Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico

14ymedio, Madrid, August 26, 2022 — The characteristics of the last Cuban medical brigade imported by Mexico, which began to arrive in the last week of July, offer no doubt about the spurious interests behind the facade of humanitarian collaboration with which they have been sold to public opinion. “They are all military” and “none … Continue reading “Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico”

The United Nations is Asked to Ban the Financing of Cuba’s Medical Missions

14ymedio, Madrid, 24 August 2022 — On Tuesday, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) published a new report denouncing Cuban medical missions as “Human Trafficking.” The document affirms that this “broadly praised” program is based “on the exploitation of health professionals and serves as an important tool of international propaganda and an important source of income … Continue reading “The United Nations is Asked to Ban the Financing of Cuba’s Medical Missions”

New Information Comes to Light About Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico

14ymedio, Havana, March 16, 2021 — Mexico has paid over six million dollars for 585 Cuban doctors who were working in the country from April 24th to July 24th last year. In total, it wasn’t only the 135 million pesos, as stated by The Secretary of State for Health, Oliva Lopez Arrellano, nor the 135,875,000 … Continue reading “New Information Comes to Light About Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico”

Medical Missions Are "The Great Capitalist Slave Business" of the Cuban Government

14ymedio, Rosa Pascual / Yaiza Santos, Madrid, September 22, 2020 — Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) made public this Tuesday its complaint in front of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC), which it presented on August 24 in the names of 622 doctors from the Island who have been on missions abroad. In … Continue reading “Medical Missions Are "The Great Capitalist Slave Business" of the Cuban Government”

For the First Time Cuba Sends a Medical Mission to a French Territory

14ymedio, Havana, June 26, 2020 – A brigade of 15 Cuban doctors arrived this Friday for the first time in a French territory, the island of Martinique in the Antilles, to strengthen the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. “The President of the Martinique Collective receives on the airport runway the Medical Brigade of Cuba that … Continue reading “For the First Time Cuba Sends a Medical Mission to a French Territory”

Of the 702 Cubans on the Medical Mission in Bolivia, Only 205 Were Qualified Healthcare Providers

14ymedio, Havana, 29 November 2019 — Only 205 of 702 Cuban doctors who were deployed in Bolivia were qualified healthcare providers, as revealed on Thursday by Aníbal Cruz, Bolivia’s Minister of Health. Bolivia’s provisional Government under Jeanine Áñez has reviewed the documents of these professionals and concludes that the majority, in fact, were technicians or … Continue reading “Of the 702 Cubans on the Medical Mission in Bolivia, Only 205 Were Qualified Healthcare Providers”

Bogota Expels Cuban Spy Who Arrived in Venezuela on Medical Mission

14ymedio, Havana, 16 March 2019 — Colombian authorities, on Saturday, expelled José Manuel Peña García, a Cuban citizen who arrived in Venezuela in 2014 as a medical collaborator and who carried out espionage work in Colombia, according to intelligence sources in that South American country. Peña was detained by Columbia’s Special Migration Units of Colombia … Continue reading “Bogota Expels Cuban Spy Who Arrived in Venezuela on Medical Mission”

Prestigious Ecuadorian Surgeon Opposes Cuban Medical Mission in His Country

14ymedio, Mario J. Pentón, Miami, 29 September 2018 —  Bernardo Sandoval Córdova, a surgeon who is dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the International University of Ecuador, has raised the controversy over the permanence of the Cuban medical mission in that South American country. In an opinion column published in the official government newspaper El Telégrafo, Sandoval Córdova … Continue reading “Prestigious Ecuadorian Surgeon Opposes Cuban Medical Mission in His Country”

Criminal Gang Steals $150,000 from Cuban Medical Mission in Venezuela

14ymedio, Mario J. Pentón, Miami | 2 July 2018 — Eight armed and hooded men attacked a group of Cuban doctors stationed in Venezuela in the early hours of Sunday morning and stole more than $152,000 (dollars) and 30,000 pesos, according to statements to 14ymedio from several doctors from the island who work in the medical mission in that country. The police reports … Continue reading “Criminal Gang Steals $150,000 from Cuban Medical Mission in Venezuela”

Cuba Sets Up Emergency Plan for Medical Missions in Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 23 July 2017 — The Cuban government has put in place emergency procedures to deal with the onslaught of widespread protests in Venezuela, which are intended to halt plans for elections to the Constituent Assembly on July 30. According to information obtained by Martí Noticias, officials at Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health … Continue reading “Cuba Sets Up Emergency Plan for Medical Missions in Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida”

Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Says Cuban Medical Missions “Are Slavery” and Vows to End Them / 14ymedio

Apologies to our readers that this video is not subtitled. Before the shouts of “bravo” Lasso says, that the free healthcare system in Ecuador provided by the government should be in the hands of Ecuadorian doctors. His other statements are reported in the article. 14ymedio (with information from Diana Ramos), Quito, 17 March 2017 – … Continue reading “Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Says Cuban Medical Missions “Are Slavery” and Vows to End Them / 14ymedio”

Cubans In Ecuador Ask Ecuador’s Next President To End The Medical Missions / 14ymedio, Diana Ramos and Mario Penton

14ymedio, Diana Ramos and Mario Penton, Quito/Miami, 10 February 2017 — A group of Cubans in Ecuador united in the Movement X Cuba (MXC) requested in an open letter to the next present of Ecuador, the end of the medical missions of the Cuban government in the Andean nation. Doctor and president of the association, … Continue reading “Cubans In Ecuador Ask Ecuador’s Next President To End The Medical Missions / 14ymedio, Diana Ramos and Mario Penton”

Cuba to Close Medical Missions in Brazil and Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 16 May 2016 — Quite unexpectedly, Cuban authorities say they are prepared to suspend or cancel medical missions to Brazil and Venezuela. Ever since Cuban informants, who are spread across the continent, warned that Brazilian legislators were planning to remove President Dilma Rousseff from power and long before President Maduro began facing … Continue reading “Cuba to Close Medical Missions in Brazil and Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida”

In The Medical Missions, More Hardship Than Money / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, 12 September 2015 — Tania (not her real name) is one of the 3,525 workers of the Ministry of Public Health from Camagüey who work in around 50 countries around the world. Her medical mission abroad just ended and now she is trying to readapt to her own country. However, two years away from … Continue reading “In The Medical Missions, More Hardship Than Money / 14ymedio, Orlando Palma”

Cuban Medical Staff Abroad Falls From 30,000 to 23,000 in a Year

14ymedio, Madrid, 4 January 2022 — “Internationalism is a principle that has characterized Public Health in Cuba since the beginning of the first Cuban medical collaboration, in 1963, in Algeria,” the Cuban Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter account. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs left a significant fact about it yesterday, much celebrated this … Continue reading “Cuban Medical Staff Abroad Falls From 30,000 to 23,000 in a Year”