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Trump puts Cuban doctors in firing line as heat turned up on island economy

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A Cuban medical programme that has helped some of the world’s poorest communities has become the latest target of the Trump administration’s escalating attempts to pressure Havana’s faltering economy. Dubbed “Cuban doctors”, the celebrated – if controversial – humanitarian medical mission was founded more than half a century ago in the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution, in part to enhance the country’s international influence.

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks with his counterparts in Kenya and Somalia about two abducted Cuban doctors

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke with his counterparts in Kenya and Somalia to inquire about efforts underway to ensure the “safe return” to the island of Cuban doctors abducted by terrorists in the border area between the two nations.

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U.S. crusade against Cuban international medical cooperation

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As MINREX warned in a statement released August 29, 2019, the United States government has, since last year, been waging an intense, offensive campaign against the medical collaboration Cuba provides, along with threats of sanctions against Cuban leaders and pressure on recipient states to end such cooperation.

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Ambassadors of love, peace and life

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Our doctors understand that their daily contribution to the quality of life of their own people, and other peoples of the world, is the best way to honor their homeland, the history that has preceded them, and Fidel. Their souls are as clean as their white lab coats. Who could cast doubt? Their generosity knows no borders in an incessant battle for life, regardless of class differences and racial distinctions, asking only for renewed hope in exchange.

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No one can erase Cuba’s loving contribution in Bolivia and Ecuador

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These past few days, doctors lending their services in Bolivia and Ecuador have returned to the homeland, leaving behind their patients, families with few resources, but very grateful to those who treated their ailments, living as neighbors in their communities.

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Second group of Cuban health professionals working in Bolivia welcomed home

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To the joy of the Cuban people, this group of 207 internationalists included four who were arbitrarily detained in Bolivia: Amparo Lourdes García Buchaca, Electromedicine expert; Idalberto Delgado Baró, economist; Ramón Emilio Álvarez Cepero, specialist in Intensive Care and Endocrinology; and Alexander Torres Enriquez, Comprehensive General Medicine specialist.

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Cuba demands the immediate release of four Cuban health workers detained in Bolivia

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During the last few hours, several acting authorities in the Plurinational State of Bolivia have presented the idea that Cuban collaborators are encouraging protests taking place in Bolivia, along with a similar campaign on social media, through accounts of doubtful origin and false profiles, inciting violence against health personnel.In this context, on November 13, four members of the Medical Brigade in El Alto were arrested by the police as they were traveling to their residence with money withdrawn from a bank to pay for basic services and rent for the 107 members of the Brigade Medical in the region

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Cuban Ministry of Public Health withdraws collaborators from Ecuador, while reiterating willingness to continue supporting the country

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The government of the Republic of Ecuador has reported the decision to terminate, and not renew, six collaboration agreements signed with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health. Cuban medical cooperation in Ecuador began in 1992. In June of 2006, a cooperation agreement was signed for the launching of “Operation Miracle,” with the participation of 153 professional collaborators. Through this program 168,543 surgeries were performed, including 4,609 to remove cataracts, and 118,575 for pterygium.In January of 2009, on the occasion of an official visit by then President Rafael Correa Delgado, the Framework Agreement on Cooperation in Health between the two governments was signed.

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Trafficking in persons or how to treat people?

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When most people in Bayamo were still asleep early Sunday morning, September 1, the young doctor Zoila Verdecia left home in her white coat, on the way to one more shift in the emergency room.“I left Samuelito, asleep, out cold. School starts tomorrow, and there’s still a lot to do. Any clothes were fine at the childcare center, but now in preschool, there’s the uniform, the backpack, notebook covers. When I arrive, whatever time it is, I’ll take care of that, but for now it’s the emergency room, the health of the people can’t wait .”

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Trump knows about war, but nothing about solidarity

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President Donald Trump shows no signs of ending his unfounded accusations of Cuba. In a June 20 interview on Telemundo – his first on Spanish language television – he stated, “Do you see what is happening in Venezuela? It’s awful. And do you know who is primarily responsible for the problem? Cuba. They have 25,000 soldiers there.