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

  • Ursula Mathern
    signed 2020-06-17 15:49:43 -0400
    Ursula Mathern
  • Marie Boti
    signed 2020-06-17 15:45:24 -0400
  • H. Niknam
    signed 2020-06-17 15:44:08 -0400
  • Barry Ward
    signed 2020-06-17 15:43:26 -0400
    If ever you need proof of how low some U.S. politicians can go – here it is. These people are condemning whole hearted human interactivity. The Cuban Doctors are the BEST.
  • Roberto Cocci
    signed 2020-06-17 15:43:09 -0400
  • María Teresa La O Rivera
    signed 2020-06-17 15:42:23 -0400
  • Alison Hollis
    signed 2020-06-17 15:42:18 -0400
    People are dying. Doctors save lives. Don’t support anyone who attempts to stop this.
  • Gracie Snn Jablonowski
    signed 2020-06-17 15:39:38 -0400
    HOW CAN ANY COUNTRY PUT ANY SANCTIONS ON ANY COUNTRY WHO IS ACCEPTING MEDICAL HELP FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY!!!! THAT IS RIDICULOUS. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE AMERICA!!!!
  • Dan Maitland
    signed 2020-06-17 15:38:53 -0400
  • Tibor Gacs
    signed 2020-06-17 15:38:15 -0400
  • Edik Zwarenstein
    signed 2020-06-17 15:37:50 -0400
    Viva Cuba!
  • ellen michelin
    signed 2020-06-17 15:37:33 -0400
  • Peggy Lee Mattingly
    signed 2020-06-17 15:37:32 -0400
  • Stephanie Trasoff Trasoff
    signed 2020-06-17 15:36:51 -0400
  • Susan Walp
    signed 2020-06-17 15:36:15 -0400
  • Marisa Conte
    signed 2020-06-17 15:36:01 -0400
  • Richard Fenner
    signed 2020-06-17 15:35:51 -0400
  • Matthias Hess
    signed 2020-06-17 15:33:46 -0400
  • Terry Brough
    signed 2020-06-17 15:32:52 -0400
  • Dietrich Heißenbüttel
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:56 -0400
    this is outrageous
  • David Gibson
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:50 -0400
  • Louis Russ
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:40 -0400
    Punishing Countries for seeking help to save it’s People ? How Evil will this Administration become ?
  • mark potts
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:28 -0400
  • joyce Dewsbury
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:16 -0400
  • marion munk
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:07 -0400
  • Susan Hathcock
    signed 2020-06-17 15:31:02 -0400
    What a malicious and cruel idea; let these brave would help where it s needed.
  • Michelle Dugan
    signed 2020-06-17 15:30:51 -0400
  • Ahmed Alkhateeb
    signed 2020-06-17 15:30:44 -0400
  • Maria Gonzalez
    signed 2020-06-17 15:30:41 -0400
  • Dave Beckett
    signed 2020-06-17 15:28:50 -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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