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July 29, 2004

No limits to Bush's dis-honesty

Bush (mis)quotes Castro and says: 
The dictator welcomes sex tourism. Here's how he bragged about the industry, said Bush. This is his quote: Cuba has the cleanest and most educated prostitutes in the world and sex tourism is a vital source of hard currency.
Los Angeles Times reports the exact quote from Castro as:
There are prostitutes, but prostitution is not allowed in our country. There are no women forced to sell themselves to a man, to a foreigner, to a tourist.
Yeah, this is another simple example of George Bush's indecency and dishonesty combined with stupidity. To further expose Bush and his internal failures relative to what Cuba, despite the sanctions, has done in last few years, one has to look at Cuba's success in dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic:
Today, Cuba has an HIV infection rate of less than 0.1 per cent, in a region that has one of the fastest growing infection rates in the world. Not only have Cuban authorities virtually eliminated the transmission of the virus through blood transfusion and intravenous drug use, but they have also halted transmissions involving newborns at birth. In April 2003, Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS, declared: "Cuba was one of the first countries to take AIDS seriously as a problem, and provide a comprehensive response combining both prevention and care."
Read the entire article here.

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