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Cuba Says Michael Moore Documentary Will Be Good for the Country


Cuba's health ministry says U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore's new movie, "Sicko," will be good publicity for the Cuban health care system.

Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer told reporters in Havana Friday that Moore's movie, screened recently at the Cannes film festival, will show the world the humaneness of the Cuban health care system.

Moore's documentary, scheduled for U.S. release June 29, is about problems in the U.S. health care system. In it, Moore takes three rescue workers from the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks to Cuba for health care, while accusing the United States of failing to respond to their needs.

Cuba's universal health care, the product of a communist government, is considered comparable to those of much wealthier nations.

Moore is under investigation by the U.S. government for possible violation of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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