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 Taylor Report 
 Libya today, the world tomorrow
 Phil Taylor, Dr. Jorge Balseiro, Zafar Bangash
 Unusual Sources  
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 Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) 
Doctor Jorge Balseiro starts off the program. A Cuban doctor who has been working in Haiti, he was part of the Cuban medical brigade that responded to the earthquake, a story he recounted in a lecture on Monday.

Phil and Dr. Balseiro explore the Cuban medical presence in Haiti, which now constitutes a key sector of aid, and also the economics of recovery. "You almost have to start from nothing, don't you?" Balseiro describes the Bethune-like conditions under which Cuban doctors operate.

In fact, Cuba has evolved a new school of medicine. There, disaster medicine is taken seriously: Cuban students receive a curriculum course in fourth grade.

Next, Zafar Bangash rejoins the program, focusing on the macabre situation in the Middle East.

The newly-elected Tunisian government is celebrated, while Hamas is condemned. Tunisians, comments Phil, are just "tasting democracy." If they choose the 'wrong' government, they will experience indigestion.

Zafar evaluates the (il)legality of the war in Libya, and the controversy surrounding Ghadaffi's death. They highlight how one of the most graft-laden and bankrupt countries in the world, the United States, is now giving advice on nation-building. Freedom isn't free, however, and Libyans are being asked to compensate NATO for "liberating" them.

 Interview with Dr. Jorge Balseiro and Zafar Bangash Download Program Podcast
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00:57:54 English 2011-10-24
 Toronto, Ontario
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