Feb 18, 2022 • 52M

Rania Khalek Debunks Anti-Cuba Propaganda

How Cuba schools the US on healthcare and democracy

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Breakthrough News’ Rania Khalek recounts her horrifying travel nightmare:

“So I went to Cuba and it was terrifying… just like Marco Rubio said.”

Then she laughs and proceeds to share an enlightening and inspiring story of a country perpetually beat down by the US that still continues to survive. Seeing the stellar healthcare, education, and public safety of a poorer nation only underscores that we’re doing something wrong here.

She explains:

“When you see how this poor country, which is poor because of the US, spends all of its revenue providing medical care and education for everybody, it really tells you something about the US system.

I walked around all of Havana and not one person begged for money. That was astounding to me after being in New York.

Plus, Rania, who’s currently based in Beirut, gives her on-the-scene takes on Syria, ISIS, and Ukraine mania. Subscribe now to hear it all.

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