Ravsberg.

    I thought you and the tin-foil hat gang believed in Castro? Are you accusing the Cuban government of spreading rumors about Cuban corruption?

    You seem to know so much about everything, you must be a Marxist.

  20. Purely gossip. “A “friend” says”. “Rumor has it” More fraud from the U.S. agent who lives quite well off her Pay Pal account. In thousands of junk emails and tweets, agent Yoani never has any data; always gossip, rumor and lies. She should join the other fascist gusanos in Miami, the drug and muder capital of the U.S. because of the Cuban drug lords and terrorist who live there.

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