Remarks by Yuri Gala CubanAmbassador to Jamaica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I attend this ceremony organised by the Ministry of Health to welcome a new group of Cuban health specialists.
The Cuban Embassy joins the Ministry in welcoming you, dear nurses, to Jamaica, a beautiful sister nation.
The arrival of this group of 45 Cuban nurses is another example of the active cooperation that exists between Cuba and Jamaica in the field of health.
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 4 (acn) Jose Luis Di Fabio, representative of the Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to Cuba, described as an example the medical attention the elderly receive on the Caribbean island. Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, April 5 (acn) Leaders of the Dominican Republic’s Campaign of Solidarity with Cuba slammed the U.S. double standards noting that on one hand Washington trumpets a so-called war against terrorism, while on the other, it condemns true fighters of the scourge. Continue reading
Remarks by Cuban Ambassador Yuri Gala at the Online book presentation of Fidel’s book, “Our Duty is to Fight”
Back in June 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Cuban President Fidel Castro said:
“An important biological species is endangered due to the accelerated and progressive destruction of its natural living conditions: man. We are becoming aware of this problem only now when it is almost too late to tackle it.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBJegWp-wNI Continue reading
The Five Cuban Heroes
Over the years the National Heroes of Jamaica and Cuba have faced similar ideological and social struggles in defense of their people and country and so the solidarity that exists between Jamaica and Cuba goes far beyond our current cooperation in health, education, and agriculture. Our peoples share a common sense of fervent nationalism, sovereignty, respect of history and ancestors, which together with our struggles to defend morality and social values strengthen the bonds between both nations.
The First Terrorist Airline Attack
Since the heinous attacks on the twin towers in 2001, the United States has made it their global prerogative to wage war against terrorism and those who engage in it with the aim of harming US citizens and their interests. Continue reading
Cuban doctor in Haiti
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 2 (acn) An extensive report published on Sunday by The New York Times recognizes that Cuba’s contribution was essential in the detection of the first cases and also in the treatment of the cholera epidemic that began in Haiti in 2010.
The article points out that, at first, only the Cuban Medical Brigade and Doctors without Borders, both self-financed, “handled the majority of cases.”
“It made no sense. Everybody was in Haiti. It was the biggest density of humanitarian actors in the world, and the two organizations were dealing with 80 percent of the cholera,” said Yann Libessart, spokesman for Doctors without Borders.
The newspaper report adds that the Cuban health professionals dispensed antibiotics —free of charge— to all cholera patients and preventively to their relatives, which prevented the death of thousands of Haitians. Continue reading