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Brazil: The dangers of being young and Black

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Brazil was the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery (1888). The Black and mixed-race population represents more than half of the country’s inhabitants, 55.8% of the total, according to statistics from the National Household Sample Census (PNAD), of 2018, but it is also the most vulnerable portion, earning the least and facing the most unemployment, those with the least access to education and health, with lower salaries, even when they have the same level of education as others.

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Nothing will silence Lula

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Cuban President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez expressed his support, yesterday April 7, for the demand that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva be freed, one year after his unjust imprisonment, tweeting, “We demand freedom for Lula.”

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Only global support and solidarity can secure Lula’s release

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There are, from the legal point of view, recourses that can be used to secure Lula’s release, but international pressure is needed. “It is necessary that the honest people of the world demand an end to this injustice,” stated Luiz Eduardo Greenhalgh, lawyer of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in a meeting held in José Garcerán Hall of the University of Havana’s Law School.

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Cuban President praises Cuban doctors who returned from Brazil

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“You are a symbol of the country that trained you,” stated President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at an act to honor doctors who returned to Cuba after the island’s withdrawal from Brazil’s More Doctors program.

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Questions and answers about the end of Cuban participation in Brazil’s More Doctors program

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Behind us now are the first days of December, marked by the return of Cuban medical professionals working as part of Brazil’s More Doctors program.

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New Group of Doctors who Served in Brazil Arrives in Cuba

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An aircraft with 203 Cuban health collaborators landed today in Havana, as Cuba continues to bring back her physicians who worked in the Mas Medicos program in Brazil.

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More than 400 Doctors from Brazil Arrive in Cuba

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Another group of 415 Cuban doctors who worked on the More Doctors for Brazil program arrived on the island on Saturday, after Cuba decided not to continue participating in that initiative due to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro”s hostile actions.

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Over 5,000 Doctors Worked in Brazilian Poor Areas Already in Cuba

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With the arrival this Friday of about 410 Cuban health professionals who collaborated in Brazil”s More Doctors program, more than 5,000 have returned to the island after caring for poor and intricate communities.

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Thank you, Cuban doctors. See you soon

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About 40 years ago, in 1977, I was doing a piece in Africa, on the Mauritanian border, on the way to the Sahrawi Republic, and during one of the stops in a village next to a small oasis, I heard a group of people talking. At a spring in the village comparable to a Brazilian favela, I heard people who spoke Spanish and approached with my Arab guide. I saw that they were dressed in white and I asked them if they were doctors and they responded: “Yes, we are doctors, Cuban doctors.”

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More than doctors, a family

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December 3, 2016, general practitioner Dr. Rosa María Salazar Gutiérrez left for Brazil as part of the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program. She had undertaken three previous missions in Honduras, Venezuela and Guatemala. In total, she had 11 years of internationalist experience and a professional career spanning 32 years.