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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.

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The return of Cuban doctors from Brazil to begin shortly

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The return of Cuban health professionals working in Brazil will begin shortly and should conclude by mid-December, according to authorities at the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) who, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, are ensuring the arrival of all their belongings and transportation from Havana to their homes across the island.

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Cuban solidarity in Haiti

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Cuba responds to recent earthquakes in Haiti, continuing 20 years of medical collaboration. The Cuban medical brigade in Haiti once again provided this people with timely help after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck at 8:11 p.m., October 6, perceptible throughout the country.

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Cuba arrived 20 years ago to support Guatemala

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“IN every Cuban health collaborator is the honor of a people who bravely resisted a genocidal blockade by the United States. In all Cubans, present are the words of Martí and the thinking of Fidel who taught us: All the world’s glory fits inside a kernel of corn. Our glory today is to serve the people of Guatemala and we will be there until the end.”

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Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims

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A day after opening, the Cuban field hospital set up in Ixtepec, Oaxaca state, was filled with people, many of whom were affected by the earthquakes which struck the country this September.

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A family’s missions

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Thousands of books, testament to a venerable work of patience, commitment and courage, could be written from the experiences of every Cuban collaborator working far away from their families, to help people all over the world.