Cuban President Describes Doctors Who Arrived from Brazil As Heroes

Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel described on Thursday as heroes the doctors who worked in Brazil taking care of poor people.

‘Today we will recognize our newly arrived doctors from Brazil. More than doctors, heroes and heroines of dignity who honor Fidel’s legacy,’ the head of state wrote on his social twitter account @DiazCanelB.

Recently, Cuba described as unacceptable the position of the Brazilian President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, who made derogatory references about the Cuban professionals who provided medical services in the most remote and humble areas of Brazil.

In addition, his statements questioned the quality and preparation of the Cuban doctors.

In the five years of the More Doctors program, an initiative created in 2013 by the then Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, about 20,000 Cuban employees served 113 million people in more than 3,600 municipalities.

‘Far from their family, they stayed to smile back at an old man or a boy. For their altruistic and noble work they deserve respect,’ the head of State affirmed.

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