Havana, December 6 - The Government of Cuba denounced Thursday that the current U.S. crusade against the international medical collaboration of the Caribbean island is as an infamous and criminal act.
In a statement, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that this attack by Washington will not blur the solidarity and human contribution of the 29,000 health professionals, who currently offer services in 65 nations.
In the text, entitled 'The U.S. crusade against Cuba's international medical cooperation,' the Cuban government pointed out that the U.S. persecution began in Latin America and has forced the cessation of cooperation programs in Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia.
It described the attitude of the U.S. administration as despicable, and assured that Cuban professionals will continue saving lives and seeking health and welfare throughout the world, to the limit of the possibilities of the Caribbean country and wherever its medical services are requested.
The Foreign Ministry recalled that together with the insulting and intense campaign waged since last year against the medical collaboration, Washington is threatening sanctions against Cuban leaders and putting pressure on recipient states to get rid of the health services offered by the island.(RHC)