Just Cause - Cuban Medicine: The Surviving Solidarity

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"Just Cause", hosted by Piedad Córdoba, offers a series of documentaries on Latin American economic, political and social realities. Today's program "Cuban Medicine: The Surviving Solidarity" looks at the enormous efforts made by the Cuban revolution -despite its own shortages and economic problems coupled with an increasingly stringent and vicious US blockade- to provide top quality medical care at no cost whatsoever on the island to international patients. Among the most emblematic cases are the children who suffered deformities as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown in the former Soviet Union, the Cuban-Venezuelan integral health care agreement, and the Latin American School of Medicine, where thousands of students from low-income families, both from developing countries as well as poor communities in the United States, receive scholarships to study medicine and become doctors. teleSUR