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Guatemalan Foreign Minister Praises Work of Cuban Technicians

Guatemala City, October 10 (RHC)-- Guatemalan Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera praised the work of Cuban technicians in that Central American nation, as he recieved Ms. Kenia Serrano, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peopoles, ICAP, who is visiting Guatemala.

The support of Cuba to Guatemala in the field of public health is essential in our country, the Foreign Minister said. He noted that the presence of Cuban doctors and other health technicians has led to a fifty percent reduction of infant mortality in Guatemala in the past 15 years.

He noted that Cuban doctors and technicians went to remote and poor areas where local doctors did not want to work.

At the same time, the Guatemalan Foreign Minister said that the introduction in that Central American nation of the Cuban-devised educational method Yes I Can, helped wipe out illiteracy in several Guatemalan regions.

Cuba spreads its humanist approach everywhere, and many Guatemalan towns and cities are already proudly proclaiming themselves as free from illiterary, thanks to the Caribbean island and its teachers.

Kenia Serrano voiced the satisfaction of Cuba over these advances and recalled that the United Nations General Assembly will soon vote on the annual resolution condemning the U.S. commercial, economic and financial blockade of Cuba imposed by the United States against the Island for over half a century.

Despite the setbacks imposed by the U.S. blockade against the island, Cuba regards as an imperative the spread assistance to sister nations in need, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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