31,700 Cuban doctors work in health programs in Venezuela
Cuba has more than 38,000 health staff currently working in 66 countries, most in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as part of its plans for international medical cooperation, reported official newspaper Juventud Rebelde
Cuba has more than 38,000 health staff currently working in 66 countries, mostly in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as part of its programs of international medical cooperation, said official daily newspaper Juventud Rebelde.
The island's medical cooperation with developing countries began in 1963 and in 1998 the missions were systematized, following the creation of the "Comprehensive Health Program" (PIS), an initiative launched by then President Fidel Castro.
Cuba's most important mission is implemented in Venezuela where, according to data disclosed last February by Caracas, over 31,700 Cuban staff work in health care programs in low-income areas of the country.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."