Sanctioning countries for receiving Cuban docs is evil!

Sanctioning countries for receiving Cuban docs is evil!

Trump and his allies like Senator Rick Scott are slandering Cuban doctors as victims of human trafficking. They aren’t victims, they’re heroes deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize!



Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Senator Scott,

The Trump administration’s policy and rhetoric towards Cuba is unconscionable, and it is shameful that you are complicit in the lie about Cuban medical missions being related to human trafficking.

Cuban medical personnel are fighting COVID-19 in 27 countries, demonstrating incredible bravery and solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Cuba, a small country under increasingly heavy sanctions, is showing more global leadership right now than the United States. 

The people of the United States reject your demonization of Cuba’s medical missions. We know the facts:

  1. Cuba’s doctors are volunteers.
  2. They earn higher salaries abroad by volunteering.
  3. The revenues earned by Cuba through some of these missions (not all of them make revenue - poor countries that cannot pay receive the same aid as wealthier countries, but for free) help pay for healthcare and education in Cuba.
  4. Patients are treated free of charge.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Cuban doctors themselves have said about these baseless allegations:

Dr. Leonardo Fernández: “I’m a slave? I received a free education from my country. I’m a slave? My family gets my full salary while I’m abroad.”

Dr. Graciliano Díaz: “We’re doing this voluntarily. Nobody is forcing me to go. We don’t care that other countries brand us as slaves. What’s important to us is contributing to humanity.”

Nurse Yakelein Guerra: “There are other peoples who need us. People should not be dying when there are professionals who can help them.”

Dr. Julio Guerra: “I’m going because I’m a doctor. This is how doctors everywhere should be educated, to cure people no matter where they are in the world.”

Dr. Ana Pérez: “Helping people in need is just part of being Cuban. There is nothing more just than being able to help people in other countries.”

(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYS1EVutmg)

Their solidarity and commitment to providing health care under even the direst of situations is an inspiration to us all. As a result, we are calling for Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

We call on you to retract your false statements and work towards improving U.S.-Cuba relations.

Thank you,

Comments

  • Adela Brent
    signed 2020-07-05 05:05:50 -0400
    Thank you Cuban doctors for your internationalism. Long live the Cuban Revolution.
  • Tony McNicholl
    signed 2020-06-29 18:22:14 -0400
    Get your facts right Sen Scott
  • Abbie Bernstein
    signed 2020-06-28 19:48:48 -0400
    Abbie R Bernstein
  • Deborah Devers
    signed 2020-06-28 06:35:37 -0400
  • Mashale Hendrick Debeila
    signed 2020-06-26 15:05:10 -0400
    I salute the cuban doctors with their government for putting the bread where the mouth is.
  • Robert Weeaver
    signed 2020-06-25 20:26:27 -0400
  • Gail Owens
    signed 2020-06-24 23:59:06 -0400
  • Haflidi Vilhelmsson
    signed via 2020-06-23 16:23:48 -0400
    It is time the USA stopped bullying other nations
  • Michele Kennedy
    signed 2020-06-23 02:05:27 -0400
    I am Canadian and I stand with Cuba!
  • Colin Maddock
    signed 2020-06-22 19:13:31 -0400
  • Marc Azar
    signed 2020-06-22 15:32:19 -0400
    Marc Azar
  • Yolanda Hawthorne
    signed 2020-06-22 09:09:10 -0400
  • Celia Alldridge
    signed 2020-06-22 03:26:21 -0400
  • Matthew Walker
    signed 2020-06-22 00:15:51 -0400
  • Mary Zack
    signed 2020-06-21 17:29:47 -0400
  • Patrick Cortez
    signed 2020-06-21 17:26:29 -0400
  • C O
    signed 2020-06-21 14:56:58 -0400
    Help kick these so-called conservatives, who tend to enrich themselves only, out of office.
  • Carl McFarland
    signed 2020-06-21 12:21:10 -0400
    Carl McFarland
  • Stefan Olhede
    signed 2020-06-21 09:59:49 -0400
  • Jan Gafert
    signed 2020-06-21 02:58:30 -0400
  • Nicole Baker
    signed 2020-06-21 02:24:50 -0400
  • Dr Susan Caswell
    signed 2020-06-20 23:33:00 -0400
    THESE DRS ARE MY HEROS
  • Victor Silva
    signed 2020-06-20 14:18:36 -0400
  • janet gaspar
    signed 2020-06-20 13:11:06 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-06-20 09:44:27 -0400
  • David Baker
    signed 2020-06-20 06:36:12 -0400
    People such as Trump and Scott are the evil face of America
  • William Todd
    signed 2020-06-20 01:33:34 -0400
    Idiots like you and Trump are about the only reason people have to vote for establishment Democrats. Get a clue!
  • Neysha Sima
    signed 2020-06-19 18:30:29 -0400
    Cuban Doctors deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their humane help to the human race worldwide from- Aids, Dengue, Ebola, COVID-19.


    “The Lancet that Cuba had “the most successful national AIDS programme in the world.” Despite having only a small fraction of wealth and resources of the United States, Cuba had implemented an AIDS program superior to that of the country seeking to destroy it”


    “As Cuba shared anti-virus technologies with other countries, reports surfaced that the Trump administration offered the German company CureVac $1 billion if it could find a remedy for COVID-19 and hand over exclusive rights “only for the USA.” This meant endangering the lives of Americans in two ways. By trying to monopolize a drug that had not yet been developed, Trump was trying to distract attention from the existing Interferon Alpha 2B which China was already including among thirty treatment drugs for the disease. By continuing the sixty-year-old blockade, Trump hampered Cuba from receiving supplies for the development of new anti-COVID-19 medications.”


    “There is a noteworthy disaster when a country refused an offer of Cuban aid. After the 2005 Katrina Hurricane, 1,586 Cuban health care professionals were prepared to go to New Orleans. President George W. Bush rejected the offer, acting as if it would be better for American citizens to die than to admit the quality of Cuban aid. This decision foreshadowed the 2020 behavior of Donald Trump, who searched for a treatment for COVID-19 while pretending that Interferon Alpha 2B does not exist.”


    “When the Ebola virus increased dramatically in fall 2014, much of the world panicked. Soon, over 20,000 people were infected, more than 8,000 had died, and worries mounted that the death toll could reach into hundreds of thousands. The United States provided military support; other countries promised money.”

    “Cuba was the first nation to respond with what was most needed: it sent 103 nurse and 62 doctor volunteers to Sierra Leone. With 4,000 medical staff (including 2,400 doctors) already in Africa, Cuba was prepared for the crisis before it began.”

    source:

    https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/04/cuba-from-aids-dengue-and-ebola-to-covid-19/
  • MaryAnna Foskett
    signed 2020-06-19 16:37:57 -0400
  • Wolfgang von Au
    signed 2020-06-19 14:47:27 -0400

Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Senator Scott,

The Trump administration’s policy and rhetoric towards Cuba is unconscionable, and it is shameful that you are complicit in the lie about Cuban medical missions being related to human trafficking.

Cuban medical personnel are fighting COVID-19 in 27 countries, demonstrating incredible bravery and solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Cuba, a small country under increasingly heavy sanctions, is showing more global leadership right now than the United States. 

The people of the United States reject your demonization of Cuba’s medical missions. We know the facts:

  1. Cuba’s doctors are volunteers.
  2. They earn higher salaries abroad by volunteering.
  3. The revenues earned by Cuba through some of these missions (not all of them make revenue - poor countries that cannot pay receive the same aid as wealthier countries, but for free) help pay for healthcare and education in Cuba.
  4. Patients are treated free of charge.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Cuban doctors themselves have said about these baseless allegations:

Dr. Leonardo Fernández: “I’m a slave? I received a free education from my country. I’m a slave? My family gets my full salary while I’m abroad.”

Dr. Graciliano Díaz: “We’re doing this voluntarily. Nobody is forcing me to go. We don’t care that other countries brand us as slaves. What’s important to us is contributing to humanity.”

Nurse Yakelein Guerra: “There are other peoples who need us. People should not be dying when there are professionals who can help them.”

Dr. Julio Guerra: “I’m going because I’m a doctor. This is how doctors everywhere should be educated, to cure people no matter where they are in the world.”

Dr. Ana Pérez: “Helping people in need is just part of being Cuban. There is nothing more just than being able to help people in other countries.”

(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYS1EVutmg)

Their solidarity and commitment to providing health care under even the direst of situations is an inspiration to us all. As a result, we are calling for Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

We call on you to retract your false statements and work towards improving U.S.-Cuba relations.

Thank you,

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