Jamaica criticizes US actions against Cuban medical brigades

Kingston, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Member of Parliament Morais Guy criticized the US maneuvers against Cuba’s medical brigades, by describing the introduction of a bill in the Senate as absurd.

Guy, a former spokesman for health issues of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP), pointed out on Thursday that Jamaica has had the help by Cuban doctors for more than 40 years and called not to remain silent or intimidated to adopt the political agenda of another country.

The political leader ratified solidarity with the Caribbean nation against the current US position, as an example of Jamaica’s support for the UN condemnation to the Washington-imposed blockade to Cuba since 1962.

He recognized Cuba’s contribution to fight the coronavirus pandemic in countries in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America; meaning solidarity with the Jamaican population from 1970s to the current pandemic crisis.

More than 430 health collaborators, including the group of 138 professionals from the Henry Reeve Brigade, reinforce the Jamaican response to the coronavirus disease, distributed in the four regions and 14 parishes of the nation.

The PNP leader urged all governments of the Caribbean Community to condemn the action taking place within the US Senate. ‘The bill is aimed at criminalizing a genuine humanitarian mission and this is an insult to all sovereign nations.’

The legislative proposal by Republican Senators Rick Scott (Florida), Marco Rubio (Florida) and Ted Cruz (Texas) join to the several actions undertaken to date by the US government to affect Cuba’s medical collaboration, which have tightened since 2018.

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