Sunday, 04 September 2011 07:24
HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 3. Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted the example of Cuba and its solidarity for life, during a meeting in honor of the more than 600,000 eye surgeries carried out as part of Operation Miracle.
He underlined the unconditional nature of this help, the exponents of which are Cuban internationalist physicians offering their services in the Andean nation. This made it possible for these humble persons of scant economic resources to recover their sight, the Granma newspaper reported.
Morales explained that this mission also favored that in addition to almost 500,000 Bolivians, citizens from neighboring countries like Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Paraguay were also seen at eye centers located in bordering areas.
The head of state acknowledged the self-denial of the Cuban physicians who, far from their homeland and families, work in Bolivia to help the needy, without any economic or political interest.
The Bolivian president pointed out that more and more peoples and governments in the region follow the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist course of the Cuban Revolution and its leader Fidel Castro, the architect -he recalled- of Operation Miracle.
According to the blog of Cuban National Television special correspondent Yosvany Noguet, the meeting was held at the Eye Center of the province of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in the southeastern part of the country, which has 10 surgical posts corresponding to the six eye centers of the Cuban Medical Brigade. (acn)