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

  • Elsa Collins
    signed 2020-06-19 14:42:26 -0400
    Elsa Collins

    Our courageous Cuban Doctors bring to the world HEALTH AND PEACE. All our respect and admiration!

    A big thank you! from Elsa, Alan and Family in London.
  • Joe Sokolinsky
    signed 2020-06-19 13:25:00 -0400
  • Lee Lewis
    signed 2020-06-19 13:11:36 -0400
  • Magda Pavitt
    signed 2020-06-19 10:23:49 -0400
  • Shahad M
    signed 2020-06-19 08:56:00 -0400
  • Ayesha Dias
    signed 2020-06-19 05:27:47 -0400
    Admire Cuba for its health services and it deserves recognition
  • anthony hall
    signed 2020-06-19 03:00:46 -0400
  • Ivano Iogna Prat
    signed 2020-06-19 01:40:26 -0400
  • Leonard Eiger
    signed 2020-06-19 01:28:54 -0400
  • Amrita Burdick
    signed 2020-06-19 01:28:08 -0400
    Being humane is not a crime.


    On the other hand -sanctions in the midst of a pandemic- that’s a CRIME.
  • Karen Ingenthron
    signed 2020-06-19 01:25:30 -0400
    The U.S. could use help from Cuban doctors. Thanks to Trump’s negligence on Covid, our medical workers are exhausted and dying.
  • Nancy Pourciau
    signed 2020-06-19 00:17:48 -0400
  • Douglas Newman
    signed 2020-06-18 23:28:28 -0400
  • T.A. Tran
    signed 2020-06-18 19:51:14 -0400
  • Maria Smith
    signed 2020-06-18 19:46:41 -0400
  • Pete Dolack
    signed 2020-06-18 19:45:18 -0400
    Humanity should know no borders.
  • Wendy Hermance
    signed 2020-06-18 18:47:38 -0400
    Globalist Fascism is killing all life and all morality and values on the planet. It must be stopped. The protests around the globe are a good start.
  • Luís Casares
    signed 2020-06-18 17:57:12 -0400
    I have lived with several if these medical teams AND I can assure they áre the most qualified AND they agreed to work for the State to help provide the financial resources the country need to pay the free health system for all. They áre proud to contribute.
  • Saleh Mamon
    signed 2020-06-18 17:39:01 -0400
  • Steve Overton
    signed 2020-06-18 17:23:15 -0400
  • William Fast
    signed 2020-06-18 16:40:36 -0400
  • Jo Hayward-Haines
    signed 2020-06-18 16:28:19 -0400
    Your position, Sen. Scott, makes you and your nation look so retrograde. Can you change your mind?
  • Cristina Mah
    signed 2020-06-18 16:27:55 -0400
    Cristina Mah
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2020-06-18 15:59:10 -0400
  • Martin Magneli
    signed 2020-06-18 15:43:21 -0400
    To wilfully deny people in Mozambique the medical aid that Cuba gives a poor nation is EVIL!
  • massoud behruzi
    signed 2020-06-18 15:36:05 -0400
  • Francis O'Hara
    signed 2020-06-18 15:00:40 -0400
    Cuban Doctors and nurses are an example to the rest of the world.
  • Dr.Lensky Aragon
    signed via 2020-06-18 14:44:25 -0400
  • Sally Bland
    signed 2020-06-18 14:11:37 -0400
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2020-06-18 13:03:29 -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,

Will you sign?

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