Thursday, December 06, 2012

Former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, Condemns Cuba Blockade

Translation by Cuba Journal
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

By Iris de Armas Padrino - Granma

Havana — Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General, condemned yesterday in this capital the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of his country against Cuba since more than five decades ago.

At the second session of the International Health Convention, which is meeting at the Conventions Palace with the participation of more than one thousand delegates from 45 nations, Clark highlighted the impact and solidarity of the Cuban public health in the world, despite that genocidal U.S. policy.

In his keynote address at the scientific meeting, the American jurist noted the medical cooperation of the Caribbean nation in dissimilar countries where it was needed.

Cuban health professionals are striving to provide services to other people, and have been present to save lives, often in appalling conditions, he said.

He also said that Cuba has trained more than 15,000 doctors of various nations, including the United States, which he described as invaluable aid for those Cuban doctors have humanistic feelings and work with their hearts.

Dr. José Luis Di Fabio, Island representative on the Pan-American and World Health Organization, praised the support of the Caribbean island in the international arena in the area of teachning undergraduates and graduates with a high scientific level and the efficient work of the doctors in the villages where they have lent their solidarity contribution.
Another aspect analyzed in the second day of the forum was the progress of triangular cooperation between Brazil, Haiti and Cuba, and also highlighted the assistance of young medical graduates from Venezuela at the Latin American School of Medicine, who have participated in situations of disasters in Haiti. (AIN)

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