Cuba's Operation Miracle

The Cubans seem to have figured out one trick, the ‘Great Health Care’ trick. The articles below are each an indication of the respect the Cuban model has gained throughout Latin America and the rest of the world unlike countries like the US where the ideology of capitialist greed allows for no alternatives. But taken together they show not only just how much Cuba is doing, but just how much we aren't.

The Cubans are educating thousands of young Latin American doctors on the barter system. They’re trading knowledge for oil, access to classrooms and labratories for food, the Cuban model is dangerous to the corporate health model and the elites know it.

Take 'Operation Miracle' for example. This brainchild of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, this exraordinary humanitarian program, has restored the sight to millions of patients from poor villages and barrios in Central and South America for FREE. Operation Miracle operates in 35 countries and offers free treatment to all at their clinics. No wonder Cuba is considered a terrorist threat in Amerika.

Operation Miracle: Cuban Health Care Gives Sight to the Near Blind for Free
While the US struggles with its health care system, already the costliest in the world both overall and per capita, Cuba is struggling with a different problem, how to open more clinics in more countries to give more people free ophthalmological care so they can see better than before.

Medical know-how boosts Cuba's wealth
Health ministry officials say Cuba's $1.8bn (£1bn) and growing tourism industry will soon be overtaken as the number one foreign exchange earner by biotechnology joint ventures, vaccine exports and the provision of health services to other countries.