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Cuba has graduated 170 doctors from the United States

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 2 (ACN) Cuba has graduated 170 doctors from the United States through the project of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 1999.

In exclusive to Cuban News Agency, Zenia Díaz Catalá, director of the general secretariat of the ELAM project, said that since the first graduation in 2005, to date, ELAM have graduated more than 28,500 doctors from 103 countries, free of charge.

Dr. David Floyd, from the 2016-2017 promotion, thanked the Cuban leadership, the Cuban people, the teachers and workers of this noble project, an example of integration between peoples for a more humane world.

For me it has been a wonderful experience, I am impressed on the link between study and work, unlike training in the United States and other nations, stressed the young physician.

In Cuba we are trained by touching the patient, that was the greatest thing, the solidarity; in my country no one helps the other student, here teachers support the preparation with excellent behavior, said Floyd, an African-American, who studied in Cuba for seven years, including the pre-doctor studies.

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No One Can Defeat the People of Hugo Chavez

By Carlos Aznarez on July 30, 2017

I am writing this article from my guts and with all the objectivity that this particular time demands due to the current period that the continent finds itself in. I am also very moved by this new demonstration of wisdom, courage and enthusiasm that the Bolivarian people has just given to the continent.

The enemies of peace in recent months have tried everything to avoid the arrival of this amazing day in Venezuela. Is there any type of murder and terror that the opposition did not try to generate?  An opposition that today has been crushed by tons of votes from those who they were trying to paralyze in their homes to prevent them from coming out to fulfill the historical mandate to defeat them.

They resorted to absolutely everything – from killing through starving people with food shortages, to stopping the availability of basic medicines for the elderly and children, all to bring chivismo to its knees. In the districts and humble communities, in every city long lines of people could be seen, desperate  to get milk, flour or even toilet paper, meanwhile in the affluent neighborhoods in the Eastern towns they flaunted all their surplus of these items boasting they had more than what they needed. Criminals!!

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Caracas Responds to Three Months of Violence with a Vote Devoted to Peace

July 30, 2017

As it was in every corner of the country, many people from Caracas woke up early this Sunday. The reason: to exercise their right to vote in the midst of a situation of violence that today led, the people of Caracas, to devote their vote to that long-awaited peace demanded by Venezuelans. Over 8 million people voted in the country.

That was the message that some voters, interviewed by the Venezuelan News Agency team, gave during a trip of several voting centers located in Parque Central, San Agustin and Bellas Artes, Caracas.

Young people, adults, seniors and street vendors were seen in the middle of the coverage –under a burning sun– that did not tarnish the day of citizenship present in the streets of the capital city.

There was an atmosphere of joy and patriotic love in part of the route, where young people like Gabriela Benitez, 24, were committed to the need for development of the country, which requires the support of all sectors.

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In Cuba Health Care is a Human Right. Why not in the U.S.?

ELAM Students May, 2008

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Join Us in Washington DC, the 3rd Days of Action Against the Blockade 9/11-16, 2017

A six-year-old Cuban girl named Naomi was battling brain cancer and desperately needed a U.S.-patented drug called Temozolomide. She couldn’t get it, Sacha Llorenti, Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations, told a recent meeting of the General Assembly because American authorities refused to allow the medicine to be exported to Cuba. Why? Because the United States government has maintained an economic blockade – including of vital medicines – against the Cuban people for more than 50 years.
Meanwhile, Judy Ingels, a 74-year-old California woman with stage four lung cancer had to sneak into Cuba last spring in violation of American travel restrictions in order to recieve her first injections of Cimavax, a promising and widely prescribed Cuban-developed drug that could help prolong her life for months, even years. Why?

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