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

  • Ricardo Casate
    signed 2020-06-18 07:34:07 -0400
  • Joël Henry
    signed 2020-06-18 07:18:57 -0400
  • helen Corkin
    signed 2020-06-18 07:17:07 -0400
  • Norma Frye
    signed 2020-06-18 07:03:21 -0400
    This makes me apoplectic. Can the US sink any lower done the scale of morality.
  • Gerard Conroy
    signed 2020-06-18 06:38:25 -0400
  • Fanny Abregú
    signed 2020-06-18 06:33:51 -0400
  • Jacinta Houston
    signed 2020-06-18 06:31:59 -0400
    Cuban Doctors + Nurses…you are all super heroes 💙
  • Liz D.
    signed 2020-06-18 06:22:16 -0400
  • rob bowles
    signed 2020-06-18 06:18:02 -0400
    Cuba solidarity
  • Jepke Goudsmit
    signed 2020-06-18 06:06:20 -0400
  • Julie Maguire
    signed 2020-06-18 06:02:34 -0400
  • Michael Coulson
    signed 2020-06-18 05:32:45 -0400
  • Asdis Thoroddsen
    signed 2020-06-18 05:29:33 -0400
  • André Rousseau
    signed 2020-06-18 05:27:29 -0400
  • Mike Black
    signed 2020-06-18 05:19:32 -0400
  • Julie Dyer
    signed 2020-06-18 05:17:42 -0400
  • William Tuffy
    signed 2020-06-18 05:12:32 -0400
    Cuba, friend of the downtrodden!
  • Mike Wheeler
    signed 2020-06-18 05:06:49 -0400
  • brendan McAleer
    signed 2020-06-18 05:06:48 -0400
  • Jules Beswick
    signed 2020-06-18 05:01:50 -0400
  • Kamal Aranki
    signed 2020-06-18 05:01:44 -0400
  • Michel Habib
    signed 2020-06-18 04:59:06 -0400
  • Simon Vrouwe
    signed 2020-06-18 04:50:45 -0400
  • Mumtara Mohammad
    signed 2020-06-18 04:45:54 -0400
  • dan dowdall
    signed 2020-06-18 04:45:40 -0400
  • Alison Bancroft
    signed 2020-06-18 04:41:12 -0400
  • Jon De rennes
    signed 2020-06-18 04:40:49 -0400
  • Carrie-ann Smith
    signed 2020-06-18 04:36:31 -0400
    I know that the US treat South America as their own back yard to plunder. I know that South American countries who achieve independence form the US are subsequently sanctioned, infiltrated and their governments destabilise. Please just stop being plain evil and take a look at your own, actual, back yard.
  • Brian M. Napoletano
    signed 2020-06-18 04:35:25 -0400
    The claim that Cuban doctors and nurses are victims of human trafficking is baseless, absurd, and an insult both to these medical workers and to the real victims of human trafficking. Cuba offers medical professionals to help fight a global pandemic; the US offers slander and threats intended to undermine these efforts. If the US is truly incapable of helping during this pandemic, then at the very least it could quit trying to make the situation worse.
  • John Miate
    signed 2020-06-18 04:30:25 -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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