Friday, January 23, 2015

The best Cuban slang word

 Escuela de Matasanos

Translated literally, it means “killer of  healthy people.” MD in English. Medical Doctor.

Try to stay away from them as much as possible, and you will be like my grandmother Ia.

She lived to be 102 years old. I never saw her visit a matasano or a hospital.

In hyper-capitalist societies, like the USA, these "doctors" usually work for extremely large corporations. Their favorite activity and hobby: to stick hands in patient's pockets, and grab as much money as possible.

In the 1980's there was a doctors strike in Los Angeles. During that time, the mortality rate went down in the city.

A word to the wise.

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