A government that is allied to Saudi Arabia is not entitled to criticise the human rights record of any other country apart from North Korea. The reverse would also hold.
Certainly, Cuba's medical internationalism is no myth. American attempts to encourage defection from within it have been embarrassingly fruitless.
The lifting of the embargo might indeed devastate Cuba's healthcare system by corporate interests if great care is not taken, but those expecting a mass exodus of highly trained staff to the United States are engaged in sheer wishful thinking.
I have survived only one attempt on my life, and that was by no one in particular. By no one and nothing at all, really. I know that they are regular readers, so I shall say it again: you are no one and nothing at all. The proof is that I am still alive.
Castro, on the other hand, lived to be 90 despite at least 638 attempts by the CIA to kill him. And despite being a heavy smoker.
¡Hasta la victoria, siempre!