This island nation once again kisses her children on the forehead, bids them farewell with pride, and watches as they embark on another journey to where life demands their presence, without hesitation
This time, Azerbaijan is the destination for Cuban health professionals, whose internationalist vocation calls them to heal the pain of others. Thus the 115 members of this brigade are now joining thousands of their brothers and sisters around the world, showing that humanism and solidarity are the most effective vaccines against the new coronavirus.
Yesterday, July 13, the International Health Center La Pradera once again became the epicenter of love, gratitude and respect, when President Díaz-Canel met with a new group of collaborators who joined the COVID-19 battle in the Principality of Andorra, Nicaragua, and Antigua and Barbuda.
He arrived at the famous institution to begin a week of intense work with them, to listen and welcome them home again, this time without television screens.
On June 26, 2018, the popular Italian singer Laura Pausini professed her love for Cuba, shouting: "Cuba, I love you," to the crowd attending the concert she offered along with Gente de Zona in Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva. Today she is again showing her affection, conveying to an admirer on the island, via telephone, her gratitude "to so many Cuban doctors who traveled to Italy to help us."
The pandemic may prevent us from physically attending the essential encounters Cubans have every July 26 with the memory of our historical generation. There is no virus or adverse situation that can diminish the significance of the step they took in 1953, when a handful of young rebels, led by Fidel, "conquered" for eternity the yearnings of a people.