HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 16 (ACN) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced today on Twitter the harassment and violence suffered by Cuban health personnel in Bolivia after the coup d'etat perpetrated against former President Evo Morales.
"Cuba denounces harassment and violence against our doctors in Bolivia; on behalf of no political ideology, hatred can harm those who have dedicated themselves to giving life and health to the humble," he wrote on the same social media.
He also posted a call to "stop the exacerbation of irresponsible anti-Cuban and hateful expressions, lies, defamations and instigations of violence against Cuban aid workers, who have given their solidarity contribution to the health of this brother Bolivian people.
An official statement issued by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced that on November 13 four members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in El Alto were arrested by Bolivian police as they moved to their place of residence with money drawn from a bank to pay for basic services and rents for the 107 members of the Brigade in that region.
Due to these circumstances, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on the decision to immediately move all health personnel to Cuba, and demanded the immediate release of the detainees, as well as a guarantee of the physical integrity of each of the Cuban collaborators.
Since 2006, the Cuban medical mission in Bolivia has guaranteed health care to the most vulnerable population, and specifically in the case of ophthalmology, to mention just one example, they assist in five centers located in the departments of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Beni, La Paz and Tarija.