Fidel’s Letter to Cuban Docs in Haiti: “Today, you are writing one of the most beautiful pages in the history of human medicine.”

Posted on February 8, 2010


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Fidel Castro Sends Message to Cuba's Medical Brigade in Haiti

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 8 (acn) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in
Chief Fidel Castro, sent a message to the members of the island’s Henry
Reeve International Medical Brigade for emergency situations, and also to
the graduates and fifth and sixth year students from the Cuba-based Latin
American School of Medicine (LASM), who are currently providing health
services in Haiti.
    “Today, you are writing one of the most beautiful pages in the history
of human medicine,” the letter reads.
    Esteban Lazo, Vice President of Cuba’s Council of State and bearer of
the message, read it on Monday at a Cuban-run field hospital in Croix des
Bounquets, where he arrived accompanied by other Cuban officials.
    “Helping to save lives, to heal the wounded and to rehabilitate
people, and to work for the well-being of human beings, will always be an
invaluable honor for any man or woman,” the text stresses.
    Referring to the LASM graduates and students working alongside the
Cuban doctors, Fidel wrote that it is an honor for the Cuban people “that
you have voluntarily and enthusiastically joined this colossal effort.”
    “The world will closely follow this feat that you are accomplishing
and pride will fill the hearts of all the people of this hemisphere
represented there by their fellow countrymen providing health services,”
Fidel wrote.
    “On behalf of all Cubans, your sincere and grateful Caribbean
brothers, thank you. Thank you, on behalf of all of us who have fought for
these dreams of equity and justice,” the leader of the Cuban Revolution
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