The human sensibility opens its way in the times of the Covid-19, against the defamatory campaign on Cuban medical cooperation that already serves in more than 22 countries against the new pandemic, and there are more and more who support the proposal to grant brigades of the contingent Henry Reeve the Noble Prize for Peace.
Cuba, a Caribbean island with just over 11 million inhabitants, has practiced proletarian internationalism and international solidarity since the early years of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban government has followed Jose Marti’s maxim that “Patria es humanidad” (Homeland is Humanity).
Part of the world mobilizes towards dignity and fairness, more a more personalities, organizations and associations acknowledge the significance of the solidarity expressed in deeds by the Cuban doctors who help other peoples fight the new coronavirus, adding to their merits the previous events in different countries where they have rendered their service in saving lives after natural disasters and Ebola in Africa.
More than 40 European organizations are backing a proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, for their contribution to the global battle against COVID-19.
Launched April 28 by the associations Cuba Linda and France Cuba, the initiative has thus far received the support of solidarity groups, political organizations and unions in France, Spain, Ireland and Italy, and thousands of Internet users on the Facebook page “Prix Nobel de la paix pour les brigades médicales cubaines Henry Reeve.”
Some supporters of the effort to recognize Cuban physicians advocate extending the campaign with an international committee.
Joining the effort recently were the Bocas del Ródano Departmental Union of the General Confederation of Labor of France, the Toulouse France-Cuba Committee, the Spanish Euskadi-Cuba, Cubainformación.tv, Communists of Catalonia, and the National Association of Friendship Italy-Cuba.
The initiative is also supported by Cuba Cooperation France, Cuba Yes France, Ardennes-Cuba, Montpellier Cuba Solidarity, Bolivarian Circle of Paris, ALBA-France Collective, Children of Cuba Marseille, Cuban Roots of France, Arac-Cuba-Solidarity, the France-Cuba Friendship Group in the National Assembly and the Revolutionary Communist Party of France.
Friends of Cuba in Charente-Maritime, the Movement against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples, the Parisian Solidarity with Lula Committee, Communist Grouping, and Brazilian Workers’ Party supporters in Paris have also expressed their support.
From other parts of the world, the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, the Cuba Support Group (Ireland) and the Valencian José Martí Association of Friendship with Cuba (Spain) signed the nomination, as well.
(With information from Granma)