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US pressures countries to reject Cuban aid during coronavirus pandemic

US pressures countries to reject Cuban aid during coronavirus pandemic

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  1. Please stop helping each other during a global pandemic because ^(squints) it makes it hard on the political games governments play at the expense of the people.

  2. Remeber like 4 years ago when we were starting to kinda get over the whole Cuba thing and worked on getting an actual relationship going with them

    Then the new regime came in and just started erasing anything Obama did good or bad.

  3. What an insecure. country

  4. Why have successive US presidents been so absolutely useless over Cuba? The Reds aren’t under the bed anymore. You lost the wars trying to fight the dreaded communist expansion. You couldn’t even invade Cuba properly, despite overwhelming power.

    Why would you not seek a better relationship with a nation who could be of great benefit?

  5. The president doesn’t want to help his own country, so he’s going to try to make sure Cuba can’t help anyone else! Wait, what? Yeah, makes sense in Trump’s head.

  6. While at the same time requesting foreign doctors apply for US visas

    :thinking:

  7. The Government does not speak for me. As an American I say, Fuck this!

  8. Is the US going to provide that aid instead?

  9. Fucking unbelievable. This isn’t a game, people need help desperately and the United States government has completely screwed us with lack of preparation. The least they could do is allow some aid from Cuba.

  10. Utter shit. Absolutely embarrassing.

  11. Well if you can’t improve your own numbers, you can certainly try to make everyone else miserable, then you don’t stand out so much.

  12. Sometimes I really hate my government.

  13. Cuba, offering a hand? America, “sorry, no handshakes at this time”.

  14. Don’t accept help from Cuba, but our president sends a letter to North Korea offer support. This country is just done

  15. It’s official. There are literal children running our goverments.

  16. Donald Trump must be the most insecure lil bitch that ever existed!

    He can’t help America or other countries so now he’s being childish and makes sure no one takes Cuba’s help ?

    I’ve lived there for a few years, the most gentle people!
    Although the ones I hang around with.

    I feel so bad for everyone in America right now…
    I’m still having mixed feelings about this…

    I mean ? Wtf happened to all the Trump supporters ? Trump is literally letting the Americans die because he’s so uptight he denied the virus existed for 3 full months ?

    How are the trump supporters even feeling about this actually ? They see their families dying because their elected president they’ve helped get elected and put on the chair as the president of America…

    How are they actually feeling about this ? I mean ? What must be going thru their minds now ?

  17. US could do with some Cuban aid now

  18. Douchelord with the attack.

  19. This isn’t the time to be petty, all hands should be on deck to help tackle this crisis. If this is true then shame on the US government.

  20. In a couple weeks(maybe even next week), we’re gonna need all the help we can get.

  21. Assclowns in action again eh?

  22. Shut up USA we are done with you too.

  23. We all complain that China has a weak ego for pressuring people not to call it “Wuhan Coronavirus” but then the US does shit like this. More insecure than a 7th grade bully.

  24. This is China level bullying. They’re different sides of the very same coin.

  25. Misleading headline.

    Only Brazil has been stupid enough to listen to Trumps goons. Everyone else has had a good brain on their shoulders

  26. Racism and petty bullshit is the American past time under Donald Trump

  27. So ashamed of my president.

  28. America bullying the world, water is also wet.

  29. To be clear, this has nothing to do with the Cuban doctors themselves. It’s the exploitative and abusive practices the Cuban government imposes on the doctors required to go on the international medical missions that the UN Human Rights Council and State Department have had issue with. This has been an issue for more than 20 years.

    It’s not discrediting the doctors in any way. The doctors are forbidden to leave their foreign mission post, their passports are confiscated by Cuban authorities. They often attempt to defect and seek asylum in neighboring countries.

    Here is some information about the issue if people are interested in learning about it:

    * [Jan. 2020 – United Nations Accuses Cuban Medical Missions Abroad Of Slavery And Forced Labour](https://www.prisonersdefenders.org/2020/01/08/united-nations-accuses-cuban-medical-missions-abroad-of-slavery-and-forced-labour/)
    * [Jan. 2020 – (Spanish PDF) Link To The United Nations Condemnatory Report To Cuba Because Of The Internationalization Missions – United Nations Human Rights Council](https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=24868)
    * [May. 2019 – The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas – BBC](https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48214513)
    * [Feb. 2014 – Cuban doctor defects in Brazil over pay, seeks asylum – Reuters](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-cuba-defection-idUSBREA1426920140205)
    * [Mar. 2018 – Cuban physicians still abandoning missions abroad despite end to U.S. parole program – Miami Herald](https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article204678329.html)
    * [Sep. 2017 – Cuban Doctors Revolt: ‘You Get Tired of Being a Slave’ – NY Times](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/world/americas/brazil-cuban-doctors-revolt.html)
    * [Mar. 2015 – Cuban Gov. Threatens “Its” Doctors with Family in Brazil](https://havanatimes.org/news/cuban-gov-threatens-its-doctors-with-family-in-brazil/)
    * [Feb. 2017 – Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia – NBC News](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/cuban-doctors-stranded-can-t-travel-us-cuba-or-stay-n720491)
    * [Nov. 2019 – Cuba’s secret deal with Qatar to take up to 90% of doctors’ wages – The Guardian](https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/nov/08/cuba-secret-deal-to-monetise-medics-working-in-qatar)
    * [Aug. 2017 – The Dark Side of Cuba’s Health System: Free Speech, Rights of Patients and Labor Rights of Physicians – Medical Internationalism or Human Trafficking?](https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2018.1446275#_i5)

    EDIT:

    Below is some summary information from the UN Human Rights Council’s most recent report in Jan. 2020.

    Based on direct testimony from 46 doctors with experience of overseas medical missions, plus public-source information from statements by 64 other medics:

    * 89% said they had no prior knowledge of where they would be posted within a particular country
    * 41% said their passport was removed from them by a Cuban official on arrival in the host country
    * 91% said they were watched over by Cuban security officials while on their mission, and the same percentage reported being asked to pass on information about colleagues to security officials
    * 57% said they did not volunteer to join a mission, but felt obliged to do so, while 39% said they felt strongly pressured to serve abroad.

    Since 2006, the United States has granted asylum to more than 7,000 Cuban medical workers after fleeing their international posts. 1,663 in 2015 alone. Many more thousands have been granted asylum in UK, EU member countries, and several South American countries. [Reuters, 2016](https://www.reuters.com/article/cuba-usa-doctors-idUSL1N14S1LY20160108)

  30. in 3.5 years the US, TRUMP Government has become pure scuumbags!

  31. Wow USA really hates healthcare. They go to all these lengths to deny it for their own citizens, and now they start denying it to other countries as well.

  32. Terrorist America at it again, literally were threatening the ICC to not continue charging them for war crimes this week

  33. America is showing itself to be by far the most evil regime during this crisis.

  34. i don’t doubt the usa might have this as an official stance but just FYI morningstar is an extraordinarily biased pro communist source and i’m sure would omit facts to support their cause.

  35. Fuck, America. You one big piece of shit.

  36. As an American, FU America!

  37. Telling countries to reject Cuban humanitarian aid on ideological grounds? What a sick joke.

  38. I can’t believe anyone could be so petty, so I ran a search in case this is clickbait journalism, or just fake.

    Turns out, [it’s not](https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/world/cuba-coronavirus-medical-help-intl/index.html). Why on earth would the US be this much of a bastard? If they feel threatened by the Cubans, then win over the other countries ***by offering better help***.

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