You read the title right. Instead of wearing Che Guevara t-shirts and waving Che Guevara flags, these protesters are festively burning images of Che Guevara.
Alas, these “protests” are taking place in Brazil--and aren’t really protests. They’re more like celebrations. Brazil’s Che Guevara-loving and Castro regime-financing President Dilma Rousseff, you see, was recently suspended from office by Brazil’s Congress for rampant corruption and will go on trial and probably be impeached.
Under the former communist-terrorist Rousseff, Brazil was subsidizing Castro’s Cuba to the tune of about $6 billion a year. Sentimental attachment probably played a role in this relationship. Back in the late 1960’s the Castro regime had been among the mentors and financiers of the Brazilian guerrilla (terror) group Revolutionary Armed Vanguard Palmares (VAR Palmares.) As a prominent member of this terrorist group, in 1970 Dilma Rousseff was captured, tried, convicted and jailed.
Naturally the media never refers to Brazil’s financial transactions with Castro’s Cuba as a sentimental subsidy, much less a gift. Instead, they dutifully refer to this enormous cash-flow as an honorarium from Brazil to Cuba for its “doctors.”
Yep. There it is again. Seems you can’t swing a dead cat around the mainstream media without hitting some mention of Cuba’s “free and fabulous healthcare.” In this case the vaunted healthcare was coupled with Cuba’s equally vaunted (and equally bogus) international magnanimity in deploying thousands of her “medical volunteers” to care for indigent peasants in the Brazilian bush and jungle.
Never mind that if an honest reporter actually bothered to investigate Cuba’s “Doctor Diplomacy” he’d quickly call it out for what it is: human trafficking.
The “doctors” themselves have no say whatsoever in where they work, for how long—much less how much they earn. The Brazilian government pays the “doctors” wages straight to their slavemasters, the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called ‘Cuba” by the media and Obama.) Meanwhile, as insurance against the “doctors’” escape while overseas, Castro’s Stalinist regime holds their family hostage in Cuba, never letting them travel, and rarely out of the sight of the ever-vigilant KGB-trained secret police.
Needless to add, in liberal eyes none of the above compares to the horrors perpetrated on “transgenders” in North Carolina. Not even close. So let’s move on.
Now regarding these Cuban “doctors” expertise. Many Brazilians learned the truth the hard way. Perhaps these are some of the very ones burning Che Guevara t-shirts? To wit: “Brazil has wasted $300 million on a Cuban vaccine that is completely ineffective,” wrote Dr. Isaas Raw, director of Sao Paolo’s prestigious Butantan Institute, specializing in biotechnology some years ago.
Yes, unlike most of the “reporters” lauding it, Brazilians got a birds-eye view of Cuba’s vaunted “Doctor Diplomacy.” An April 2005 story from Agence France-Presse titled “96 Cuban Doctors Expelled from Brazil” reported: “Federal Judge Marcelo Bernal ruled in favor of a demand by the Brazilian state of Tocantins’ Consejo Regional de Medicina (Regional Council on Medicine) that Cuban doctors be prohibited from practicing in their state.” Based on the results they’d achieved with Tocantins’ residents, the judge referred to the Cuban doctors as “Witch Doctors and Shamans. We cannot accept doctors who have not proven that they are doctors.”
Some hapless Jamaicans also learned. From the newspaper the Jamaican Gleaner: “Eye Surgery Hopes Dashed; Patients Suffer Complications After Cuba”: “The survey included 200 patients (Jamaicans who traveled to Cuba for eye surgery), and of that group, 49 patients — nearly a quarter — experienced post-surgery complications. According to Dr. Albert Lue, Head of Ophthalmology in Jamaica’s Kingston Public Hospital, the complications causing the patients impaired vision was corneal damage and damage to the iris due to poor surgical technique.”
According to a report by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, more than 75% of “doctors” with Cuban “medical degrees” flunk the exam given by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for licensing in the U.S.
“The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind…Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination!” (Che Guevara, 1961.)
Unlike Che Guevara—to his everlasting regret, no doubt—in 1968 Dilma Rousseff’s terrorist group actually got their hands on an American “hyena.” Their American victim was a particularly gratifying one: West Point grad, Viet-Nam combat hero and father-of-four Captain Charles Chandler, who was still on active duty but stationed in Brazil while studying Portuguese.
The Castro-sponsored Brazilian terrorists ambushed Captain Chandler and murdered him in front of his wife and children. Now here’s a “human-interest” story that might have interested some American readers, don’t you think?
Alas, Obama is very friendly with both Rousseff and—lately—Castro. And the U.S. media is very friendly with Obama. So I’m afraid we’ll have to go to a Brazilian source to read an interview with the murdered U.S. war hero’s son.