Cuba is said to have a very good health care system. WHO and other international statistics seem to bear this out.
However, WHO and other international health care statistics are based solely on the information that the Cuban Government releases. There is no independent verification.
The Cuban Government is, as we know, a Communist Dictatorship. Past experience with these has shown that they are not exactly forthcoming with the numbers that show them in a bad light.
So, to what extent is the \”Cuban wonderful health care story\” simply a matter of the Cuban Government lying through its teeth?
Is there any way of finding out? Is there something like Benford\’s Law we can use? Look at birth and death figures, population, and see whether life spans really are as advertised? Check abortion numbers against infant mortality to see whether the low latter is caused by the high former?