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

  • Bernard Scoville
    signed 2020-06-18 00:45:04 -0400
    THE EVIL THAT THE US GOVERNMENT DOES IS AMAZING!
  • Sarah S
    signed 2020-06-18 00:40:47 -0400
  • Aaron Dukes
    signed 2020-06-18 00:21:32 -0400
  • Hervé Milhau
    signed 2020-06-18 00:11:27 -0400
  • Richard Pihlgren
    signed 2020-06-18 00:05:56 -0400
  • Karl Koessel
    signed 2020-06-17 23:43:07 -0400
  • Merriam Ansara
    signed 2020-06-17 23:11:03 -0400
  • Mary Jones-Giampalo
    signed 2020-06-17 23:06:29 -0400
  • Erin Rowe Rowe
    signed 2020-06-17 23:04:55 -0400
  • Paul Rechnitz
    signed 2020-06-17 22:27:36 -0400
    There are no limits to the depths that Trump and his friends won’t sink. Because they are scum.
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2020-06-17 22:01:59 -0400
  • mei wan chang
    signed 2020-06-17 21:51:26 -0400
  • Toni Hamilton
    signed 2020-06-17 21:42:44 -0400
  • Rolf Aschenbrenner
    signed 2020-06-17 21:33:15 -0400
    Scott and Trump should show selfless leadership
  • John Nienstadt
    signed 2020-06-17 21:32:04 -0400
    Stop messing with Cuba
  • sucy varughese
    signed 2020-06-17 21:25:21 -0400
  • David Taylor
    signed 2020-06-17 21:25:06 -0400
  • Nancy Niemeir
    signed 2020-06-17 21:20:52 -0400
  • Robin Davis
    signed 2020-06-17 21:10:59 -0400
  • Guy Liston
    signed 2020-06-17 21:05:09 -0400
  • Mike Davis
    signed 2020-06-17 20:58:38 -0400
  • Walter Kos
    signed 2020-06-17 20:49:28 -0400
    We must congratulate the Cuban medical team for their humanitarian work around the world.
  • Roy Myers
    signed 2020-06-17 20:45:54 -0400
  • Sigurdur Helgi
    signed 2020-06-17 20:38:48 -0400
  • Bronwyn Bell
    signed 2020-06-17 20:31:50 -0400
  • Paul Works
    signed 2020-06-17 20:27:24 -0400
  • Edward Rengers Rengers
    signed 2020-06-17 20:22:27 -0400
  • Susan Stout
    signed 2020-06-17 20:19:55 -0400
  • Rossy Hernández
    signed 2020-06-17 20:19:14 -0400
    Solidarity, commitment, humanity. .. Money cannot simply buy them. Long Live Cuban nurses and doctors!
  • Janet Handford
    signed 2020-06-17 20:16:55 -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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