A prominent Cuban neurosurgeon said on Friday she had received permission to leave Cuba, 15 years after breaking ranks with former leader Fidel Castro over the communist-ruled nation's healthcare system.
... Molina, who founded Havana's prestigious International Center for Neurological Rehabilitation (Ciren), was elected to the Cuban parliament in 1993.But she fell out with Fidel Castro and quit the party in 1994 after asserting that Cuba was eroding its principle of free, quality healthcare for all by selling medical services to foreigners to meet its pressing needs for foreign currency.
... In the prologue to a book last year, he [CASTRO] said Molina's case provided "excellent material for imperialist blackmail against Cuba."
Cuban authorities consider dissidents to be mercenaries working for the United States, which has openly supported opposition to Cuba's government.
CUBAN HEALTHCARE SUCKS.
BUT EVEN IF IT WAS GREAT FOR EVERYBODY, IT WOULD NOT BE WORTH LIVING UNDER TYRANNY.
AFTER ALL: THE USSR GAVE ALL OF IT'S CITIZENS FREE HEALTHCARE - EVEN IN THE GULAG.