Cubans they don’t own their own blood. The communist dictatorship has been trading with him since the beginning of the revolution. Business that started with sale of forced relocations carried out on political prisoners before their execution in the 1960s continues to this day.
Currently, ostensibly voluntary mass donations are being made under the guise of saving lives. But the reality is that they only serve to replenish the treasury of Castroism. They go almost entirely to the export of plasma and derivative products, which turns out to be large sums of money for the regime. The NGO Archivo Cuba calculates the amount 794 million dollars from 1995 to 2019.
Worst of all, this does not lead to an improvement in the health system and living conditions of the Cuban people. The totalitarian system that has ruled the country since 1959 sucks their blood, thinking only about the good of the elite in power. He is well known on the streets, but Archivo Cuba was responsible for putting black on white and documenting vampiric practices of communismwho exposes his people for 63 years… Death, torture, disappearances, as well as the dark deeds of Castroism.
The question of blood export came to the executive director of Archivo Cuba almost by accident, in 2013. “A Uruguayan journalist from New York said to me: Hey, Uruguay’s trade statistics are out and they say that Cuba’s main export to Uruguay is made up of blood. Mary Werlau The light bulb went on and he started investigating. The task was not an easy one, as he recognized LD, because “statistics from Cuba are unreliable.” “I constantly check and double-check them with sources within the Cuban government itself, and they don’t match,” he says.
Werlau was based on “international trade statistics provided by the United Nations and compiled by an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Harvard project” called “Observatory of Economic Complexity”which confirms that the export of blood and derived products to Cuba is on average $31.8 million per year since 1995. But the sale of human material began in the early years of the Cuban Revolution with a horrific procedure.
Extraction before execution
In 1966, several American media outlets were already reporting complaints related to forced blood draw which was carried out on political prisoners in Cuba and which was registered in Organization of American States (OAS). In fact, the report of this organization, dated August of the same year, contained a partial confirmation of this point, based mainly on the testimony of several Cubans who had fled the island and diplomatic sources.
April 1967 issued by the OAS heartbreaking new report which detailed some of the practices that took place in the Fortaleza de la Cabaña prison in Havana, where, among other things, blood was taken from prisoners. as they headed for their execution “for illegal, mass purposes, to feed the Blood Bank, with which the regime is scandalously negotiating.”
The text says that from 6 am to 6 pm on May 27, 1966, 166 political, military and civilian prisoners were shot after their forced removal. “average 7 pints” blood (about 3.5 liters, out of 5 that are on average in the human body) for each of them, causing cerebral anemia, loss of consciousness and paralysis while they were still alive.
Operations with Vietnam
According to the OAS, Cuba sold blood to Vietnam at a price 50 bucks a pint, back in the 60s. A decade during which it is estimated that tens of thousands of political prisoners were held on the island. Fidel Castro would have recognized this practice on February 6, 1961: “Counter-revolutionaries must not believe that by dying shamefully in front of the wall they will no longer be useful to the Cuban revolution. The blood of these traitors mined before execution to save the lives of many policemen ready to die for the country.” Quote on page 36 of the book. ‘Diary of betrayal: Cuba, 1961’ Leovigildo Ruiz.
The work also refers several times to the sale of blood to Vietnam. January 2, 1966, during the celebration of the seventh anniversary of the victory of the revolution, Commander publicly bragged about his contribution and twinning with the Vietnamese, to whom they “were ready to give not only our sugar, but also our blood, which is worth much more than sugar!“. Words that were picked up by the official press of the time and more recently by the newspaper Granmawhich includes a quote in article about Vietnamese Marxist-Leninist Ho Chi Minh published May 18, 2021. Some of them we can hear at the beginning of the following video:
The communist dictatorship not only forced political prisoners to give their blood to the revolution after Fidel Castro came to power. By this, he also blackmailed the relatives of the prisoners, who had to give your plasma if they want visiting rights. A perverted donation system under duress that brought huge benefits to the regime.
Bad art has been constant throughout the six decades of the dictatorship. Maria Werlau says that “when the revolution came to power, there was already a blood bank in Cuba”, but the collection was minimal. “By October 1962, there were only 8,000 donors on the island.” So “Fidel is using the missile crisis to order the population to donate blood en masse”.
“This is where the control of the extensive campaigns in Cuba by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) begins,” he explains. Over time, there has been a kind of institutionalization of donations. People assumed that they should give their blood if you want to access certain services.
As Werlau explains, “no one, no patient can enter the clinic or access a bed for any minimal surgical procedure without donate at least one blood“The most serious operations require two or three blood donations,” he adds.
On the other hand, given the terrible conditions in which the Cuban people live, what they are being offered in exchange for a donation (sandwich and snack) sometimes this is more than enough for many to queue up for the blood bank’s mobile buses.
This is not for Cubans
On June 14, on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, via his Twitter account, congratulated blood donors “for their human commitment, altruism and contribution.” Regime newspaper Granmatook out the relevant article to highlight the importance of donating blood to save lives.
However, the reality is that blood, when Cubans need it, is usually in short supply. The communist regime constantly conducts blood donation campaigns in schools, universities, factories, etc. “But there is no blood in hospitals”Werlau says, “If there is a need for a blood transfusion, it is problematic to do so.”
“There is a first insult, lie to the population“. The purpose of the plasma is different: “To support the industry.” She claims to have documented at least 11 blood-derived pharmaceutical products that have been exported since 2000 and that, however- “Doctors can’t prescribe because there aren’t enough of them”.
The communist regime has created a framework through which it feeds Cuba’s biotech and pharmaceutical industries to reinforce its image as a “delusional medical power” while at the same time “attracting new financial resources.” In fact, it would allow him to develop “transplant tourism” created by Fidel Castro in the 1980s. and deserves a separate chapter.