Call in Bolivia for the return of the Cuban medical brigade

Call in Bolivia for the return of the Cuban medical brigade

La Paz, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba today called for the return of the island’s medical brigade, which left the country as a result of the 2019 coup.

The solidarity group recalls in a statement that the South American nation is going through a health crisis in relation to Covid-19, largely the result of the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez, which it describes as ‘terrible.’

Faced with this scenario, they point out in the document that the return of the Cuban medical brigade is of national interest, ‘which during the 13 years of presence in the Plurinational State always supported and collaborated with the most vulnerable population with limited resources.’

The movement also calls for the return to Cuba of all its belongings in Bolivian territory, especially local ones such as the so-called Collaborator’s Clinic, intervened by the coup government in violation of international laws.

Likewise, the organization defends the right of graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) to practice their profession, most of them away from their positions for political reasons.

Dozens of Bolivian doctors were trained in that house of higher studies based in Cuba, and its subsidiary in Venezuela, and their work stands out for a high professional level, humanism and sense of duty.

On the other hand, the Bolivian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba demands the immediate release of all political prisoners who were victims of the 2019 coup and the unconstitutional successor of Áñez.

They specifically ask for the release of Carlos de la Rocha, detained since January and who served as the national coordinator of the health program of the government of former President Evo Morales.

The communiqué also demands justice for the victims of repressive acts such as the Senkata and Sacaba massacres, and that the promoters, organizers and executors of last year’s coup be brought to justice.

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