Paris, Apr 29.- The French association Cuba Linda advocated the delivery of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent , deployed in more than 20 countries to combat Covid-19.
According to the organization founded in 1998 to promote friendship ties with the Island, the press cannot hide a gesture that causes surprise to many in Europe, but it is very familiar in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where thousands of Cuban doctors have saved lives since the first years of the Revolution.
Fidel Castro affirmed in 2003 in Buenos Aires that Cuba sent doctors and not bombs, and two years later the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics Henry Reeve was born, with the intention of assisting the poor population of Nueva Orleans, abandoned to its fate after Hurricane Katrina by the US government, which rejected the proposal, he recalled.
Earthquakes, cyclones, heavy rains and epidemics have since affected nations on various continents, including Pakistan, Indonesia, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Haiti, Nepal, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with many of its inhabitants served by the Cuban doctors.
Cuba Linda highlighted that in 2015 Norwegian unions proposed the island's doctors for the Nobel Peace Prize, in the context of their presence in West Africa to face Ebola.
Today we see them enrolled in the battle against Covid-19 in various countries, including Italy, Andorra and France (overseas departments), despite the criminal blockade of the United States, he stressed.
In this sense, Cuba Linda highlighted the existence of other voices on the planet that ask for recognition from these Health personnel.
That is why we have created, together with the French friend of Cuba Louis Michel Bonnemaire, the public Facebook group Prix Nobel pour les brigades medicales cubaines, to which we invite everyone to join, he explained. (Text and photo: PL)