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

  • Joanna WOodley
    signed 2020-06-18 04:28:15 -0400
  • James Dickins
    signed 2020-06-18 04:26:07 -0400
  • patrick mathebane
    signed 2020-06-18 04:24:33 -0400
    South Africa knows the truth about Cuban solidarity mission.
  • Heidi Paredes
    signed 2020-06-18 04:20:01 -0400
  • Heather Rutledge
    signed 2020-06-18 04:08:15 -0400
  • Richard Tuma
    signed 2020-06-18 04:04:46 -0400
  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2020-06-18 03:53:36 -0400
  • Martin Oliver
    signed 2020-06-18 03:53:11 -0400
  • Ireene-Sointu Xxxx
    signed 2020-06-18 03:52:10 -0400
  • Caron Kirkham
    signed 2020-06-18 03:48:46 -0400
  • Maren Cronsnest
    signed 2020-06-18 03:40:06 -0400
    Viva Cuba!!

    Cuban doctors are heroes not only in Covid19 Pandemie. They deserve honor!!! Nobel Peace Price to Cuban doctors!!!!!!!
  • conrad lodziak
    signed 2020-06-18 03:35:33 -0400
  • Chris Haepers
    signed 2020-06-18 03:28:27 -0400
  • Julie McCarthy
    signed 2020-06-18 03:18:17 -0400
  • Ludek Rosendorf
    signed 2020-06-18 03:16:06 -0400
    Do not interfere in other countries’ sovereignty! Cuba and her doctors deserve only praise. Wish some other, bigger countries behaved as selflessly.
  • Alessandra Capone
    signed 2020-06-18 02:46:01 -0400
  • Caellan Van Heerden La O Rivera
    signed 2020-06-18 02:38:17 -0400
    Senator Scott,

    Your intentions absurd, my mother was part of the first medical brigade to arrive in South Africa, and those “slave” allegations of yours are not only false, but cruel, the salary that my mother received was sent to our family in Cuba, and the left over was more than enough to raise my brother and I and was able to cover our expenses in a capitalist state, which by the way, the majority of those expenses do not exist in my beautiful socialist homeland, Cuba, so please, stop this outrage.
  • stewart smith
    signed 2020-06-18 02:33:26 -0400
    grow up
  • Jim Perry
    signed 2020-06-18 02:17:28 -0400
  • Terumi Terao
    signed 2020-06-18 02:14:32 -0400
  • Nafez Kanj
    signed 2020-06-18 02:05:57 -0400
  • John Andrews
    signed 2020-06-18 01:45:28 -0400
    The Civilised World!!!!
  • Eduard Garcia
    signed 2020-06-18 01:44:05 -0400
  • Jessica Jakubanis
    signed 2020-06-18 01:41:47 -0400
  • Tami Linder
    signed 2020-06-18 01:38:20 -0400
  • Caroline Davis
    signed 2020-06-18 01:18:20 -0400
  • Ross Copeland
    signed 2020-06-18 01:10:02 -0400
  • Mohammerd Al Saleh
    signed 2020-06-18 00:57:05 -0400
  • g b
    signed 2020-06-18 00:56:36 -0400
  • Fred Phillips
    signed 2020-06-18 00:55:05 -0400
    Freedom/Liberty can never exist as long as ethnocentrism & class war struggle persist. Human dignity requires empathy, respect, decency, aspiration for ethics, and lovingkindness. authoritarians & fascists should never be granted stewards of government. It is our civic duty to struggle for egalitarianism and end of suffering for essentials for survival of masses especially children whom authoritarians aka Conservatives force a world towards overpopulation without necessity for decent living. Those in authority need to be regulated and held accountable for incompetence of irrational & unreasonable decision making which cares not for the masses, but only for select few that demand life of privilege.

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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