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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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Unicef praises recovery efforts

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On February 22, Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew.

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Cuba, a beacon of social justice

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WE Chileans have stood in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution since its triumph, on January 1, 1959, stated Leandro Lanfranco Leverton, director of the national commission responsible for organizing Cuba solidarity brigades from his country.

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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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A young Cuban of our times

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My conversation with Dr. Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca was a pleasant one. His commitment to helping create a better world place him on the front line of important battles and show that young Cubans also have the chance to help build the Revolution. In this regard he notes, “I chose to become a doctor to help people. My parents had other jobs and ever since I was a young boy I have felt admiration for these people in white coats, who lovingly care for the sick.”

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Solidarity organization harassed for its work in Cuba

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Repression is how Manolo de los Santos, representing the U.S.-based Inter-Religious Foundation for Community Organizing (IFCO), described recent threats by the Internal Revenue System (IRS) to revoke the group’s tax-exempt status as a humanitarian organization.

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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 search and rescue team returns from Ecuador

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The search and rescue brigade which left for Ecuador following the earthquake which hit the country’s northern coast on April 16, returned to Cuba on the evening of April 27. The brigade members were received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by Marcia Cobas, a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy minister of Public Health, as well as Brigade General and Interior Minister (Minint), José Luis Mesa Silva.

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Cuba treats 800 children from Chernobyl

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The island was one of the first nations to respond to the tragedy and offer help in the form of rehabilitation treatment to those affected, the majority children. Cuban doctor Julio Medina, coordinator of the program, reported that to date the Cuban government has provided treatment to some 24,000 children.