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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Uruguayan Parliament forms committee for nomination of Cuban doctors to Nobel Peace Prize

Montevideo, Jul 28.- A Uruguayan Committee for the Nomination of the Nobel Prize to the Cuban medical brigade Henry Reeve was established here at the headquarters of the National Parliament.

Representatives of the Pit-Cnt trade union center, the Federation of University Students, the Confederation of Organizations of State Employees, the Uruguayan Federation of Health, the Federation of Health Officials and the Association of the Uruguayan Press joined in this effort. .

Likewise, graduated doctors from the Latin American School of Medicine, the Coordinator of Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, the Network in Defense of Humanity (REDH), Uruguay Chapter, and legislators from the Broad Front were present. In adherence to that cause, the Intersocial that groups multiple organizations expressed in a statement the resolution to accompany the world campaign that promotes the Nobel Prize for Cuban doctors for their solidarity work in the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic.

When linking him to the historical date of July 26, he stressed that Cuba, “once again, showed its solidarity, its selfless dedication to the people who suffer the most in the world, its brave, selfless, modest heroism, despite more than 50 years of blockade and the infamous flare-up of hostility promoted by the Donald Trump government”.

The REDH Uruguay coordinator, Antonio Elias, revealed that a small country like Cuba, which lacks medicines because of the criminal US blockade, sends doctors to confront the pandemic of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to others. Countries, including one from the first world like Italy.

For his part, Fernando Gambera, from the Pit-Cnt , supported the fairness of the campaign launched to recognize a country that can be economically blocked, but never its solidarity with other peoples. At the same time, the deputy front-runner Susana Pereyra highlighted the contribution of specialists from Cuba in the Operation Miracle that restored the sight of more than 90 thousand Uruguayans and the learning provided in orthopedic prostheses, and "we cannot lose that generosity." (Text and photo: PL)