Escape to the Rhythm of Samba / Juan Juan Almeida

The medics Dorayda Igarza Ayala and Walter Jesús Cotarelo Carbonell join the list of the deserters of the Cuban mission in Brazil.

Their names were published by the Daily Official of the Union by reporting that they have been officially excluded from the program of collaboration, and their permission to practice medicine in South America has been suspended. The press release asserts the whereabouts of these Cubans are unknown; having won the esteem of the community in which they served they escaped their mission during carnival. Though this story of fleeing during carnival brings back memories of the spectacular poem Moncada “It was the morning of Santa Ana”, luckily for the doctors it wasn’t the same city nor the same people.

Translated by E.C and A.I

18 March 2014