Cuban ambassador highlights symbolism of medical brigade in Peru

Lima, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Peru Sergio Gonzalez highlighted the symbolism of the arrivals of 85 doctors and other health professionals from his country in Peru, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first Cuban medical brigade here.

‘The arrival of this medical brigade made up of 85 health professionals, including doctors, nurses and technicians, carries a great significance with an extraordinary symbolism, since it took place exactly 50 years after the arrival of the first medical brigade after the 1970 earthquake in Huaraz,’ he said.

The diplomat recalled that the earthquake shocked Peruvian society due to its negative impact, causing a large number of deaths, more than 70,000, and material damage.

Gonzalez noted that subsequently, Cuban medical aid was present every time a catastrophic natural event has occurred in Peru and its presence has been required.

From this, ‘a tradition has been created by which every time an event of this type occurs, Peruvians approach our officials to ask, not if the Cubans will arrive but when the Cubans will arrive,’ he said.

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