Cuba’s role in the struggle against Covid-19 is that of a moral giant, Washington’s that of a moral pygmy

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Cuba’s medical team arriving in Italy
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Fidel Castro

We weren’t offering money; we were offering doctors to help save lives, and that offer stands today and tomorrow, and represents Cuba’s attitude towards any of the world’s peoples.

Literally thousands of Cuban doctors are operating around the world at any given time, saving countless lives. Such international medical missions mar a truly astonishing legacy given the country’s own plight under US-directed sanctions, first imposed in the early 1960s and which despite the intention of strangling the country’s socialist system to death have merely reinforced its force as a beacon in a hemisphere cursed to exist under the shadow of a brutal hegemonic beast perversely referred to as the land of the free.

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