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

  • Maya Barahona
    signed 2020-06-17 16:14:48 -0400
  • Robert Morral
    signed 2020-06-17 16:14:47 -0400
  • Linda Feldy
    signed 2020-06-17 16:14:27 -0400
    The Cuban doctors must be allowed to continue their work.
  • Anne Hastings Murray
    signed 2020-06-17 16:13:34 -0400
  • Robert Strafford
    signed 2020-06-17 16:11:55 -0400
  • Marguerite Warner
    signed 2020-06-17 16:11:41 -0400
  • Anna Minkiewicz
    signed 2020-06-17 16:11:29 -0400
    I have witnessed Cuban doctors’ great work whenh I worked in Africa 25 yrs ago. They deserve respect!
  • Teresa Noemi Doti
    signed 2020-06-17 16:10:42 -0400
    America deserves better.

    HEALTH, RESPECT, DIGNITY, SOLIDARITY.

    Not just power & the war business

    Sen. Scott. THINK ABOUT IT.
  • Daniel Goldberg
    signed 2020-06-17 16:10:22 -0400
  • Michael Eisenberg
    signed 2020-06-17 16:09:31 -0400
  • Jimmy McMillan
    signed 2020-06-17 16:06:35 -0400
  • Fouad Hafiz
    signed 2020-06-17 16:06:23 -0400
  • Benedict Lafour
    signed 2020-06-17 16:05:37 -0400
    ameriKKKa ameriKKKa empire DECAY
  • Eleanor Millard
    signed 2020-06-17 16:02:29 -0400
    Viva Cuba! The US wants to do this because they are ashamed of their own record on COVID and need to divert the attention.
  • Peter Pope jones
    signed 2020-06-17 16:02:26 -0400
    It is overly time that this Rick Scott menace is dumped into the cesspool of stinking waste….NOW
  • pedro Anillo guevara guevara
    signed 2020-06-17 16:01:50 -0400
    The evilness of Racist, Fascist, Imperialist amerika gets worse every day!
  • Edward Schortman
    signed 2020-06-17 16:01:08 -0400
  • Soraya N
    signed 2020-06-17 16:00:57 -0400
  • Aaliyah Zahra
    signed 2020-06-17 16:00:11 -0400
  • Naseema Mall
    signed 2020-06-17 15:59:24 -0400
  • Charles Petersen
    signed 2020-06-17 15:58:04 -0400
  • Deborah Goldman
    signed 2020-06-17 15:56:05 -0400
    Cuba is managing this crisis so much better than the U.S. we should be collaborating with their medical experts.
  • Sylvaine Wech
    signed 2020-06-17 15:55:54 -0400
  • Edgar Gehlert
    signed 2020-06-17 15:54:10 -0400
    Cuba in fact has been ahead of the curve.

    USA has it head up it’s arse.
  • María Flores
    signed 2020-06-17 15:54:02 -0400
  • Anissa Nain
    signed 2020-06-17 15:53:50 -0400
  • Chris Gill
    signed 2020-06-17 15:52:36 -0400
  • David Schwartzman
    signed 2020-06-17 15:52:27 -0400
    Cuban doctors and nurses richly deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace!
  • Julie Bush
    signed 2020-06-17 15:52:13 -0400
  • Paul Duane
    signed 2020-06-17 15:51:32 -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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