CUBA: Castro offers doctors to East Timor

November 17, 1993

Last month, during a visit to Cuba by East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, Cuban President Fidel Castro announced that Cuba is prepared to send up to 300 doctors to East Timor, in addition to the 65 currently working there. This year, more Timorese students will join the hundreds already studying medicine in Cuba. Cuba will also send literacy specialists to East Timor to assist with literacy campaigns. According to the December 14 Granma, Alkatiri said Cuba is an example of solidarity, providing lessons for the world with its selfless assistance.

From Green Left Weekly, January 25, 2006.
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