Evo Morales Thanks Fidel Castro for His Solidarity with Bolivia
Havana, Cuba, March 25 (ACN) – Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked on Saturday the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for his solidarity with his nation, in spite of the 50-year-old U.S. economic blockade against the Caribbean country.
In the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, during the graduation ceremony of 679 young physicians who studied medicine in Cuba as part of a bilateral agreement, Morales added that, also thanks to this bilateral cooperation program, more than 600,000 Bolivians have recovered or improved their sight in recent years and more than 50 million medical consultations have been carried out by the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in that South American nation.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, the head of state pointed out that the new physicians were trained to be at the service of the Bolivian people and the world.
The new graduates began their studies at Havana’s Latin American School of Medicine, which was inaugurated in 1999 on an initiative of Fidel Castro, and finished them in several provinces of the Caribbean island.
On behalf of the graduates, Yosmar Auza thanked Cuba for giving them, youths from low-income families, the opportunity to be trained as physicians.