Lula da Silva thanks Cuba’s role in fighting Covid-19

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Havana, Cuba. – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da SilvaIn sent a letter to Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, expressing his admiration and gratitude to Cuba for the international solidarity shown in the face of the expansion of Covid-19.

The leader of the Workers’ Party said in the missive read on Tuesday on the Cuban Television’s Noticiero Estelar that he was moved when he saw the Cuban medical brigade arrive in Italy, one of the countries most affected by the new coronavirus, the cause of Covid-19.

It is in moments of crisis that we know the truly great ones and it is in those hours that the people of the island stand before the world, Lula said.

Similarly, he stressed that Cuba’s active, militant and revolutionary solidarity has already been made evident in different parts of the planet in a proud and sovereign response to those who are trying to impose the economic, commercial and financial blockade.

Once again he reiterated the Brazilian people’s gratitude to Cuba for its participation in the More Doctors program that saved countless lives and was interrupted by a petty government blinded by an individualistic and inhumane ideology.

The former governor of the South American giant acknowledged that in these moments of health crisis they feel the lack of action of the Caribbean island’s doctors.

During the last week, Cuba sent medical brigades to six countries. In addition to Italy, doctors from the largest of the Antilles are present in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Suriname, Grenada and Jamaica.

(Taken from Radio Reloj)

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