HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 3 (ACN) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, a liar and servile, and said his vulgar slander can never deceive the Brazilian people.
In his Twitter account, Diaz-Canel responded to Bolsonaro, who made offensive statements against Cuban health professionals who participated in the More Doctors Mission, from 2013 to 2018.
"President Bolsonaro lies once again. Shameful his servitude to #EEUU. His vulgar slander against #Cuba and the # MaisMedicos program can never deceive the brother Brazilian people, who knows well about the nobility and humanity of Cuban medical cooperation. # SomosCuba ", he wrote.
This program was implemented by then President Dilma Rousseff, through an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization that included health personnel from Cuba, and reached mainly the most humble layers of Brazil, including the most hidden, dangerous and unprotected.
Cuba withdrew its more than eight thousand doctors because of the slander spilled by Bolsonaro was barely elected, and since then the population benefited by More Doctors was left without such health coverage, even though there have been attempts to replace it with other programs, which have been more demagogy than a reality
In previous tweets, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla also responded to the slander of the right-wing president, when he first wrote: “Bolsonaro again attacks Cuban medical cooperation, which is an example of solidarity and altruism. The facts deny it: + 113 million Brazilians served by Cubans in # MaisMedicos, in + 3 thousand 600 municipalities, of them + 700 had a doctor for the first time in their history. ”
Another tweet read: "Pdte Bolsonaro #Brasil acknowledges being racist, sexist, homophobic and admirer of the military dictatorship. He should deal with corruption in his family, government and justice system. Respect #Cuba and his health professionals who have done more for Brazilians than you. "