President Diaz-Canel Highlights Work of Cuban Doctors in Brazil

Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted on Saturday the efforts of Cuban doctors in Brazil through a message shared on his official Twitter account, @DiazCanelB.

‘Dignity can also be pictured. Our doctors travel with it where the people’ enemies cannot reach. Thank you for the example. #We are Cuba’, wrote the president, who attached images of Cuban doctors fulfilling their tasks in poor and humble areas of Brazil.

This Friday Diaz-Canel also referred on Twitter to the commitment of the Cuban doctors to the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.

‘Our doctors returning to Cuba with dignity. They are faithful to the legacy of the Commander in Chief. Principles are not negotiated, they are defended’ ,he tweet.

The president wrote his message as part of a world tweet called by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples in honor of Fidel Castro, a few days before the second anniversary of his death.

He also did so in response to the decision announced on Wednesday by Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health to not continue its participation in Brazil’s More Doctors program, due to conditions and threats regarding the presence of Cuban doctors in that country made by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Cuba considers as unacceptable the position of Bolsonaro, who made derogatory references about professionals who have worked in the most intricate and humble areas of the South American nation.

During the five years of the More Doctors program, an initiative created in August 2013 by then-Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, nearly 20,000 Cuban collaborators treated 113 million people in more than 3,600 municipalities.

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