C. American lawmaker nominates Cuban doctors for Nobel Peace Prize
Guatemala, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan legislator to the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) Aura Lily Escobar proposed Cuba's 'Henry Reeve' Medical Contingent for the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Monday.
In a letter to the president of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Escobar based her petition on the voluntary contribution from the members of the brigade to the fight against the SARS-COv-2 coronavirus, and their contributions to save thousands of lives around the world, she affirmed.
The parliamentarian explained that the mission of Cuban health specialists consists of 'assisting the populations of countries that have been victims of natural disasters and epidemics, and helping them to recover, under the noble principles of solidarity, humanism, defense and exercise of the human right to health and, therefore, the promotion of peace'.
For this, she added, the members of the brigade base their work on the knowledge of each people's needs and respect for their cultural, economic and political differences.
Escobar pointed out that during the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 3,000 health professionals joined the 'Henry Reeve' Contingent and provided services in 38 countries, where they have treated nearly 400,000 Covid-19 patients and saved more than 9,000 lives.
'For its constant humanitarian service to our Guatemalan and world population, in its humanitarian, internationalist mission, the Contingent deserves your decision in favor of my petition,' the letter concluded.
Previously, the Parlacen approved a resolution in support of the request to grant the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban Medical Contingent.
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