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Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

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Cuba’s ability to promote sustainable development was recently recognized by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC. Diane Quarless, director of the organization, commented that Cuba is in the vanguard of economic thought and development efforts in the region.

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Work of Cuban medical brigade in Peru praised

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The officials highlighted the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the 23 Cuban health collaborators who every day treat hundreds of people affected by the natural disaster, which has resulted in the death of 107 persons in different regions across the country.

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Cuban doctors in Peru: A work of altruism

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“We are ready and willing to overcome any adversity,” stated Dr. Ricardo Martínez Llizo, a member of the 23rd Brigade of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, currently providing services in Peru, while speaking to Granma International.

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A promise kept

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When Fidel Castro extended his hand to then Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mari bim Amude Alkatiri, promising that Cuba would help train 1,000 health professionals from that country, free of charge, who would go on to serve their people, Isabel de Jesús Amaral never imagined she would have the opportunity to become

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Cuban Medical Brigade celebrates 18 years in Guatemala

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Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and other professionals continue sharing their love today in all corners of Guatemala, just as they first did 18 years ago.
The dedication of this army of white coats, as Comandante en Jefe Fi­del Cas­tro named them, has earned the affection and respect of many people in this land, as was made clear during the celebration commemorating their arrival in 1998, following Hurricane Mitch.

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WHO praises Cuban medical collaboration in Bolivia

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The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Bo­­livia, Fernando Leanes, noted that the Cuban people should feel proud of the humanitarian work undertaken by their doctors in the Andean nation. Speaking to Prensa Latina during the country’s International Health Fair, this year dedicated to Fidel Castro, Leanes praised Cuba’s contribution to the well-being of other nations.

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Cuban medical cooperation makes positive contribution in the Caribbean

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During this week’s meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, mention will surely be made of the wellbeing and hope which Cuban medical cooperation has brought to peoples of the region.

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Cuban doctors depart for Ecuador to assist quake victims

LA HABANA-PARTIRÁ BRIGADA CUBANA EN AYUDA A LOS DAMNIFICADOS DEL TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR

A Cuban 26-member emergency medical brigade departed for Ecuador on Sunday, as hundreds of other Cuban doctors are in that country assisting the victims of the 7.8 quake that has caused huge human loss and property damage in the coastal zone of that South American nation.

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Good news for the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

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There is no other building as tall as this in Trinidad and Tobago, nor the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean, consisting of a pair of 22-story skyscrapers at a height of 302 feet (92m). Its construction, managed by architecture firm Anthony C. Lewis Partnership, started in 1979 and was completed in 1986. The first tower of the complex houses the country’s Central Bank, while the second is home to the Ministry of Finance.

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Cuban medicine: A humanist vocation

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Dr. Norberto de Jesús Ramos González believes that one reaches the height of humanism when offering medical care to victims of catastrophic events, caused by natural disasters or epidemics. A dentist by profession, he first served as head of the Cuban medical brigade in Equatorial Guinea, Africa; and later in the Caribbean islands of Haiti and Dominica, in addition to previous short periods of work in several other countries.