Rafael Correa. Photo: cubadebate.cu
Rafael Correa. Photo: cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — After returning from a visit to Cuba, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa announced Saturday that he hopes to bring 1,000 Cuban physicians with different specialties to Ecuador, reported El Universo online.

Correa met with both Raul and Fidel Castro while on the island. His announcement came on his weekly radio program from Quito where he said the cost would be US $30 million a year, averaging US $30,000 per doctor.

Correa said the idea is to provide general family medical service in the neighborhoods, sounding similar to the Barrio Adentro program that is partially staffed by Cuban doctors in Venezuela.

He said “there is a lot to learn from Cuba’s medical system”, noted El Universo.

While in Cuba, Correa visited projects supported by Ecuador to build homes destroyed in Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“We also need homes (in Ecuador) and we are going to build them, but there is always room for solidarity”, said Correa.

29 thoughts on “Correa Wants 1,000 Cuban Doctors to Work in Ecuador

  • Now you know how I “feel”? I never wrote I was an authority or expert on Ecuador. I have expressed my opinion, which, by the way is shared by quite a few people. Likewise, you “feel” you know more about the US than I do? Hahaha!

  • “Reread my comments. I never said I was an authority.”

    No, you just feel qualified to call an entire electorate fools for not voting the way you would. You just feel you have the solutions Ecuador needs and the Ecuadorian voters are just too stupid to see reality.

    “Just like you are
    no expert with regards to my country.”

    I have a feeling I know even more about your country than you do. You are clearly not a “learner”. You’re one of those delusional sociopaths who start with a conclusion then use lies to make it seem plausible.

    “But the crowd I hung out with was
    well-informed and just because they seemed well-off by Ecuadoran
    standards doesn’t make them bad people.”

    You consider yourself well informed when you clearly all you know is demonstrably false propaganda so your assessment that the people you were with are well informed is meaningless.

    “No, I am not high, but you need
    to drink less coffee. You are too keyed up.”

    In other words, you can’t debate me on facts so you’ve fallen back on your amateur psychological assessment over the internet. You lose. I’m sure you’re used to that. You’ve convinced nobody readers of your position and only revealed yourself to be a fraud. You have my permission to get the last word and go away now.

  • “Libel laws in the UK are designed to protect private citizens. Not the
    Prime Minister.”

    So you know even less about UK libel laws than you do about Ecuadorian libel laws.

    “Unlike Correa, when bad things are said about Cameron,
    he lets it go.”

    No UK newspaper would dare falsely accuse the president of war crimes with out so much as a single piece of evidence or testimony because they know the legal consequences.

    “He does not threaten to put people in jail”

    Dozens of people are jailed every year under UK libel laws and tens of millions of dollars in fines are issued. In fact, you don’t even have to be in or from the UK to be subjected to their libel laws. Anything published in the UK or even seen over a web site is actionable. People from all around the world are sued under the UK’s laws every year even though they’ve never been to the UK. Again, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    “Compulsory
    voting, like any thing humans do because they are forced to do it can
    lead to distortions.”

    Voter apathy has certainly led your country to some serious distortions.

    “People who don’t care enough to vote because they
    want to and only do so because they have to may cast a less than
    well-informed vote.”

    Do you have a single shred of evidence that this is the case or is the rest of the world supposed to write their legislation according to your own uninformed predictions?

    “Common sense.”

    i.e., whatever preconceived notion you already held.

    “The US is the oldest CONTINUING
    democracy. Iceland formally became an independent republic as recent as
    1944.”

    You’re moving the goalposts. You said continuing democracy, not independent republic.

    “Check your facts again.”

    They aren’t my facts. They’re THE facts.

    “Never said I was an expert on Ecuador.”

    No, you just tried to invalidate my own position on the question “have you ever been to Ecuador?”

    “Your reading comprehension is lacking here.”

    No, your writing skills are lacking.

    “I guess you are saying
    Venezuela is better off now.”

    So is every economic indicator.

    “Most Venezuelans disagree with you.”

    Then why did most Venezuelans vote for Maduro and then why did they vote for his party by a 10-percent margin in last Decembers elections?

    “But I
    guess you know better than they do.”

    Apparently you know better than voters everywhere who make choices you wouldn’t.

    “Comparing Ecuador to the US is a
    poor choice.”

    Depends on the comparison, but you’re trying to change the subject again.

    “Tiny South American country in comparison to the most
    powerful republic in the history of the world.”

    You’ll be carrying golf bags for the Chinese in less than a generation.

    “Nothing to compare.”

    Because we all know how US sociology, physiology, biology, and even physics for that matter are completely different.

    “Claiming that you know I don’t speak Spanish is stupid.”

    Claiming you can when you know you don’t is psychotic.

    “Nothing against
    the Ecuadoran people except I hope they are all not like you.”

    According to the latest polls, 82% are like me. You represent the 18%. Congratulations.

    “Its your
    wannabe dictator who bugs me. Not really though because what does
    Ecuador matter to anybody anywhere anyway?”

    Exactly. Why does it matter? Why has your government spent so much money trying to overturn the will of the electorate? For that matter, why do you keep responding?

    “The power of the US to
    influence world matters has its ebbs and flows. Tuesday, Obama will
    speak to the General Assembly. More people will pay attention to his
    speech than other world leader.”

    Wow. Congratulations. I’m sure you personally had a lot to do with that.

    “World markets will be affected by every
    word out of his mouth.”

    You do realize you sound like a sociopath right now, right?

    “That kind of power to change the planet must
    drive a hater like you nuts.”

    And there we have the gringo copout. Anyone you can’t convince of your morally corrupt philosophy is a hater.

    “Especially when your President can barely
    get Ecuador to listen to his speeches.”

    How many have you been to?

    “By the way, I noticed that you
    didn’t refute any of my country’s #1 rankings. It must suck to live in a
    country that could disappear entirely from the planet and no one would
    notice.”

    How would you know? You’ve never been here.

    But again, you’ve given up trying to argue the merits and resorted to silly insults that have no effect because they aren’t founded in reality. It must be sad to be a nobody who has never accomplished anything. It explains why you argue with people on the internet. People in your real life already know you’re a fraud so you try to reinvent yourself here. Que baboso.

  • OK, now you are just being stupid. Libel laws in the UK are designed to protect private citizens. Not the Prime Minister. Unlike Correa, when bad things are said about Cameron, he lets it go. He does not threaten to put people in jail. Compulsory voting, like any thing humans do because they are forced to do it can lead to distortions. People who don’t care enough to vote because they want to and only do so because they have to may cast a less than well-informed vote. Common sense. The US is the oldest CONTINUING democracy. Iceland has been conquered and governed by occupying forces several times in the last 250 years. Check your facts again. Never said I was an expert on Ecuador. Your reading comprehension is lacking here. I guess you are saying Venezuela is better off now. Most Venezuelans disagree with you. But I guess you know better than they do. Comparing Ecuador to the US is a poor choice. Tiny South American country in comparison to the most powerful republic in the history of the world. Nothing to compare. Claiming that you know I don’t speak Spanish is stupid. Nothing against the Ecuadoran people except I hope they are all not like you. Its your wannabe dictator who bugs me. Not really though because what does Ecuador matter to anybody anywhere anyway? The power of the US to influence world matters has its ebbs and flows. Wednesday, Obama will speak to the General Assembly. More people will pay attention to his speech than other world leader. World markets will be affected by every word out of his mouth. That kind of power to change the planet must drive a hater like you nuts. Especially when your President can barely get Ecuador to listen to his speeches. By the way, I noticed that you didn’t refute any of my country’s #1 rankings. It must suck to live in a country that could disappear entirely from the planet and no one would notice.

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