Thousands of people across Britain and beyond have called for the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to Cuba’s International Medical Brigades for their heroic acts of solidarity in combating Covid-19 across the world.Sigue leyendo
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British newspaper MORNING STAR highlights Cuba’s international cooperation in the fight against Covid-19. “When it comes to international cooperation, Cuba shows the way”, Paula Barker MP said.(Photo+Video)
Photo from internet. Cuban Medical Brigade Henry Reeve.
From: Morning Star.
By: Paula Barker MP.
While the world is suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, it has been truly inspirational to watch how the small island of Cuba has used its experience and professionalism to assist other countries in the fight against Covid-19.
The virus affects people regardless of their nationality, and Cuba has shown just how countries that are able can help those who need assistance.
Photo from Internet/Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It. Could you please explain why you wrote it.
We are in the middle of a pandemic where the United States has the worst example of how to deal with this. It’s spreading. We don’t have a public healthcare system that’s capable of dealing with this in a unified fashion. And yet 90 miles from Florida is a tiny island that has been able to deal with the pandemic, cut it way down.
Carlos Lazo and Cuban residents in the U.S. arrive at the White House to demand an end to the blockade.
After riding more than 5,000 kilometers on a bicycle for almost a month, Cuban American teacher Carlos Lazo and a group of Cubans living in the United States arrived at Washington D.C. to the demand the lifting of the U.S. Blockade.
Washington threatens countries for receiving medical aid from Cuba. Cuban humanitarianism deserves admiration and respect, not sanctions and smears.
One of the most astonishing expressions of reactionary “Trumpite” politics during the global coronavirus crisis took place recently when three hard-right Republican senators — Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio — introduced a Bill which calls for sanctions against countries which work with Cuban medical brigades.
Amazingly, it also seeks to classify Cuban medical brigades as victims of human trafficking.
“The solidarity built by Cuban internationalism is the kind of expression needed in communities everywhere,” noted renowned American actor Danny Glover as he addressed the Caribbean island’s medical collaboration.
In a web conference organized by the Cuban solidarity networks in the United States and Canada, the artist pointed out that the response given by Cuba to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the sending of medical brigades to more than twenty countries, began 60 years ago.
Cuban Henry Reeve Medical Brigade. Photo from Internet.
Cuba’s medical mission has been recommended for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic.
French solidarity organisation Cuba Linda has called for the award to be given to the Cuban Henry Reeve Medical Brigade which has deployed health workers to more than 20 countries affected by the virus.
Ana Teresita Gonzalez, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, on behalf of the Cuban people and government, expressed appreciation for the donation by China of medical supplies to confront the new coronavirus pandemic.
In an exchange at the Foreign Ministry’s headquarters with the Asian nation’s ambassador in Havana, Chen Xi, the two diplomats discussed the close ties of cooperation, aid and collaboration that exist between the two countries.
Cubans residing in the United Kingdom raise funds since this Monday to build artificial ventilators for fighting coronavirus in Cuba.
Cuba can not acquire these artificial ventilators due to the US blockade.