Protests announced in Honduras at Cuban doctors’ departure: "Protests announced in Honduras at Cuban doctors’ departure
Ahora.cu / 29-08-2005
Workers, students, mayors and professionals announced that they would hold a series of mass protests because their government intends to reduce by 50% the number of Cuban doctors who arrived here after the devastation caused seven years ago by Hurricane Mitch.
'The cubans are working in remote rural communities where Honduran doctors refuse to go,' Juan Barahona, coordinator of the Popular Bloc (BP) told the Associated Press on Thursday. 'And they have won the affection, trust and respect of the poorest people in Honduras.'
'Reducing the Cuban brigade would be a crime against humanity by the government against its own poor people,' he stated."