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British academics nominate Cuban internationalist doctors for the Nobel Peace Prize



London, Jan 26.- British academics Marjorie Mayo , Antoni Kapcia and Muir Houston have nominated Cuban internationalist doctors for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the United Kingdom's Campaign for Solidarity with Cuba (CSC) reported today.    

According to the CSC, with the letters sent by the trio of professors to the Norwegian parliamentary committee in charge of granting the recognition instituted by the Nobel Foundation, there are 11 formal nominations submitted by British academics in favor of the island's health workers Caribbean.   

Mayo, who is Emeritus Professor of Community Development at the University of London, explained that she made the proposal due to the exceptional international solidarity page written by Cuban doctors in the fight against epidemics and natural disasters in different parts of the world.    

The altruism shown by the brigade offers hope because in these dark times we need to remember that there are positive alternatives for humanity, he said.  

Kapcia , who teaches Latin American History at the University of Nottingham , said, for his part, that the sense of solidarity shown by the Henry Reeve brigade during its 15 years of existence constitutes an example to be followed by the rest of the countries when it comes to respond to your health needs.    

For his part, Houston, from the University of Glasgow, highlighted the selfless humanism exhibited by the more than 3,700 Cuban health workers who traveled to 39 countries to care for patients infected with Covid-19.   

In addition to the 11 academics, 21 UK Labor MPs, including three members of the House of Lords, also formally nominated the Henry Reeve Brigade for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.  

According to the norms of the Nobel Foundation, nominations for recognition can only be made by legislators, academics, magistrates of international courts , people already awarded and active or retired members of the committee, and have a deadline of January 31 of each year.   

Apart from the formal requests, the CSC published on its website an open letter in support of international recognition for health workers on the Caribbean island that accumulates more than 7,200 signatures. (Text and photo: PL)