The elected government of Brazil has no moral authority to question Cuba
Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples
Monday, 19 November 2018
The foreign minister of the island, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, offered statements to the multinational Telesur and Prensa Latina, about the Más Médicos program: "The next government of Brazil, the newly elected government, has no moral authority to question Cuba in any way, neither in the case of international medical cooperation, nor of human rights", Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said.
In statements offered to Prensa Latina and Telesur in the framework of the Ibero-American Summit, which took place this Friday in Guatemala, the head of Cuban diplomacy defended the decision of the Caribbean nation not to continue participating in the More Doctors program, after statements of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.
Rodríguez Parrilla criticized the words of the next president of the South American giant, who referred to Cuban doctors as "slaves," which is outrageous and unacceptable, particularly in a country that has recognized that, between 1995 and 2005, at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, has taken 50,000 Brazilians out of slavery, and recognizes the existence of thousands of them", said the foreign minister.
He added that Cuba's decision not to continue participating in this program is due to the imposition of "totally unacceptable conditions that violate the agreements signed between the Pan American Health Organization, the Government of Brazil and the Government of Cuba", and the treatment denigrating the doctors of our country, and especially female doctors.
"The political manipulation of humanitarian programs and sacred causes such as the right to health of people, particularly low-income families, is unacceptable", said the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He added that the decisions of this Government, which will take office on the first of December, will have painful implications for millions of Brazilian families with low incomes, to which he reiterated all the solidarity of the Largest of the Antilles.Content