This is the time to end once and for all the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba

Days of Action Against the Blockade: More Endorsements, More Actions

 UPDATE ON THE DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE BLOCKADE, 2017

NEW ENDORSERS
The New York State Nurses’ Association – the state’s largest professional association for registered nurses with a membership of 40,000 – has added its voice to the growing chorus of American health professionals who have endorsed this year’s Days of Action Against the Blockade (September 11-16) in Washington, DC.

This year’s focus is healthcare, and we have scheduled a week of activities  to bring attention to issues like:

Why healthcare is a basic human rights for all Cubans but still a pay-for-it privilege for Americans;

How we can make life-saving, Cuban-developed medicines available to Americans, and needed American drugs and health technology available to Cubans by putting an end to a failed, more-than-55-year-old blockade; and

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Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Endorses Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Endorses “Days of Action Against the Blockade”

Photo: Bill Hackwell

UPDATE ON THE DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE BLOCKADE, 2017

Momentum is building for next month’s “Days of Action Against the Blockade” with the announcement last week that National Nurses United – the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, with more than 150,000 members – has endorsed our campaign.

U.S. ELAM GRADUATES TO JOIN US IN WASHINGTON DC

Five American graduates of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) have also agreed to join invited Cuban health professionals in Washington September 11-16, 2017, to raise awareness about the U.S. blockade of Cuba, which has long endangered the lives of Cubans and Americans.

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A family’s missions

By Alina Perera Robbio on August 11, 2017

Every member readily entrusts their lives to the protection of their compatriots. From left to right: Alberto Ortiz, Sandier Pérez, Milaidis Auty, Yanara Guirola, Roberto Aguilera, and Alexis Ginarte. Photo: Alina Perera Robbio

Defined by their resistance and hope, six Cuban professionals at a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center share their experiences of working in Venezuela

Every member readily entrusts their lives to the protection of their compatriots. From left to right: Alberto Ortiz, Sandier Pérez, Milaidis Auty, Yanara Guirola, Roberto Aguilera, and Alexis Ginarte. Photo: Alina Perera Robbio
Yaracuí, Venezuela.– 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.

Each one I meet has important stories to tell.

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A beacon of fraternity, solidarity and collectivity

By Nuria Barbosa León on August 8, 2017

To the left: Claudia A. Tavares Olivera, from Cape Verde, and Rasha Khalil, from Jordan,  Photo: Manuel Correa

To offer health and hope around the world is among the missions of the more than 28,500 doctors from 103 countries who have graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which this year held its 13th graduation.

This beautiful project of fraternity, solidarity, and justice was founded in 1998 on the initiative of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. According to the most recent graduates, interviewed by Granma International, they have been imbued with a spirit of collectivity, humanism, and scientific rigor.

Narciso Paucca Cancho, from Ayacucho, Peru, emphasized the efforts of the school’s teachers, who gave their time to help students overcome any difficulties. “In the moments on duty and in consultation, they teach us to draw on emotional strengths to provide encouragement to patients and to know how to respond with hope to those who are in the terminal phase of an illness.”

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