Havana - Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, today thanked the Puebla Group for the defense of health specialists from the island participating in the More Doctors Brazil program.
In his Twitter account, Rodríguez pointed out that this alliance, made up of progressive leaders from Latin America and Europe, denounced the campaign promoted by the United States government against this cooperation and recognized the solidarity of Cuban health collaborators.
Through a letter signed by former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Brazil), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), and Rafael Correa (Ecuador), among other political figures, the organization denounced the 'clear political motivation' for the program's investigation, promoted by the United States and Brazil.
The text indicates that the objective of the administrations of Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro is to attack the Workers' Party of Brazil and the Government of Cuba, 'to benefit the candidate of the North American Republican Party and interfere in the municipal elections of the South American nation.' .
Remember, also, that before the creation of More Doctors in 2013, Brazil had a deficit of tens of thousands of doctors and had only 1.8 per thousand inhabitants.
The document specifies that, through the participation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the agreement with the Brazilian Government, the initiative had broad participation of Cuban doctors and provided basic health care to some 63 million Brazilians.
In the letter, the Puebla Group warns that the campaign creates a serious precedent, which may prevent, in the future, the action of this organization in fundamental international cooperation programs for the health care of the Latin American population.
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