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  1. Considering that there is no scientific basis for any of the accusations about acoustic weapons – only rumor and speculation – my theory has always been that any illness suffered by diplomats at the US Embassy in Havana was more likely a response to a stressful situation. And just as it has been amply demonstrated that when one person yawns, others follow, the news must have spread very quickly within the hermetically sealed Embassy. Another diplomat reported similar effects and was sent home, all expenses paid. Now, add the surprise election of Donald Trump to the presidency, and the fact that on Cuba policy, he was taking advice from a small coterie of well-known, hardcore anti-Cubans. The writing must have been on the wall. I have no special insight as to what the rules are on State Department foreign assignments but I imagine that a request for reassignment would not be fulfilled rapidly, unless for health reasons. So the contagious reports of similar symptoms were probably a combination of social anxiety and self-interest. Whatever his personal political feelings, Jeffrey DeLaurentis was a professional, and he must have realized at some point that the health reports were going to be spun politically and wanted nothing to do with it – hence his rather sudden departure in July, along with those who worked most closely with him and had stayed on at his request. Just a theory, but quite a bit more plausible than anything suggested by the US press whose reaction to this story has been shameful.

    • Dionisio Zaldívar, Phd, professor full time, faculty Pshychology of Havana University

      We agree with you on the possibility of contagion or emotional stress, a situation facilitated by the “social anxiety or self-interest” of the embassy staff, by the particular situation they faced and by the politized treatment of the President Trump towards Cuba.

      • Dionisio Zaldívar, Phd, professor full time, faculty Pshychology of Havana University

        We agree with you on the possibility of contagion or emotional stress, a situation facilitated by the “social anxiety or self-interest” of the embassy staff, by the particular situation they faced and by the politized treatment of the President Trump towards Cuba.

  2. Considero que ninguno de esos sintomas pueden se causados por “ataques acusticos”, pues se verian afectadas muchas mas personas que vivan cerca de las residencias de estos diplomatico. Creo que los ruidos no son selectivos, para que solo se afecten ellos.

  3. Rafael Garcia Cabrera

    The spatial distribution of the “cases” could not be explained by a unique source of sound as the results of the study of the Cuban Specialist had stated. Not a single case was found in the population of the areas surrounding the “affected diplomats”, as should be expected.
    Epidemiologist. Cuban Medical Brigade in Antigua and Barbuda.

  4. Agree with everything that has been said and appreciate the short film produced to review the investigation and conclusions by the Cuban government. It is sad that the US government has chosen to apply additional sanctions at this time and to take action while making its decision based on such limited evidence. In stark contrast, reports in the US of sexual aggression and rape toward women and children, including by individuals who are involved in the leadership of this country, are largely ignored or minimized while thousands remain vulnerable to these attacks in the workplace and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the priorities of the present administration are all wrong.

  5. what happen with the Canadians ???

  6. We, perhaps never faced an administration lacking so much creativity for their tactics. It is gross and vulgar as much as defiant to the international community which is seeing a pretext so badly put together. Not even showing respect as an adversary to refine and take pain in their movements and expecting the world to accept their decisions with extra-territorial repercussions. When they sour the political atmosphere and justified it so grossly they showing they are bullying the rest of the world with total desregard for what we all think or believe.

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